Now as for Dotel, he should be an outstanding fantasy closer this season, a top 7 or 8 closer for sure.
Expect nothing less from dotel other then
I think these #'s are a little modest on Dotel's upside.
In his last 4 years with the Astros(in that sandbox for a stadium) his average earn runs is about 2.50 (guestimate) based off years of (01' 2.66ERA, 02': 1.85ERA, 03': 2.48ERA, 04': 3.12ERA)
Moving to Mcaffee/Network associates should do wonders for his #'s.
His k/9 is ridiculous(average k/9 over last 3 years has been 12.5), he's up there with the krods/gagne's/lidges
I dont see that k rate slipping at all. His (not so spectacular bb/9 and h/9 hold him back from being a real top 3 type talent)
Comming into this year healthy and a more defined role I fully expect him to blossom into a top 5 closer by the end of the year.