Probably worth noting that Backe's 'bad' start was @ StL ... hardly any shame in that. I'd actually take him ahead of Lawrence at this point. That opinion is based mostly on upside; with Lawrence you know what you'll get: occasional brilliance interspersed among a lot of mediocre starts.
Id rather have him over Lawrence, hes a good pitcher, hes got very nice breaking stuff and uses it effectively. I never even saw the kid pitch until last year during the postseason and watching that game put him on my sleeper list during the offseason, hes a good pitcher to have on your team.
Screw the Peavy and Burnett Watches, I'm probably one of the laziest people in the world
I drafted him as a 5th/6th starter in a couple of leagues. Here's hoping that he continues to improve.
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