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Twinskies wrote:Edwin Jackson...looked very promising in his 3 starts at the end of last year, even beat the big unit I'd be keeping a close eye on him this year
Mordraken wrote:Twinskies wrote:Edwin Jackson...looked very promising in his 3 starts at the end of last year, even beat the big unit I'd be keeping a close eye on him this year
Spring training stats for Edwin:
4 games, 11.2 IP, 13 hits, 11 runs, 4 BB, 10 Ks.
The Ks are nice, and certainly when 65% of your baserunners score it's bad luck, but he seems to be getting hit pretty hard. The only good news: Good K:BB ratio and no homers allowed.
He did have a good 4 games at the end of last year, but it's a risky pick. Unless I'm loaded with solid pitching, I would probably pass (i.e. I'm not going to rely on him to be a "top starter" for my team).
That said, given the context of the question, I think it's a good suggestion. Another couple might be Dewon Brazleton, Jeremy Affelt, Jimmy Gobble and Rafael Soriano.
warrick95 wrote:I think it's too early for Kazmir and Greinke. Kazmir only had seven starts for Single-A St. Lucie last year. Greinke impressed in both AA, but I'd give him one more year. If Greinke's called up, it'll be near the end of the season.
Edwin Jackson seems like the guy to do it this year.
Joe Blanton is the next great Oakland A SP. If there are any problems in the rotation due to injuries or ineffectiveness, look for him to get a callup. He had a ridiculous K/BB ratio in AA last year.
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