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Jose Acevedo a Sleeper?

Postby Lime » Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:23 pm

This guy has stunk big time as a starter, but when you look at his splits from last year, can he be considered a sleeper as a reliever?

17.0 IP, 7 H, 1 BB, 10 K, 0.00 ERA

It's kind of a small sample, but what do you think?
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Postby EricF » Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:39 pm

Acevedo's got good stuff, and he probably won't hurt you too badly as a reliever. I don't see him near the back end of the bullpen, though, with Graves, Weathers, Mercker, Weber, and perhaps Ryan Wagner on the staff. Watch announcements out of spring training, but I see Acevedo as a spot starter/long reliever.
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:02 pm

I got burnt last year with so I am staying far away on draft day. He will go undrafted in most leagues so I will see how he does and then pick him in FAgency
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Postby perlick29 » Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:17 pm

Some interesting stats on Acevedo: gave up a .318 avg on balls hit into play. That's unusually unlucky I'd expect that to come down. The other thing is his homer rate which is a pretty pitiful 1.7 per 9 and needs to come down. I think he's got too much talent not to be able to improve, so I say he is a viable WW pickup after month 1 of the season as a potential Scott Shields type.
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