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Postby ScurvyDog » Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:23 pm

Jerome Williams, Brad Penny, Dontrell Willis, and Brian Lawrence

I have to leave one exposed during our expansion draft. They are all either $5 or $4, so it's not an issue. Keeper 5x5 league (NL-only). Which one do you leave out there?

I'm thinking Williams? Tough choice - I think Penny will have a great year (if healthy) - all should offer low ERA similar Wins.

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Postby rlee » Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:26 pm

Penny has by far the highest ceiling, but his health also makes him the greatest risk. But I think he is so far better than all of the other pitchers you listed, he would be my choice without hesitation. ;-)
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Postby J35J » Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:29 pm

Penny

Willis

Williams
Lawrence
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Postby ScurvyDog » Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:30 pm

Thanks - I agree - but I should have named the post "worst of theis bunch?"

Who do you leave off the protection list?
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Postby Talyn » Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:36 pm

I would leave off Williams
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Postby cordscords » Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:38 pm

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Postby Spartans Rule » Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:39 pm

I would drop Lawrence.

Penny and Willis are easy choices to keep.

Numbers-wise Williams and Lawrence are fairly similar, but the difference is that Williams is 23 and can hit the high 90s with his fastball, while Lawrence is 28 and relies on inducing groundballs. That gives Williams a lot more upside.
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Postby J35J » Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:41 pm

I'd probably leave off Lawrence because you know what you will get with him and Williams can do what Lawrence will do and has the potential to do better. They are both pretty close but I'd take the few more K's and the better upside with Williams.
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Postby ScurvyDog » Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:44 pm

What do you guys see for projections for Williams/Lawrence?

I have:

Lawrence - 16 W, 133 K, 3.88 ERA, 1.29 WHIP
Williams - 13 W, 117 K, 3.99 ERA, 1.29 WHIP

Thoughts?
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Postby J35J » Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:53 pm

J. Williams 12 - 13W 3.9ERA 1.25WHIP 130-135K

B. Lawrence 14W 3.95ERA 1.29WHIP 120-125K

this is where I have them
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