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What's Not To Love About Aaron Heilman?

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What's Not To Love About Aaron Heilman?

Postby Guttenburg » Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:58 pm

If he logs 200 IP than he should be a lock for 200 K's. The Mets also have a decent ballclub this year as well, which should translate into a few W's. I really don't see why Heilman would go undrafted in any format?? Really, as shortsighted as Omar Minya is, everyone knows this kid is not going to the bullpen.
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Postby The Jury » Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:11 pm

27 year old KID?
The odds of the AL MVP coming from the American League are looking pretty good.
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Postby KOSTAS » Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:19 pm

Actually starters don't hit their primes until 29 or so.

Heilman has quite a bit of upside at the moment.
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Postby cadets1 » Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:24 pm

What kind of spring is he having?
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:29 pm

There is still a chance Bannister wins the 5th spot and Heilman goes to the pen. They did it to him last year, I don't see why you are so sure they won't do it again.
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Postby KOSTAS » Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:33 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:There is still a chance Bannister wins the 5th spot and Heilman goes to the pen. They did it to him last year, I don't see why you are so sure they won't do it again.


they did it to him last year because they thought they had a better option and Heilman had not yet established himself as a solid arm. This year, Bannister is not good enough to change that.

Who know, maybe a trade with the Devil Rays?? :-) Lugo for Heilman would net the Rays the Mets 2 best young homegrown starters. Why not??
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Postby phillibuster » Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:37 pm

A very good one...little or no walks good K numbers and a 1.00 ERA.

May I point out that his post AS break #'s last season were 40 IP's and a 0.68 ERA.

It would be foolish and disrespectful for the mets to start Bannister above Heilman.

I think he is a huge sleeper candidate.

cadets1 wrote:What kind of spring is he having?
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Postby Simulacrum » Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:39 pm

phillibuster wrote:A very good one...little or no walks good K numbers and a 1.00 ERA.

May I point out that his post AS break #'s last season were 40 IP's and a 0.68 ERA.

It would be foolish and disrespectful for the mets to start Bannister above Heilman.

I think he is a huge sleeper candidate.

cadets1 wrote:What kind of spring is he having?


I agree. I just drafted him in the 18th round and I'm feeling pretty good about it.
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Postby Ender » Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:15 pm

Well from a real baseball standpoint he plays for the mets, thats one reason not to like him.

From a fantasy standpoint his real issue is he doesn't have a very big history of good pitching and for whatever reason last year the Mets didn't show faith in him and put him in the bullpen even though he was their 2nd best starter at the time. He's a decent sleeper for sure though.
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Postby wrveres » Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:22 pm

[url=http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060319&content_id=1356405&vkey=spt2006news&fext=.jsp&c_id=nym]What the club is thinking is difficult to determine. The Mets are quite aware of Heilman's preference to start and the growing sense in the clubhouse that Heilman in the 'pen and Bannister in the rotation make the team stronger than Heilman in the rotation and Bannister in Norfolk.
Manager Willie Randolph nipped weekend speculation that Bannister might displace Victor Zambrano in the rotation when he said Zambrano is all but established as the No. 4 starter.[/url]
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