Tag:Bronson Arroyo
Posted on: July 31, 2008 10:12 am
 

Video notes for Pitching Planner

This week's notes for Amber Wilson's final Pitching Planner video (yes, she is leaving us at CBSSports.com):

-- Chris Carpenter is back ... who are some of the next DL returnees: Anibal Sanchez, Brad Penny, Jeff Francis, Aaron Harang
-- Erik Bedard is not on that returnees list right now
-- Some further down the road: Adam Wainwright, Phil Hughes, Bartolo Colon could all return in August
-- How about some September return candidates: Chien-Ming Wang and Yovani Gallardo is possible, too

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Jair Jurrjens ATL
(08/04) @ SF Matt Cain
(08/09) @ ARI Dan Haren
93 percent owned 74 percent starting

Sit two-start pitcher
Bronson Arroyo CIN
(08/04) vs. MIL Manny Parra
(08/09) vs. HOU Brian Moehler
69 percent owned 45 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
 Josh Johnson FLA
(08/05) @ PHI Jamie Moyer
(08/10) @ NYM Mike Pelfrey
50 percent owned 27 percent starting

Edwin Jackson TB
(08/05) vs. CLE Fausto Carmona 
(08/10) @ SEA R.A. Dickey
37 percent owned 21 percent starting

Emack.

Posted on: July 24, 2008 10:28 am
 

Video notes for Pitching Planner

This week's video notes for the Pitching Planner:

-- I think Francisco Liriano arrives next week ...
-- The calendar is turning to August, so David Price might not be far behind. Clayton Kershaw is already back, don't sleep on him.
-- Trade deadline any pitchers going to get dealt? Yes, but the real impact ones A.J. Burnett and Erik Bedard might stay put -- Bedard certainly will
-- Which of these potentially on the move could get the biggest bump? Jarrod Washburn, Greg Maddux, Livan Hernandez, Bronson Arroyo
-- We saw Jon Rauch get dealt this week ... How about closers on the move? George Sherrill, Brian Fuentes, Huston Street

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Armando Galarraga DET
(07/29) @ CLE Aaron Laffey
(08/03) @ TB James Shields
73 percent owned 47 percent starting

Sit, two-start pitcher
Jered Weaver ANA
(07/28) @ BOS Daisuke Matsuzaka
(08/02) @ NYY Darrell Rasner
94 percent owned 66 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Kenny Rogers DET
(07/28) @ CLE Paul Byrd
(08/02) @ TB Andy Sonnanstine
36 percent owned 25 percent starting

Anibal Sanchez FLA
(07/28) vs. NYM John Maine
(08/02) vs. COL TBA 
7 percent owned 2 percent starting

Emack.

Posted on: July 2, 2008 11:36 am
 

Video notes for Pitching Planner

This week's notes for the Pitching Planner video:

-- Troy Percival back on the DL. Dan Wheeler and Grant Balfour likely to share save opportunities for the next few weeks, but Percival won't be out long. He didn't want to come out of the game in the first place and the Rays are being extra cautious.

-- Brett Myers is back in Triple-A to work on some things. He is out until late July and will be the equivalent of a trade-deadline acquisition for the first-place Phillies. J.A. Happ get a look now, perhaps prospect Carlos Carrasco later, but the Phillies are likely in play for one of the aces on a market -- Erik Bedard, C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Greg Maddux or even Bronson Arroyo.

-- Sidney Ponson didn't do so bad in his first start with the Yankees. What kind of leagues should we trust this guy in right now?

-- Francisco Liriano and David Price were smoking in their past minor league starts. Yep, they're good. Second half stars we like tracking every time they sneeze.

