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nolanwood wrote:He's been less injury prone than Cole Hamels, if that tells you anything...
Last season was Guzman's injury, so he's gonna need to log some innings this year in AAA before he'll make a significant impact when he comes up for good next year.
hybrid wrote:Except Guzman's injuries have been much more worse on his arm and stuff, where as Cole's injuries never hendered that (never had anything require surgery like Guzman). A tear in your labrum isn't something to put lightly, it's much more difficult to come back from that then a back injury or whatever else Hamels has endured.
P.S. Just took a better look at him and he is pitching better this year considering. It's hard to say what his stuff is like now since it has changed since his surgery. I've heard his FB sits back in the low to mid 90's, yet his change up isn't what it used to be, and he didn't throw his curve much last year (not sure about it this year).
nolanwood wrote:I was just mentioning the Hamels thing because both have been talked about as "injury prone"....and Hamels hit the DL after only 2 starts when he came up. Guzman hasn't had arm issues since surgery.
RugbyD wrote:his control before and even after the first few injuries was preposterously good. after all he's been though its to be expected that that falls off, but i don't think its something that can't be regained either.
Yeah I understand, though Guzman did arm issues since then. He had forearm stiffness last year that made him most all of last year, only pitched 18 total innings.
Havok1517 wrote:I think he could be a good gamble in a keeper leauge. I personally think he will be better than Hill & Marshall if he can stay healthy. He was among the top young arms in the minors. He's still quite young and has always been highly coveted by the Cubs despite the injuries (a pattern there jk). I wish all Cub fans and their players the best of luck. The losing will end sometime I hope.
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