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Wow Foulke

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:35 pm
by stupot88
What has he been up to latley??

Why is he having so much trouble?

Also, where do yall compare him to Trevor Hoffman

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:40 pm
by beltrans_boy
He's having trouble with his location.

He's still one of the best closers in the league.

He's definitely greater than Hoffman. He's top-5 behind only Mariano, Lidge, Gagne (healthy) and maybe K-Rod.

Don't worry, he'll be fine.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:43 pm
by davidmarver
Hoffman, in my book, is the most reliable closer of all-time. He has the third best save percentage of all-time, behind Eric Gagne and Smoltz, and while Gagne I believe is the better closer now, Hoffman's longevity will probably not be matched by Gagne.

As for Foulke, I think he has some catching up to do to get to the Hoffman-status as a closer.

As a fantasy player, however, it's an entirely different story. I've never heard of a league that counted save % or blown saves so the advantage Hoffman would have had disappears. Foulke is going to pitch more innings, so his ERA and WHIP will have a greater impact on your team and obviously he'll have a higher amount of K's. NL pitchers tend to have more saves though, and if you are judging strictly on that, Hoffman is your man. Otherwise, Foulke.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 1:38 am
by Statman101
Im starting to worry a little.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 1:39 am
by slomo007
Foulke is overrated playing for Boston IMO.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 2:00 am
by SaintsOfTheDiamond
Didn't he start off slow last year too? :-?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 2:49 am
by This is the year
I have him rated as the 7th best closer, behind Lidge, Mariano, Gagne, K-Rod, Nathan, and F. Cordero

His location has been off and velocity down a bit, though most people attribute it to early-season kinks in mechanics and routine. I'm sure he'll be fine. I'd put him down for 30 saves, 4 wins, 50 K's, a high 2's era and a 1.00 whip