Well thats 4 outings now for Ubaldo and his past 3 he has just looked like dog poop. Do I ride him out for a couple more starts or do I start to look elsewhere?
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I dropped Ubaldo before this last start and am feeling pretty good about it although my league is a bit shallower so I had some better options on the WW. That being said I think Ubaldo is done. His velocity is down and he isn't missing bats (his swinging strike rate is well below average) and while I haven't seen any of his starts live I have read that his mechanics are all over the place.
I'm not a fan of Hammel because of the home park, but I think worst case scenario Billingsley and Volquez are going to put up similar ratios to Ubaldo, but with more upside and more Ks. Nova probably has the most upside because of his age and will get you a lot of W's with the Yankee offense behind him. Milone might be worth riding until the league figures him out. I would probably take any 4 of those guys over Ubaldo in this order: Nova, Milone, Billingsley, Volquez, but since I'm not a believer in Ubaldo any 4 of those guys would be an upgrade imo.