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Clayton Kershaw's performance

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:24 pm
by chem
Kershaw over his last 3 starts:
14.0 IP 13 H 8 ER 11 BB 11 K 5.14 ERA 1.71 WHIP

This guy was highly drafted, but as a young pitcher is hard to predict. His start last night against SD was particularly bad. Random blips or start of his decline as he struggles with command and teams get a book on him? Buy low or sell-for-whatever-you-can-get? He has been pretty bad lately, but has high K/9 and Wins potential down the road.

Re: Clayton Kershaw's performance

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:28 pm
by Another Blown Save
He's only 21 so inconsistency is to be expected.
I'd say hold on to him in any keeper/dynasty leagues. In a re-draft, if you can deal with the inconsistency, I'd say hold onto him as well. He'll have better outings, but he'll struggle down the road as well. Obviously, if you can get a established player for him, I'd trade him.

Re: Clayton Kershaw's performance

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:32 pm
by chem
Another Blown Save wrote:In a re-draft, if you can deal with the inconsistency, I'd say hold onto him as well. He'll have better outings, but he'll struggle down the road as well. Obviously, if you can get a established player for him, I'd trade him.


I'm in a redraft NL-only league. Players like Joe Blanton are on the waiver wire. With Kershaw, what's the value-over-Blanton now? Seems pretty low!

But has anyone actually inspected this guy, watched or analyzed his starts? Willing to take a stand on a prediction about him for his next few starts?

Re: Clayton Kershaw's performance

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:50 pm
by Another Blown Save
chem wrote:
Another Blown Save wrote:In a re-draft, if you can deal with the inconsistency, I'd say hold onto him as well. He'll have better outings, but he'll struggle down the road as well. Obviously, if you can get a established player for him, I'd trade him.


I'm in a redraft NL-only league. Players like Joe Blanton are on the waiver wire. With Kershaw, what's the value-over-Blanton now? Seems pretty low!

But has anyone actually inspected this guy, watched or analyzed his starts? Willing to take a stand on a prediction about him for his next few starts?

If Blanton is the best guy on ww, then definitely hold on to Kershaw.
While I didn't watch his last start, looking at the boxscore, looks like he had trouble locating (expected of a young pitcher). I would say expect kind of numbers he has right now. He'll walk a lot of guys, but will minimize the damage with his Ks. When the batters are chasing pitches, he'll do good, but when the batters are being patient, he'll have to throw too many pitches and won't be able to go deep into the game (this limits his chance of getting a W as well).