CBMGreatOne wrote:J35J wrote:AquaMan2342 wrote:Highest average fastball in the majors + unbelievable control of his pitches.....I don't know if I'm really looking to sell him to be honest.
Trust me, I'm with ya. But at 22 years old and Seattle not playing for anything this year... if they throw him much more than 160IP then they'd be silly... not to mention he's not going to pitch any better than he is right now...time to cash in. In redrafts, if you have a solid pitching staff then I'd obviously sell if you have needs elsewhere and can get what you want return.cs3 wrote:What do you think hes worth in Keeper leagues, where you can keep him near the very end of the draft for several years?
Well as Aqua put it....Highest avg fastball + Plus control + Pitches in Safeco = Awesome. If you can keep that for years to come on the cheap you don't get rid of that unless you get amazing offensive players in return only because you always worry about the injury risk with young pitchers. He's got tremendous value in keepers for sure!
Not sure if they really match up from a prospect status standpoint, but how many innings did Felix throw in his rookie year? (just looked it up, was 191) If memory serves, Felix was 19/20 years old in his rookie campaign. Pineda at least has some age and physical maturity on his side relative to Felix as a rookie.
As boredguy said, 20-30IP jumps is about as much as you'd like to see from year to year on good young arms...especially if your team isn't in contention. Could he throw 180-190IP this year, sure, but that just spikes his chances for injury the next year...that would be silly, IMHO.