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Thoughts on Fausto

Postby thomasps3 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:47 pm

So I was perusing the baseball-reference website, and I started to dig up some interesting stuff on Fausto Carmona. Now we all know that it is still very early in the year, but he has put some numbers on the board that make him fantasy worthy. He is currently owned in 30% of Yahoo leagues, and to date, has put up this campaign:
3 Ws
2.96 ERA
1.13 WHIP
13 Ks

Now I know that the K rate is not impressive at all, but as a sinkerball pitcher, I am impressed by not only the 92MPH velo on his sinker, but also his GB% ratio of 52.4%. If he can bump that ratio up to the 57-60% range, he will have a pretty solid chance to return to his 2007 form, when he went 19-8. What do you guys think?
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Re: Thoughts on Fausto

Postby JRAMI » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:49 pm

the fact that he is only 1 year removed from a 19 win season makes me think he is legit.
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Re: Thoughts on Fausto

Postby kab21 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:26 pm

ERA - 3ish
FIP - 4ish
xFIP - 5ish

consider me a skeptic but I'm not a fan of low K rate, high BB rate pitchers no matter how high their GB rate is.
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Re: Thoughts on Fausto

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:44 pm

Smoke and Mirrors. I have him in several leagues and am trying to move him.
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Re: Thoughts on Fausto

Postby sKooch » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:38 pm

bigh0rt wrote:Smoke and Mirrors. I have him in several leagues and am trying to move him.


Agreed. GB tendency is the only thing he's got going for him. Still too wild for my liking, and not enough K's. I'd be selling high right now
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