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Postby HolyCow101 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:35 am

Need some opinions on this loser and what many of you expect from him this season. He was by far one of the biggest duds I drafted last year and still cant seem to get over his blister problems.

He is a really promising pitcher, but I dont think I will take a risk on him this year..... :-o
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Postby Andy1234 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:11 am

Its the same story as last year, tons of potential, but he comes with a risk. Only differance is you won't have to draft him as high, because he's not coming off a great post-season as he was last year.
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Postby Sunspot » Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:50 am

Beckett will be in the top 10 pitchers at seasons end. Draft him and you will be happy!
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Postby Mugwump » Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:49 am

The potential is too huge not to take a risk and draft him.
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Postby nikku88 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:49 am

I don't want to draft after getting burned, but it might be worse to finally let him pass only to have him stay healthy for the first time.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:53 am

I think he is a great risk/reward guy. Most likely he won't cost more than a 7th round pick and he has the potential to be a #1 SP. The only thing holding him back is health.
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Postby Yoda » Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:56 am

If you take Beckett as a #2 and get another good arm to back him up, then you should do fine. He has to stay healthy one of these years and you don't want to miss out on his coming out party.
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Postby Copperheads » Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:29 am

I have him raked as the 14th starting pitcher coming into this year. I can see a line of 15w - 190K - 3.07ERA - 1.15WHIP while starting 26 games. I can see him missing 5 - 7 starting during the year.
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Postby Mugwump » Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:43 am

I see him winning 17 or more, but I am a Beckett fan...
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Postby TheYanks04 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:19 pm

Beckett is an infuriating pitcher to own. He has great talent, but he just can't stay healthy for the most stupidiest things as a blister.

Like anyone else it all comes down to where you can get him. He is not worth a high pick. The risk is too high of him missing half the season.

He is going round 7-9 on avg. 7th is too high IMO. 9th is about right...An overall 90-100 pick who is right on the edge of the talent pool dropoff that happens at about 100-110.
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