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When he was called up just before the All-Star Break, the exclamation for the long-awaited arrival for Erasmo Ramirez was perhaps hyperbolic.  I’ll admit, I thought he’d be a big fantasy help too.  Sure he was dynamite last year with a decent 3.36 ERA but dazzling 1.00 WHIP and 7.32 Ks per 9 in his debut 59 innings.  His walk rate was under 2 per 9, pitches in Safeco – this was going to be a fantastic season.

But a triceps injury kept him from making the Opening Day rotation, forcing him to rehab his way back up.  After two nice starts in single A and double AA, Erasmo spent most of his time in AAA with a solid 3.09 ERA and 42 Ks in 43.2 innings.  However, red flags did arise with a WHIP at 1.31 and a walk rate at 2.89.  Not exactly too scary, and he was certainly shaking some rust off.

His debut start was a horrific implosion vs. the Red Sox, giving up 7 earned and walking 4 in 4.2 innings.  He bounced back to get a win against Cleveland, but still wasn’t sharp giving up 3 earned in 5.2 IP.  So what do we make of Erasmo now?  Can he still be a solid 2nd half pitcher fantasy owners were looking for?  Or is it time to give up?  In all honesty, I don’t think I’ve ever seen Erasmo pitch, and with a start against the lowly Twins offense at home, I saw yesterday’s performance as a perfect opportunity to break down how he’s looking:

First Inning: Eraser’s first pitch is a 90-MPH fastball in there for strike one.  Erasmo throws from a fairly low arm slot, and as soon as I write that he comes over top with a slider – looked like his arm angle was higher on that pitch.  We’ll see as we go, either way it was in there to make it 0-2 to Brian Dozier then another fastball at 93 this time is just off the outside corner, 1-2.  Yeah that fastball arm slot was definitely lower than the slider, but maybe it was just getting loose on the first few pitches.  The 1-2 is another fastball, a two-seamer that paints the outside corner perfectly for a strikeout looking, and Dozier didn’t even take a swing.  The first pitch to Chris Hermann is a fastball high, then a slider dips low, 2-0.  Another fastball is way outside, quickly 3-0, then a fastball nips the inside corner, then a fastball blows past a swinging Hermann to work it full.  Erasmo then ramps it up to 94, Hermann squares it up, but just gets under it and flies out to center, two down.  Up now is Justin Morneau who takes a fastball inside, then a 79-MPH “change-up” slips out of Ramirez’s hand, 2-0. Not a good start for a feel on that pitch.  Morneau then lets it all go on a swing-and-miss on a fastball but misses it, 2-1, then Morneau fouls off another fastball, 2-2.  Erasmo dials up another fastball, this one at the letters and Morneau flies it out weakly to left to end the inning in order.

Second Inning: Erasmo starts the second with a curveball that hangs and stays outside to Ryan Doumit then a 91-MPH fastball right in Doumit’s wheelhouse low and on the inside, and Endy Chavez goes back and makes a leaping stab at it, gets a piece of it, but it falls out of his glove and hits about the top inch of the yellow line keeping it a double.  Chavez saved that from being a homer, the play is reviewed and upheld, and up now is Chris Colabello who gets a first pitch hanging slider right down the middle and crushes it to dead center (in Safeco!) for a two-run homer.  Yikes.  Quick two runs given up and still no outs, and Clete Thomas takes a fastball low, then one at the knees in there, then misses, then one fouled off – 2-2.  Erasmo hangs another slider but it’s fouled back – just not a consistent feel for that pitch right now.  A fastball is barely fouled back out of play, Erasmo really missed his spot on that one, then a change-up tipped foul, still 2-2 and yet another fastball is fouled back.  Long at bat here, and a slider is inside, full count.  Another slider is right down the middle, Thomas smokes it, but it’s fielded by Kendrys Morales for the first out.  Erasmo starts Trevor Plouffe with a curveball taken for strike one, good to see that pitch over, then he misses with two straight fastballs, then another slider is hung in the upper part of the zone and Plouffe hits it hard to left for a single.  Erasmo is really struggling right now, especially with the slider.  Up is Aaron Hicks who takes a fastball for strike one, then another fastball is popped out to shallow left, two down.  So hoping to get out of the inning, Erasmo starts Pedro Florimon with a strike, then a fastball is perfectly placed on the inside black, 0-2.  Erasmo climbs the ladder but doesn’t get a swing, 1-2, then a nasty change-up, easily Erasmo’s best off-speed pitch on the day with fantastic sharp sink, gets a swing-and-miss to get him out of the inning.

