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AKhomebrewer wrote:Twinskies wrote:...20 years ago this would just be another quality start. Livan would be back out there after 4 days rest, fresh and ready to go...
35 years ago he'd be back out there after 3 days rest. I think the pen had gotten a heavy workout over the last few days ... still, it's a bit unusual to see this in the 21st century (although I saw a high school game a few years ago where a kid threw 190 pitches )
Jack-In-A-Box wrote:warrick95 wrote:He's a horse who's more valuable to his team than to fantasy teams because he provides many quality innings. Fantasy teams are better off finding alternatives who put up better numbers even if that's over less innings.
I love your thinking. It's why every year I'm able to get Livan. He's the 8th best ranked SP in my points league. But still every year he slides to the later rounds. His WHIP isn't that great but the guy knows how to WIN. And get decent K's and have a decent ERA. So if he helps me in 3 of 4 pitching cats in roto scoring as well, how is he still not valueable to fantasy teams?
BobbyRoberto wrote:High schools and colleges haven't yet heard much about the possible dangers of high pitch counts. Every year, there are stud college pitchers throwing 140+ pitches in games during the College World Seres. Same thing happens in high school state tournaments.
MLB teams are getting pitchers after they've already been put through the wringer by their high school, select team, and college coaches.
BobbyRoberto wrote:I think the Cubs should trade for Livan so we can see Dusty Baker send him out to pitch both games of a double-header one day.
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