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Tag:Francisco Liriano
Posted on: April 30, 2009 12:39 pm
 

Video notes for the pitching planner

-- The top three ranked players in Rotisserie rankings through Wednesday on CBSSports.com are Zack Greinke, Dan Haren and Johan Santana... Chad Billingsley is No. 5 and Yovani Gallardo is No. 7. Emack, I thought you said pitching isn't as important as hitting in Roto?!
-- The Tigers are having a revival this year. Even Justin Verlander pitched well his last time out.
-- Street closing again already? Emack, you're a genius!

Change of the week:
Phil Hughes for Chien-Ming Wang. We could have gone with Street again, but Hughes was just so darn dominant, he could cause more changes for the Yankees... which are...

Must-start two-start pitcher
Francisco Liriano MIN (0-4, 6.04)
(05/04) @ DET Edwin Jackson
(05/09) vs. SEA Felix Hernandez
95 percent owned 60 percent starting

Must-sit two-start pitcher
Paul Maholm PIT
(05/04) vs. MIL Yovani Gallardo
(05/09) @ NYM Livan Hernandez
80 percent owned 56 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Sean Marshall CHC
(05/05) vs. SF Jonathan O. Sanchez
(05/10) @ MIL Jeff Suppan
42 percent owned 27 percent starting

Doug Davis ARI
(05/04) @ LA Eric Stults
(05/09) vs. WAS Scott Olsen
33 percent owned 20 percent starting

Emack.

Posted on: April 23, 2009 12:01 pm
 

Video notes for the Pitching Planner

Pitching planner topics...

1. Pirates starting pitchers ... Paul Maholm, Zach Duke and Ian Snell.

2. Burgeoning aces John Danks, Zack Greinke and Josh Johnson

3. Struggling aces CC Sabathia, Tim Lincecum, Cole Hamels, Francisco Liriano and Justin Verlander

 

Must-start, two-start pitcher (owned in over 50 percent of leagues)

Brad Penny BOS (owned in over 50 percent of leagues)

(04/28) @ CLE Anthony Reyes

(05/03) @ TB James Shields

70 percent owned 35 percent starting

 

Must-sit, two-start pitcher (owned in at least 75 percent of leagues)

Chien-Ming Wang NYY

(04/28) @ DET Edwin Jackson

(05/03) vs. ANA TBD

78 percent owned 21 percent starting

 

Must-sit, two-start pitcher (owned in at least 75 percent of leagues)

John Maine NYM

(04/27) vs. FLA Ricky Nolasco 

(05/02) @ PHI Jamie Moyer

83 percent owned 47 percent starting

 

Two-start sleepers (owned in less than 50 percent of leagues)

Tim Wakefield BOS

(04/27) @ CLE Cliff Lee

(05/02) @ TB Jeff Niemann

33 percent owned 23 percent starting

 

Joel Pineiro STL

(04/27) @ ATL Jair Jurrjens

(05/02) @ WAS Shairon Martis

14 percent owned 9 percent starting

 

Brian Bannister KC

(04/27) vs. TOR David Purcey

(05/02) @ MIN Glen Perkins

8 percent owned 4 percent starting

 

Barry Zito SF

(04/27) vs. LA Randy Wolf

(05/03) vs. COL Jason Hammel

22 percent owned 6 percent starting

 

Emack.

Posted on: August 1, 2008 12:54 pm
 

Liriano getting the call

Francisco Liriano is on his way to the major leagues. Pick him up in all leagues immediately. He was pulled from his start in Triple-A on Friday night and should make a start over the weekend, pushing others in the Twins rotation back. Livan Hernandez will be traded, released or sent to the bullpen.

Now, the David Price clock is the one to be watching every day... Price makes a start in Double-A this weekend, but he could be called up to Triple-A Durham thereafter. He needs to be challenged.

