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Re: Young Arms to Target LATE

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:08 am

Lot of great suggestions so far. So I don't have a whole lot to add.

But, IMO Ubaldo Jimenez belongs on this list. He's on most people's radar at this point, but I think he's being undervalued. Last year he started pitching instead of just trying to overpower everyone. His GB rate increased drastically, and he cut down on his walks. Though, admittedly, wins could be tough to come by without Holliday in that lineup.

The same goes for Andy Sonnanstine to a certain extent. He looks to be locked into the 4th or 5th spot in the Rays rotation. He's not spectacular and doesn't have great upside but he should be a solid lower level fantasy SP.
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Re: Young Arms to Target LATE

Postby Jihan1 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:16 am

What about this 33-year young Uehara for Baltimore? I read he's touted as their #2 starter. Anyone have any skinny on him? Is he worth drafting?
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Re: Young Arms to Target LATE

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:00 am

Omaha Red Sox wrote:Love the names Gonzalez and Porcello. A few other to check out...

Neftali Feliz
Trevor Cahill
Derek Holland
Wade Davis
Jeff Samardzija

And don't forget Hanson.
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Re: Young Arms to Target LATE

Postby GOGOGADGETFLOW » Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:14 pm

Keep a close eye on Rich Hill if he gets a spot on the rotation.
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Re: Young Arms to Target LATE

Postby Tommy John » Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:58 pm

Sean Marshall for the Cubbies may be a guy to keep an eye on
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Re: Young Arms to Target LATE

Postby Grounded Polo » Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:07 pm

GOGOGADGETFLOW wrote:Keep a close eye on Rich Hill if he gets a spot on the rotation.


Why? He had a BB/9 in the minors pushing 5. 2007 as a fluke year would make much more sense and if he does start, he gets to see plenty of Tampa Bay, Boston, and New York. No thanks.
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Re: Young Arms to Target LATE

Postby GOGOGADGETFLOW » Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:29 pm

Spot start the guy...he had hampering back problems last year that caused him to lose alot of his control. He has a lethal curveball that AL-ers haven't seen yet. I can see him do pretty good.
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Re: Young Arms to Target LATE

Postby chargerss24 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:20 pm

GOGOGADGETFLOW wrote:Keep a close eye on Rich Hill if he gets a spot on the rotation.


He got batted around in the winter league down in Venezuala. You think he's going to post good numbers against the AL East? No thanks. %-6
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Re: Young Arms to Target LATE

Postby auclairkeithbc » Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:47 pm

Jesse Litsch is probably worth a gamble. A lot of people just don't quite believe he is for real, but he could help a team out quite a bit at the end of a draft.
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Re: Young Arms to Target LATE

Postby MasterX1918 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:08 pm

A lot of these guys being mentioned are prospects who probably won't reach the pro's this season. Rick Porcello, Tommy Hanson, Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Cahill, Brett Anderson, Neftali Feliz: all of these guys probably won't reach the pro level before September unless their respective teams experience significant injuries. I mean some of these guys are barely 20 years old.

Some other guys worth mentioning:
Nick Blackburn
Kevin Slowey
Manny Parra
Johnny Cueto
Sean Gallagher
Gio Gonzalez
Aaron Laffey
Jordan Zimmerman
Chris Volstad
Wade LeBlanc
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