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Kyle McClellan

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 12:24 pm
by Super Manny
Let's talk about Cardinals RP Kyle McClellan.

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What do you guys know and what can you share about him? Is he the next "breakout" middle reliever a la Neshek, Broxton, and Heath Bell in recent years...?

I just picked him up myself in a holds league, where he's currently tied with teammate Ryan Franklin for the ML lead (12). Other numbers: 19.1 IP, 0-1, 1 SV, 16 K, 5 BB, 2.79 ERA, 1.19 WHIP.

;-D

Re: Kyle McClellan

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 12:30 pm
by foeplay
Needs more K's.

Re: Kyle McClellan

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 12:58 pm
by RAmst23
foeplay wrote:Needs more K's.


Nearly a K an inning isn't bad at all for a MR who can keep ratios that low. Anyway, McClellan has a decent two seamer and good slider, but we're still looking at a small sample size here. As the season goes on and he racks up more innings on that arm, his control may slip. Ride him while he displays good command, then if you see his walks tick up dump him.

Re: Kyle McClellan

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 1:59 pm
by JimmyBaseball
If he continues to pitch well, in future years he will very likely move into a starter role. That is the goal at least. The same for Parisi who has just recently moved into the STL bullpen.