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 19, 2008 1:30 am
 

Video notes for Pitching Planner

-- Carlos Zambrano has a sore shoulder, uh oh. What are Fantasy owners and the Cubs to do?
-- Mike Gonzalez back as a closer for Braves ... emerging closers in he and Brandon Morrow
-- Chien-Ming Wang is out. Dan Giese for now. Perhaps Sidney Ponson and Ian Kennedy in early July and Phil Hughes in late July
-- Francisco Liriano will be back soon for the Twins. Which lefty will be better in the second half, The Franchise or Price?

Must-start two-start pitcher
Derek Lowe LA
(06/24) vs. CHW Mark Buehrle
(06/29) vs. ANA John Lackey
85 percent owned 64 percent starting

Must-sit two-start pitcher
Carlos Zambrano CHC
(06/24) vs. BAL Jeremy Guthrie
(06/29) @ CHW Mark Buehrle
97 percent owned 91 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Kenny Rogers DET
(06/24) vs. STL Braden Looper
(06/29) vs. COL Jeff Francis
41 percent owned 31 percent starting

Braden Looper STL
(06/24) @ DET Kenny Rogers
(06/29) @ KC Brian Bannister 
44 percent owned 34 percent starting

Emack.

Posted on: May 21, 2008 6:02 pm
 

Video notes for Pitching Planner

My latest notes for the Week 9 Pitching Planner video:

-- Pedro Martinez was trying to return for May 30-June 1 series
-- Francisco Liriano has made progress in Triple-A of late
-- Dontrelle Willis returning to the Tigers rotation, who is out?
-- Seth McClung replaces Carlos Villanueva in Brewers rotation
-- All-Star voting season ... can't vote on pitchers, who are my starters? Webb and Dice-K, not Lee

Must-start two-start pitcher(s) -- two rookies of note this week
Johnny Cueto CIN
(05/27) vs. PIT Ian Snell 
(06/01) vs. ATL Jair Jurrjens
86 percent owned 52 percent starting

Jair Jurrjens ATL
(05/26) vs. ARI Brandon Webb 
(06/01) @ CIN Johnny Cueto 
89 percent owned 65 percent starting

Must-sit two-start pitcher
Andy Sonnanstine TB
(05/27) vs. TEX Vicente Padilla 
(06/01) vs. CHW Mark Buehrle
70 percent owned 53 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Darrell Rasner NYY
(05/26) @ BAL Garrett Olson 
(06/01) @ MIN Nick Blackburn 
37 percent owned 23 percent starting

Paul Byrd CLE
(05/26) vs. CHW Javier Vazquez
(06/01) @ KC Brian Bannister 
30 percent owned 20 percent starting

Emack.

Posted on: April 9, 2008 10:00 am
 

Week 2 Pitching Planner Video notes

Injury news
-- Randy Johnson ready for two-start return
-- A's shuffle: Justin Duchsherer to DL; Chad Gaudin off the DL; Harden moved back; Greg Smith -- one of D-Backs prospect received for Haren -- coming up.
-- Garza to DL; Jeff Niemann likely to get the call.
-- Liriano is not quite ready and will need at least one more Triple-A outing. If Kevin Slowey (biceps) cannot go Sunday, then the Twins could turn to Phil Humber or Kevin Mulvey, two of the pitchers received from the Mets for Johan Santana.
-- Yovani Gallardo is targeting an April 19 return; Dave Bush, Manny Parra or Carlos Villanueva will get taken out of rotation.

Advisable two-starter
Zack Greinke KC
(04/14) @ SEA
(04/19) @ OAK
79 percent owned 51 started

Avoidable two-starter
Livan Hernandez MIN
(04/15) @ DET
(04/20) vs. CLE
47 owned 26 started

Two-start sleepers
Randy Johnson ARI
(04/14) @ SF
(04/20) vs. SD
46 percent owned 7 started

Mike Pelfrey NYM
(04/15) vs. WAS
(04/20) @ PHI
17 percent owned 6 started

Greg Smith OAK
(04/14) @ CHW
(04/19) vs. KC
1 percent owned 0 started

 
 
 
 
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