Which pitcher is the best pickup

Who to start, who to bench. Grab that WW guy? Low priced rookie or high priced stud?
gamebreakers
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Which pitcher is the best pickup

Postby gamebreakers » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:06 pm

W, whip, era, k's, k/w ratio (s don't apply here) :
Open roster spot deciding between Hammel, Pettitte, Marcum or Milone?
How would you rank these options, any must grabs?

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Re: Which pitcher is the best pickup

Postby BluePulaski » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:26 pm

whether anyone is a must-grab depends on your league set-up...esp. number of teams...type of league....also what the rest of your team looks like...please post the details.

Milone is a good pitcher but you can`t pitch him in hitter-friendly parks...can pitch him at home....be mindful of visiting park.

Marcum is a good pitcher...good park...lousy team...but he will be injured throughout the year...he`s injured now.

Pettite...good veteran pitcher...but nothing special.

Hammel...undervalued...had knee problems last but was pitching very well before then...he`s the Orioles opening game starter...if you have room on your bench...I`d scoop him up...but my answer might change based on your team and league setup.
10-team mixed keeper league (15 keepers), H2H - 1 Win R/HR/RBI/SB/AVG/OPS/W/CG/SHO/SV/K/ERA/WHIP/QS
HITTERS:
Lineup (C/1B/2B/SS/3B/LF/CF/RF/UTIL/UTIL/UTIL/UTIL)
C - empty (will pick up a hot catcher when ready)
1B - E. Hosmer
2B - J. Kipnis
SS - T. Tulowitzki
3B - A. Beltre
OF - M. Trout, A. McCutchen, J. Upton
UTIL - G. Stanton, A. Rizzo, B. Harper, empty slot

PITCHERS: SP - S. Strasburg, A. Wainwright, G. Gonzalez, H. Iwakuma, S. Miller, K. Medlen, H. Ryu, M. Garza, A. Cobb, H. Bailey, R. Porcello, M. Estrada, W. Peralta, S. Gray, E. Ramirez
RP - A. Chapman, A. Reed, J. Benoit
N/A slot: M. Pineda. DL - C. Maybin, M. Moore

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Re: Which pitcher is the best pickup

Postby gamebreakers » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:36 pm

Yeah, forgot to mention It's a 10 team league. Hammel is already gone actually. My team is ; Salvador, Pujols, Kinsler, Tulo, Panda, BjUp, DJennings, Morse, Frazier & Cabrera in 2 UTs & Gardner on the bench. (grandyman & Ortiz on DL) pitchers r Kershaw, Lee, Doc, Peavy, . Thanks, BTWFiers,Estrada, Beckett, Pettitte & Shelbyville (& beachy on DL) went with Andy as u can tell, he seamed the safest route, time will tell. I might look Milone's way if he pitches in the 1st 3 games (which would be at home& @ Seattle

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Re: Which pitcher is the best pickup

Postby BluePulaski » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:05 pm

Your pitching looks pretty good...batters too...studs in the infield...no stud OFs but solid all around which is good.

What I`d probably do is pick up Marcum soon...check on his progress...he should be ready for week 2...even if he has injury problems he`s still a decent pitcher in a good ballpark...and if he goes on the DL, Ortiz should be back sometime in April (I`m assuming you have 3 DL slots)...you`d be able to slot Marcum in that DL spot if he had problems...I do like Marcum more than Pettite...both would be injury risks with Marcum being a higher one

Worse comes to worse...you stream pitcher with that slot...not a bad idea...assuming you have enough free roster adds on a weekly basis.


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