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Re: Homer Bailey call imminenet?

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 11:40 pm
by stevethumb
hbailey tonite went 7 IP 7 H 4 R 3 BB 7 K against a weak baltimore farm club.. got bailed out by an outfield assist and key DP

i don't see much value in bailey when he gets the call..he hasn't shown an ability to control the strike zone at the highest level

Re: Homer Bailey call imminenet?

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 4:09 am
by hybrid
stevethumb wrote:i don't see much value in bailey when he gets the call..he hasn't shown an ability to control the strike zone at the highest level


He has improved his control greatly this year as his 46.1IP in 12BB shows. If by "highest level" you mean the majors, well people tend to forget he was hurt and still a pretty raw pitcher. I find it silly how easily people wrote Homer off especially considering everything about him says he was rushed and wasn't ready yet.

Re: Homer Bailey call imminenet?

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 11:51 am
by RAmst23
hybrid wrote:
stevethumb wrote:i don't see much value in bailey when he gets the call..he hasn't shown an ability to control the strike zone at the highest level


He has improved his control greatly this year as his 46.1IP in 12BB shows. If by "highest level" you mean the majors, well people tend to forget he was hurt and still a pretty raw pitcher. I find it silly how easily people wrote Homer off especially considering everything about him says he was rushed and wasn't ready yet.


And it's not like the kid won't improve. He just turned 22 (3 days ago in fact) and has a 39/12 K/BB ratio for the year. Even in a redraft the guy can have substantial value. He's averaging more than a K an inning his last 3 starts, and he'll be an asset once called up to the majors.

Re: Homer Bailey call imminenet?

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 12:48 pm
by stevethumb
i am not writing bailey off and of course he can improve..i am saying that he has more value as a real player than he does as a fantasy one..the reds need him to eat the innings that belisle and fogg obviously can't..but in that ballpark, i do not see anything below a 4.00 ERA or 1.4 whip so i don't see him helping fantasy teams other than those in deep NL only leagues