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Double Play Ball wrote:nowhere on these boards do i hear anything ghood about janssen. The onlt time when i even hear his name mentioned is when someone is asking if they should pick him up for either a spot start, or if they shuld add him in a very deep league. This kid has phenomenal stuff, and is now 6-3 with a 3.07 ERA and a WHIP under .95. In 56 innings this year Janssen had had walked only 8 batters. He hasnt given up more than 4 earned runs in any of his last 7 starrts. This kid is quielty putting up an All Start caliber year. It's about time he deserves some respect around here.
hybrid wrote:Well you probably don't hear much cause he is 24/25 and doesn't have great stuff. He profiles as more or less a back of the rotation type pitcher and is pitching over his head at the moment.
zevon wrote:I picked him up over the weekend (waivers) and he put up a nice 6 inning win tonite, 5 K no walks and 1.50 ERA/ 1.00 WHIP.
He's got a solid spot in my rotation as long as he keeps approaching these numbers.
RawTalent wrote:Another reason to be tentative on janssen is that he's only pitched one season of professional baseball...this time last year, he was in A ball. He did dominate all of last year, but so would many in A ball.
That said, he's been pretty impressive this year. He hits his spots better than most rookies, and his fastball has decent movement into right-handed hitters (and away from lefties). He's got amazing control (he leads AL starters in WHIP, and is only bested by Pedro) and I also like how he's gotten better the second and third time around against teams he's faced earlier (Angels, Rays, Orioles).
Given that Liriano, Weaver and Papelbon are dominating the headlines, Janssen is certainly someone people simply haven't noticed, but may be just as helpful. FYI, he faces the Orioles, Marlins, Mets and Nats over the next four projected starts. I'd say 3 wins over those four starts isn't a bad bet.
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