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Broncmet724 wrote:for 2008 fantasy
1. Scott Kazmir (I hate you Steve Phillips I hate you)
I'm ok now
2. Cole Hamels
3. Matt Cain
4. Felix Hernandez
5. Tim Lincecum
6. Francisco Liriano (I have him at 24, might be wrong)
7. Fausto Carmona
8. Jonathan Broxton
9. Yovani Gallardo
10. Chad Billingsley
11. Joakim Soria
12. Phil Hughes
13. Joba Chamberlain
14. Carlos Villanueva
15. Kevin Slowey
16. Matt Garza
17. Ian Kennedy
MTUCache wrote:acsguitar wrote:How are you guys not including Jimenez especially since he put on 15 pounds of muscle in the offseason
nobody asked me too... gimme a minute and I will.
MTUCache wrote:I've got Jimenez at a 10/4.00/1.30/140 season with around 150 IP... if those aren't your numbers then you'll obviously have to adjust.
That puts him at around a negative 4.0 in this group...
Better than Garza and Sonnanstine, but definitely not on my radar unless I'm missing something.
acsguitar wrote:How are you guys not including Jimenez especially since he put on 15 pounds of muscle in the offseason
J35J wrote:acsguitar wrote:How are you guys not including Jimenez especially since he put on 15 pounds of muscle in the offseason
I actually like Morales more than Jimenez.
High Heater wrote:7. Gallardo - i like his stuff and command right now but i fear his weight, and he looks more like an innings eater to me
What he did last year was no fluke in my view. So the question is, can he stay healthy? He's been remarkably durable as a pro. Listed at 6-1, 210, he doesn't have the prototype 6-4, 210 pound pitcher's body and may have to watch his weight as he gets older. But he repeats his delivery well, and appears to have a resilient arm. I don't think his injury risk is any higher than it is for any other pitcher his age, and perhaps it's a bit lower.
I could see Gallardo being a pitcher who is best in his early-to-mid-20s, then gradually fading as he approaches 30. My guess is that his best years will be in the next five, and that eventually he'll become "just" an inning-eating starter. Assuming he stays healthy, Gallardo should be recognized as Number One starter and among the best pitchers in baseball in the 2008-2012 window, but that by 2014 he'll be more of an inning-eater type. An early peak, followed by a very gradual decline in other words. No massive sudden shock injury, but rather a slow loss of effectiveness as his arm wears down.
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