By bebobri, 5/11/2013 9:49 AM
This article is pointless. You can always go through draft lists and hi-grade good picks and bad picks. How about Clayton Kershaw and Felix Hernandez? Verlander, Darvish... you get my point. For every late round gem, many of which are listed here, there are 4-5 busts that give that discussion depth.
Of the sell high list I don't see a fade from Ryu, Iwakuma, or Harvey. They are legit and here to stay.
By lvtdude, 5/13/2013 12:57 AM
I think Holland is legit, too. He's always had the stuff, and he's figured out how to pitch. His K:BB ratio is 4.3 to 1, which is a huge improvement over his career 2.56 t0 1. Batters are hitting .222 against him, and his fastball velocity is up compared to last season. Is his 2.54 ERA for real? Well, his FIP is 2.60. Take out that one 6 ER start against the Angels and his numbers are even more unbelievable: 1.63 ERA, 0.909 WHIP. He's only walked 10 guys this year, and 4 of those walks were in that game. I say hold onto Holland, unless you are blown away.
By brockway2, 5/16/2013 5:12 AM
Those 15 SPs certainly have had a good start to the season, but I wouldn't bet they all finish as strong. In a competitive league you can only bank on picking up one or two of these guys and I gaurantee that if you don't draft pitching high, you probably missed on one or two late rounders as well... It's possible to wait on pitching and do well, but it's very risky. I consider my primary league to be very competitive and never has anyone successfully adopted the strategy of waiting on SP and won.
By kdo, 5/16/2013 10:33 AM
Good read....but a clown article bro
By elsicilian, 5/19/2013 12:04 PM
Sorry to pile on, but the your argument is kind of preposterous. Plenty of the top 5x5 OFs (including Chris Davis, Starling Marte, Carlos Gomez, Hunter Pence, Vernon wells, Nate McLouth, Dexter Fowler, Norichika Aoki, Carl Crawford and Gerardo Parra) were late round picks or completely undrafted. Does that mean we shouldn't target OFs early either?