Doc19 wrote:How about Adam Eaton... the guy has got great stuff, K's a lot of batters... and pitches at PETCO
Also, Victor Zambrano has also shown flashes of brilliance, surrounded by a fair share of forgettable outings... if somehow he could pull it altogether he might be a bargain this year...
LOL Dude, I agree with you. Now be prepared to field the barrage of anti-Zambrano posts...
Victor Zambrano was a great prospect three years ago. He and Carlos were on the same level back then. However, Victor will be turing 30 this season. I don't think he will suddenly shatter his career marks.
Grienke I think is a stud and will be this year. He will drop in a draft do to playing for KC and a drop in Wins, but how about getting a solid contribution in ERA, WHIP, and K's from a mid-round pitcher? No he won't be the tops in majors in Wins, but if you can get him in mid-rounds he will really round out a staff and help.
I think greatest potential to blow up into a star is Harden. Huge upside, only problem is he is now the "ace" in Oakland. He has the added pressure plus he'll be matched up against other aces.
On another note, I like Victor Zambrano. I don't think he is a super sleeper, but he might be a late bloomer. He's almost 30 but it isn't like he came up 10 years ago, been in the majors since 2001 and then only threw 50 innings. Zambrano is still learning and can strike out a decent number of batters. Will he put it together this year, or ever? Right, like anyone knows the answer to that question. Will be an interesting mid-late pick as a gamble.
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Keep an eye out for kazmir big strikeout numbers but playing in tampa he wont get run support, alot like nolan ryan because he has good stuff but he also walks alot of batters and doesnt always get done in the win collumn.
Also look out for phillies fourth starter and star prospect Gavin Floyd. In his 6 starts at the end of last season he went 2-0 and had a very good era, not to mention he averaged a strikeout per an inning.
Keep an eye out for Dan Meyer also, the main guy in the Tim Hudson, also he is another one of Billie Beane's favorites. He is currently the 5th starter in the rotation and he is just as good as Dan Haren.
Look for pirates starter John Van Benshoten to have a good mid season impact like oliver perez did last year.
my late round guys in my leagues that im looking @ are AJ Burnett, Greinke, Adam Eaton, and Noah Lowry.
Also if you are in a keeper league grab Mike Gonzalez for a 1$ or 2$ and play him this yr to lower your whip and era, and rack up K's. If your league uses holds he will benefit you there, and when the Jose Mesa implosion happens he will be the new closer.