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still-hate-francisco-cabrera wrote:Being a pirate fan, I read a good deal of bucco's coverage, and nobody has said anything that I know of regarding an injury. He just isn't pitching well right now.
If I remember, he tended to have streaks where he pitched really well last year, and then he would cool off. There are probably more reliable pitchers to have on your roster right now. Maybe keep an eye on him and pick him back up if he starts to get hot, but he's doesn't need to have a permanent spot on your roster.
kab21 wrote:I would assume that you're talking about 12 team leagues instead of 20 team or NL only leagues. The bottom portion of my pitching staff (20 team league) is Germano, Gorzellany, Blackburn and Niemann. Almost every SP is taken and most of the top prospects.
The unofficial industry standard is that no young pitcher should throw more than 30 more innings than he did the previous season. It's a general rule of thumb, and one I've been tracking for about a decade. When teams violate the incremental safeguard, it's amazing how often they pay for it.
Tom Gorzelanny, Pirates, 25 (+40 1/3)
I cringe when I see pitchers with non-contenders show up on this list. The Royals were guilty for years of pushing young pitchers without the excuse of a pennant race (Chris George, Jose Rosado, Runelvys Hernandez, etc.). Gorzelanny was 1-3 with a 5.77 ERA in September while throwing 639 pitches, his second-highest monthly total (by only five pitches) of the season. While Gorzelanny was passing his career high in innings, the Pirates let him throw 105, 118, 107, 107 and 117 pitches in meaningless consecutive September starts. Why?
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