Another 'supersleeper' ( I've seen him not drafted on many 12/14 teams lists), who can become 'seaworthy' (
) if a few things pan out.
A 24 year old from Taiwan, he posted a 3.01 Era, 10.7 K9 (35 k's in 29.1 innings), 2.1 BB9 (5:1 K/BB), (gave up 1 homer) going 1-1 with 4/5 quality starts, to end the season last year.
His cons are that he's has 2 Tommy John surguries when he's been in the minors;
he has comparably small amount of time spent in the minors (con if you feel he isn't proven, pro if you feel he can only get better), he has control issues, and He is competing with Billingsley for a starting spot.
Last year as a reliever he had a 5.34 era, 10.7 K9 (36 in 30.1 innings), 7.7 BB9, (1.38:1 K/BB), (gave up 2 homers) going 0-4 with no saves.
Pro's are the he plays in Dodger stadium, he will be given a chance in ST to fight for the spot ( I have read that Colletti would be against having Billingsley start from the pen early, and there's always a chance ..something could happen to Wolf), he is a consistent K machine in the majors, and his minor league numbers (below) are VERY comparable to some of the top minors/ 'works in progress' that get talked about at the cafe. I'll pass on a Ollie on the final round and pick up Kuo instead.
I didn't see the bottom link when I first posted this (and I'd like to think if Ollie can have 30 plus threads on leftovers Kuo can have 3)
Ollie minor WHIP (avg): 1.32
Cabrera minor WHIP : 1.36
Kuo can be compared to these guys who had similar 1st app AAA experiences
I don't like comparing Kuo to Cabrera since Cabrera plays inthe AL in one of the best htting divisions in baseball. And also it would mean his numbers get worse this year...
Also, I have read Kuo has been working on a breaking ball to add to his pitches
Last edited by KHI on Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:26 am, edited 1 time in total.