Who will be this year's Dickey or Iwakuma?

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Who will be this year's Dickey or Iwakuma?

Postby ManOrMachine? » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:17 am

I'm talking late round, $1 pitchers who are poised for a big breakout a la R A in 2012 or Hisashi last year. One of the articles on this site last year turned me on to Iwakuma. I drafted him in multiple leagues and happiness followed. It's the dollar all stars that win your league. Any ideas on early candidates?
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Re: Who will be this year's Dickey or Iwakuma?

Postby Grey » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:52 pm

Hopefully there's a lot of them...
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Re: Who will be this year's Dickey or Iwakuma?

Postby FantasySportsJunkie » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:17 pm

I think Dickey is a special case but there are definitely going to be more guys like Iwakuma. Guys who are given a chance in the rotation and just perform at a very high level.

A younger guy that I will be paying attention to is Alex Wood. He has a strange delivery but is not being hyped as much as guys like Wacha, Gray and Salazar.

A vet that I am paying attention to is Corey Kluber. Looks like a late bloomer and holds lots of potential.

I will probably have a better list but these are two of the guys that pop up when I am thinking of break out guys.

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Re: Who will be this year's Dickey or Iwakuma?

Postby thorbs » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:10 am

Wood is an interesting case - I think ppl like KLaw shit on his mechanics, and I see him as a Rich Harden-type, where he's very good but oft-injured, personally. I hope they use him as a power reliever.
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Re: Who will be this year's Dickey or Iwakuma?

Postby SpecialFNK » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:30 pm

Ian Kennedy?
now with the Padres for a full season.
he was pretty damn good back in just 2011, so it hasn't been that long. but he was pretty bad in 2012 and 2013.
pitching half his games in PETCO should help. in 2013 at PETCO he was 3.06 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 53 K IN 47 IP.

Rick Porcello?
had some really good (or really bad) splits for months in 2013. increased his K/9, lowered his BB/9.
I don't really know much about xFIP, but in 2013 Porcello had 3.19 xFIP, 13th for starting pitchers. (better than Iwakuma at 3.28)

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Re: Who will be this year's Dickey or Iwakuma?

Postby ManOrMachine? » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:15 am

The best targets are successful relievers transitioning to a starting role (if they were groomed to be starters previously). Think Iwakuma last year or Chris Sale a couple years ago (I got him for $5, then traded him for a Beltre/Konerko rental two years ago.)

I've been thinking about Drew Smyly myself but I don't think I'll get him for a dollar. Maybe I'll nominate him in the first or second round of the draft when people are still saving their money for big names. My other plan is to nominate Tanaka first and watch the bloodbath.

(Edit: Gausman might be another good target but I've got him on the minor league roster.)
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Re: Who will be this year's Dickey or Iwakuma?

Postby CWebb » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:41 pm

Sonny Gray and Danny Salazar, although they are already over-hyped already.
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Re: Who will be this year's Dickey or Iwakuma?

Postby FantasySportsJunkie » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:44 pm

CWebb wrote:Sonny Gray and Danny Salazar, although they are already over-hyped already.

You won't get either of them for 1 dollar and like you said, neither are off the radar type of guys.


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