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Postby big shot » Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:54 am

rank these pitchers in terms of fantasy value and list any opinions
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Postby big shot » Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:49 pm

come on guys, can i get some help with this one
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:02 pm

i dont know to much about ledezma. backe is somewhat intriguing but has gone undrafted in my leagues. i dont really care for rusch too much right now. i dont think he is quite as good as his numbers last year indicate. there is still a chance he ends up back in the cubs pen. it would have to be a deep league or NL only league for me to consider drafting rusch.
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Postby Dmville » Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:04 pm

Don't know much about Ledezma, but I'd put Backe above Rusch for the upside.

Backe is also 99% for sure in the rotation, probably #4.

Baker will be more willing to put Rusch (#5 spot) back into a long relief role if they have RP trouble this year and one of their younger starters steps up a bit. Plus being a #5 he is more likely to get skipped now and again.
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Postby The G-Man » Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:27 pm

Just a suggestion, but if you are not getting enough response, try the search function for each of these names to get historical opinions. While you are doing this, I'm sure the responses will start to roll in.

I am also keeping an eye on these guys, but not ready for them yet.

Ledezma has potential, but I stay away from Tiger pitchers due to the poor defense behind them.
Backe I like better.
Rusch I like the best, but he is a 5th starter in the Cubs rotation.
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Postby mcqfesijiba » Tue Mar 01, 2005 3:07 pm

Being a Tigers' fan, I know the kind of upside Ledezma has. He has considerably more upside than Backe or Rusch. Rusch is a solid veteran and I would probably take him before the other two if I'm looking for performance right now, but none of the three will probably be of much value this year.
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Postby Dmville » Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:06 pm

Just saw this about Rusch on Rototimes--Prepping Dempster for a starter role in case the need Glendon in the Pen. I don't believe the Cubs are set on having Rusch as their #5 SP.

http://www.rototimes.com/index.php?sport=bsball&type=teamnotes&name=CHC
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