Must-start two-start pitcher(s) ... pick and choose your underrated hero here:
Ricky Nolasco FLA
(07/07) @ SD Josh Banks
(07/13) @ LA Chad Billingsley
66 percent owned 55 percent starting

Matt Garza TB
(07/07) vs. KC Gil Meche
(07/12) @ CLE Cliff Lee 
79 percent owned 52 percent starting

Manny Parra MIL
(07/08) vs. COL Jeff Francis
(07/13) vs. CIN Daryl Thompson
74 percent owned 48 percent starting

Must-sit, two-start pitcher ... last week Hall of Famer Randy Johnson, this week...
Pedro Martinez NYM
(07/07) @ PHI Adam Eaton
(07/12) vs. COL Ubaldo Jimenez
79 percent owned 39 percent starting

Two-start sleepers ... owned in less than 50 percent of CBSSports.com's leagues
Mike Pelfrey NYM
(07/08) vs. SF Kevin Correia 
(07/13) vs. COL Jeff Francis 
27 percent owned 13 percent starting

Jorge Campillo ATL
(07/07) @ LA Hiroki Kuroda 
(07/13) @ SD Josh Banks
35 percent owned 24 percent starting

... And with an Amber Wilson wink and smile: Good luck with your rotations guys!

Emack.

Posted on: June 24, 2008 6:02 pm
 

Video notes for Pitching Planner

-- Carlos Zambrano hopes to return July 4. Should we start this guy this week?

-- Mark Mulder, Ian Kennedy, Josh Johnson, Adam Loewen and Mike Hampton are on rehab assignments. When are these guys expected to be back and is there any value here?

-- Calendar turns to July and which pitchers should Fantasy owners worry about being traded? C.C. Sabathia, Erik Bedard, A.J. Burnett, Aaron Harang, Bronson Arroyo and Greg Maddux.

-- The A's have a potential All-Star in Justin Duchscherer. Can he keep this up?

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Aaron Harang
(06/30) vs. PIT Zach Duke
(07/05) vs. WAS Shawn Hill
95 percent owned 61 percent starting

Sit, two-start pitcher
Randy Johnson ARI
(07/01) vs. MIL Jeff Suppan
(07/06) vs. SD Greg Maddux
85 percent owned 39 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Nate Robertson DET
(07/01) @ MIN Scott Baker
(07/06) @ SEA Miguel Batista
25 percent owned 12 percent starting

Dave Bush MIL
(06/30) @ ARI Doug Davis
(07/05) vs. PIT Tom Gorzelanny
11 percent owned 7 percent starting

Emack.

Posted on: May 12, 2008 10:03 am
Edited on: May 12, 2008 10:33 am
 

Pitching Planner leftovers

A few readers emailed after I posted the Week 7 Pitching Planner:

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Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2008 9:49 PM
To: @DM Fantasy Baseball
Subject: Attn: Pitching Planner

I'm in a 12 team H2H league and John Lackey is about to come off the DL and I have to drop a Starting Pitcher in order to activate him.  My current pitching staff consists of Justin Verlander, Dan Haren, Daisuke Matsuzaka, John Maine, James Shields, Shaun Marcum, Cliff Lee, & Edison Volquez.  Who should I drop?  All of my starters are pitching very well so far this year with the exception of Verlander.  Do I dare drop him?  Thanks.

Randy Rosenthal
Omaha NE
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I would drop Marcum at this point.

Emack.
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Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2008 8:59 PM
To: @DM Fantasy Baseball
Subject: ATTN: PITCHING PLANNER

I've got one starting spot left and three guys: Ian Snell, Derek Lowe, and Bronson Arroyo. Who should I start?

Devin Mitchell
South Pasadena, California
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Lowe is struggling. Snell faces a first-place team and an expected top contender. I think Arroyo, who was better last time out, cools off the red-hot/first-place Marlins. They are playing above their heads right now.

Emack.

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Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2008 8:39 PM
To: Mack, Eric
Subject: Writer feedbacks: Eric Mack

SUBJECT:
Writer feedbacks: Eric Mack

FROM:
John Anthony

FEEDBACK:
Hey Eric i am waiting for your pitching planner to come out, but these are my options on the waiver wire for 2 starters,Zito-Maholm-Lannan-K.Kendrick,Slowey and Figuara i can't spell his name off hand but he is from the Metsok let me know if you can. Thanks,John.
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Maholm is no longer a two-start pitcher. Slowey or Kendrick are the less objectionable, but both carry risk, obviously.

Emack.

