Starting Pitchers: Take A Shot Or Pass?
What do Josh Beckett, Johnny Cueto, Jason Hammel, Francisco Liriano, Rafael Montero, Drew Pomeranz and Julio Teheran all have in common? They all pitched Tuesday night. Ray Flowers will review all those starting arms and give his thoughts on whether or not you should be interested in roster the arms or whether you should let someone else deal with the headache.
Josh Beckett has a 2.89 ERA and 1.16 WHIP through eight starts. That ERA is a full run lower than his career rate and the WHIP is also better than his 1.23 career rate. Clearly he's pitching very well for the Dodgers, and given his draft day cost he's been terrific. Beckett also has a K/9 rate of 8.87 (career) an a 2.71 GB/FB ratio (career 3.03). His current 1.24 GB/FB ratio would be a Continue...
I guess I was swayed by listening to too many talking heads that sound like Randolph in Trading Places, "sell! sell! sell!" Guess I just needed a little reassurance from the Oracle himself. Will limit myself to fantasy alarm site and fantasy drive with you and Kyle from now on. Thanks!
Daniel Tarditi = Regression and fatigue? Obviously the ERA is likely to come up a run, but the rest of what is going on with Peralta isn't at all out of line with my expectations. No 180 innings? He threw 183.1 for Brewers last year and 175.2 in 2012. He can throw 200 this year. Can of course trade depending on return, but read this: http://www.fantasyalarm.com/articles/flowers/9999/player-profile-wily-peralta/
Would you try to deal Wily Peralta in a 12 team H2H points league with weekly lineups as sell high candidate, since no track record of 180+ innings and regression/fatigue likely or are you a true believer and think he will keep it up? Thanks as always for dropping the knowledge.
Kholmes - Pretty much what I said in the article isn't it? All depends on the haul you get in return.
Hey Ray, so do you think Cueto is a good sell high candidate given the likelihood of regression and/or injury? Thanks!
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The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: Mon-Fri 7-10 PM EDT), Ray also hosts his own show Sunday night (7-10 PM EDT). Ray has spent years squirreled away studying the inner workings of the fantasy game to the detriment of his personal life. Specializing in baseball, football and hockey, some consider him an expert in all three.
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