Old John Mcdonald had the Num 5 spot, EIEIO

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Old John Mcdonald had the Num 5 spot, EIEIO

Postby Zubaz4fans » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:50 am

The Los Angeles Times reports that James McDonald "appears to have won the competition to be the Dodgers' fifth starter."

Manager Joe Torre refused to confirm anything, but said: "At this point in time, I think McDonald is the guy that we want to see more of." McDonald is among the top MLB-ready pitching prospects in baseball and has a chance to be an asset in NL-only leagues right away. He tossed 11 1/3 scoreless innings between the regular season and playoffs after debuting last September and has a 4.70 ERA in 15 1/3 innings this spring.

He used his knee-buckling curve, mid-90s heat and changeup to post a 1.21 WHIP and fan 511 in 472 2/3 minor league innings, and tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings in last year's NLCS. Big-time rookie sleeper.

i like this guy--- he gets an official endorsement of zubazpants -- plus he is eligible at RP.

could be sean marshall-esque

also...Juan Rivera who has always been a zubaz fave -- what you think about him this year? he gonna start? if he starts i think he does well.

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Re: Old John Mcdonald had the Num 5 spot, EIEIO

Postby royce! » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:20 am

I really like this guy as well and have been confused why he has flown under the radar... Well, I think I have an idea of why fantasy players have not been too excited about him-his projections aren't that great (see http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?pl ... position=P)- but I wonder why all the projection systems are down on him. To add to the stats you cited, he has accumulated a 3.44 ERA and 9.72 K/9 over 73 minor league starts. Is it generally expected that a pitcher will lose about 1/3 of their K/9 when they make the jump to the majors? And add 1/3 or 1/4 more BB/9?
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C- Martin
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2B- Pedroia
3B- Miggy
SS- Zobrist
IF- Cuddyer
OF- Heyward
OF- Joyce
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Re: Old John Mcdonald had the Num 5 spot, EIEIO

Postby Jeagle » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:01 pm

I also like Mcdonald alot but would it be worth picking him up and dropping Tommy Hanson?
14 team Standard 5x5 H2H Keeper League
C: McCann
1B: Abreu
2B: Altuve
3B: Longoria
SS: A, Escobar
OF: Marte
OF: Moss
OF: Heyward
UTIL: K. Bryant
UTIL: Marisnick
BN: B. Buxton

SP: Ventura
SP: Hutchinson
SP: C. Martinez
RP: A. Miller
RP: A. Ramos
P: DesClafani
BN: T. Walker
BN: Buchholz
BN: Morrow
DL: Ottavino
DL: J. McGee

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Re: Old John Mcdonald had the Num 5 spot, EIEIO

Postby Grey » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:06 pm

Click name:

James McDonald Sleeper

Yes, over Hanson.
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