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Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2008 9:42 PM
To: Mack, Eric
Subject: Writer feedbacks: Eric Mack

SUBJECT:
Writer feedbacks: Eric Mack

FROM:
Jesse Meineke

FEEDBACK:
Relating to pitching planner for week 7, i'm kind of in a good pickle right now. I've got Burnett, Wainright, and Oswalt who are all locks this week with 2 starts. The other 4 spots are all a toss-up, with Jarjens correct me on the spelling if wrong, Greinke, Hally, Volquez, Wagner, and Nathan. Which 4 of the 6 would you go with?
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Jurrjens is a two-starter now.

Halladay and Volquez always start at this point. Take Wagner over Nathan for the final spot.

Emack.

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Sent: Monday, May 12, 2008 10:26 AM
To: @DM Fantasy Baseball
Subject: your 2 cents needed

Ive got Coco Cordero, K-Rod, Ervin Santana, Javi Vasquez, Edison Volquez, and...... I need 2 more out of Wellemeyer, Owings, Shields, McGowan and Galaraga, thanks, great work.
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Shields, definitely. And then Owings, probably.

Emack.

Posted on: May 7, 2008 5:45 pm
 

Video notes for Pitching Planner

-- Rich Harden returning Sunday ... Chad Gaudin to the bullpen
-- Gavin Floyd red hot ... is this guy for real? Yeah, he is.
-- Edinson Volquez is, too. Who do you like better Cueto or Volquez?
-- Sidney Ponson, too? Is he for real? Um, not really. High-risk for AL-only leagues still.
-- Bronson Arroyo struggling. What are the Reds to do? Homer Bailey?
-- Dodgers going without a No. 5 starter whenever possible? Jason Schmidt or Clayton Kershaw a candidate? Sure, around June 1.
-- Joe Borowski will return as the closer.
-- Eric Gagne struggling. How long can they stick with him?

Must-start two-start pitcher
Jered Weaver ANA 
(05/13) vs. CHW John Danks 
(05/18) vs. LAD Derek Lowe 
94 percent owned 72 percent starting

Must-sit two-start pitcher
Barry Zito SF
(05/12) vs. HOU Roy Oswalt 
(05/17) vs. CHW Mark Buehrle 
34 percent owned 11 percent starting

Two-start sleepers (50 percent ownership of less)  
Mike Mussina NYY
(05/13) @ TB Edwin Jackson 
(05/18) vs. NYM John Maine 
50 percent owned 32 percent starting

Kevin Slowey MIN 
(05/13) vs. TOR Jesse Litsch 
(05/18) @ COL Jeff Francis 
16 percent owned 6 percent started

Nick Adenhart ANA 
(05/12) vs. CHW Mark Buehrle 
(05/17) vs. LAD Brad Penny 
21 percent owned 7 percent starting

Emack.

Posted on: May 5, 2008 6:02 pm
 

Putting my money where my mouth is

When doing the Stockwatch this week, I realized how easy it might be to merely pick the hot players and most-added ones in that weekly feature.

Well, that does you little good. You are being told what you already know. So, I decided to pick some players who are struggling but I expect them to still be fine. Here are a few only semi-bold predictions this week:

  1. Max Scherzer will be mildly disappointing in his first start, but he and the D-Backs are still talented enough to win anytime out.
  2. Khalil Greene will get hot. He is too good to be held down for long.
  3. Nick Adenhart will shake off his awful debut and pitch lights-out this week.
  4. Bronson Arroyo is going for a checkup and might be a DL candidate. Homer Bailey could get the call for him later this week.
  5. The only real bold prediction: Esteban Loaiza will give way to Clayton Kershaw by next week.
  6. You bench a stud like Alfonso Soriano and he goes off in a big way.
  7. Eric Gagne loses his closer's role by the weekend.
  8. Mike Pelfrey and the command of his 97 mph stuff improves in the coming weeks.
  9. Jered Weaver goes on a tear soon.
  10. Howie Kendrick comes off the DL hot... just a guess.

Feel free to abuse me or applaud me (blech!) if my bold predictions go up in smoke.

Emack.

 
 
 
 
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