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daniel80111 wrote:How bad is Verlander?? wow, I knew the overrated FIP stats meant something. Most overrated pitcher coming into fantasy this year by far.
Inukchuk wrote:I would say that if their numbers stay relatively close to where they are now for the remainder of the season, then Harden's value will be at its apex and Verlander's will be rock bottom going into '09 drafts.
I wouldn't hop on Verlander as my ace next year (of course, I wouldn't have done it this year, either), but he could be the guy that gives you ace numbers for #2 (or maybe even #3... ) pitcher value.
ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reports a scout said Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander has regressed. "His stuff is now a grade below what it was. He's become a two-seam sinkerball pitcher. Where's the front-door hammer (curveball)? Where's that four-seam fastball he used to bang guys away with? I'm not seeing it. I'm seeing a lot of contact, and the hitters look way too comfortable," the scout said.
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