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BlueBandit24 wrote:I am more concerned with how he feels throwing his slider as opposed to how hard he is throwing. He is a decent gamble late in drafts but there are still plenty of risks associated with him, including the possibility that he is a middle reliever in April.
Field wrote:I'd rather take a gamble with Harden who can be had much much later. It's too much of a risk to grab Liriano where you'll have to grab him.
The Artful Dodger wrote:Field wrote:I'd rather take a gamble with Harden who can be had much much later. It's too much of a risk to grab Liriano where you'll have to grab him.
Ha, but I assume 90% probability that he'll find the DL this year and from here on out. Whether or not Liriano is effective is kind of a moot point in relation to Harden.
I'd also like to see how Liriano does throwing his slider as it's his most effective pitch besides throwing the heat. That'll be key to seeing how close to form he can get as well as staying healthy. Liriano in the 8th sounds like a massive stretch, but I think it's fine to bite in the 13th round once the likes of Billingsley and McGowan are off the board.
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