Third Inning: Still down 2-0, Erasmo starts Dozier with a curveball that would’ve decapitated someone not paying attention.  Just wild how inconsistent Erasmo looks right now, he was able to get a curveball over for a strike last inning and that one made Dozier duck.  Then there’s yet another hanging slider right down the middle, and Dozier smacks it hard to left for a leadoff double.  The first pitch to Hermann is a fastball high, then a two-seamer that sort of hangs (if you can hang a two-seamer) at 88 MPH gets a pop up to shallow center, but caught for out number one.  Erasmo starts Morneau with a fastball barely outside, he stays out there and gets the outside corner, then blows Morneau away with another heater, 1-2.  Erasmo misses just outside, 2-2, then a change-up is nubbed foul, then another heater hitting 94, his top speed on the day, gets another fouled back.  Erasmo dials up another fastball, at 93 it’s foul tipped into the glove for Erasmo’s third K.  So two outs, runner still on second and Erasmo starts Doumit with a change-up low, then a curveball stays too far inside, 2-0.  Erasmo misses way low, then pretty far outside for a four-pitch walk.  Runners on first and second and the first pitch to Colabello almost hits him, then a two-seamer on the outside black gets a big swing-and-miss, 1-1.  Erasmo again goes inside and way too far, 2-1, then another fastball is absolutely crushed opposite field and back goes Endy Chavez who leaps and makes a fantastic catch saving a definite 3-run home run and mercifully gets Erasmo out of the inning.  Pretty much only a handful of right fielders make that catch, or else Erasmo would have given up five runs by now.

Fourth Inning: Erasmo picks up a run of support, Mariners down 1-2, and his first pitch is a fastball flied out lazily to center off the bat of Thomas, one pitch one out.  First pitch to Plouffe is a fastball painting the outer black, then a slider is way outside, 1-1.  Again with the two-seamer, Erasmo paints the outside black, then tries to get Plouffe to chase but he doesn’t offer on the curveball low, 2-2.  Plouffe fouls a fastball off, then Erasmo runs a fastball way too far inside, full count.  Another fastball on the fists is grounded weakly to short, two down.  Only one slider so far this inning that was way out of the zone, I wonder if Erasmo has scrapped that pitch.  And Hicks is first-pitch swinging on a fastball and grounds out weakly to second, a quick 7-pitch inning.

Fifth Inning: After big home runs from Michael Saunders and Nick Franklin, Erasmo finds himself up 5-2 and starts Florimon with a fastball low, then another cut on and missed, 1-1.  A change-up is hit foul, then a nasty 94-MPH heater gets Ramirez’s 4th K swinging, one down.  First pitch to Dozier is a slider that is four feet outside and in the dirt, 1-0.  Yet another horrible slider.  Ramirez gets a fastball by Dozier swinging, then again at the letters gets a swing-and-miss, 1-2.  Ramirez then goes with a slider, it didn’t have much break but bent out of the zone and gets Dozier swinging, 5 Ks.  Probably his best slider on the day, almost more like a cutter on that one.  Huge bounce back inning so far.  Erasmo starts Hermann with a fastball high, then is low with the change, then gets him to swing-and-miss on a fastball, 2-1.  Another fastball is outside, then the 3-1 fastball is dribbled down the first base line and gets by a diving Morales for a double.  Wasn’t a great pitch, but Hermann didn’t hit it hard either.  Erasmo’s first pitch to Morneau is a change-up, Morneau gets under it and flies out lazily to right to end the inning.

Sixth Inning: At 81 pitches, Erasmo starts Doumit with a change-up taken for a strike, then easily Erasmo’s best slider on the day is cut on and missed, 0-2.  He tries the slider again and it’s in the dirt, 1-2, then a fastball is tapped barely foul, then a change-up stays outside, 2-2.  Another heater is fouled off, then a fastball is way high and tight, full count.  Another fastball comes inside, Doumit is able to hold his swing even though it almost hits him, and it’s a leadoff walk.  Tough start after getting up 0-2.  So Erasmo starts Colabello inside, then again too far inside with a heater, 2-0.  Out comes Henry Blanco for a chat.  Ramirez bears down and misses outside with the heater, down 3-0.  Erasmo gets a fastball over, then another fastball is fouled straight back, and Ramirez has worked it full.  The payoff pitch is a fastball at the letters but down the middle, and Colabello hits it hard to left center for a single.  So runners on first and third with no outs.  Here comes Carl Willis, Mariners Pitching Coach, to try and get things worked out, and Ramirez’s first pitch to Thomas is fouled back, 0-1.  Another fastball is banged hard up the middle scoring Doumit on a single, now runners on first and second with no outs and Ramirez has given up 3 ER.  Ramirez starts Plouffe with a slider fouled back, then a fastball is hit hard to dead center, but caught by Dustin Ackley retreating to the track and caught on the run, and both runners advance, one out.  First pitch to Hicks is a change-up at 79 low, then Erasmo’s 100th pitch is a fastball outside, 2-0.  Erasmo misses low with a 92-MPH fastball, 3-0, then Hicks gets the greenlight and swings on a fastball down the middle, it’s flied out to center and scores Colabello tagging, now 5-4 Mariners.  So two outs, runner still on second and Erasmo starts Florimon with a change-up taken for a strike, then Florimon takes a big cut and misses on another change-up, 0-2.  Ramirez’s final pitch of the day is another change-up, nasty late sink and maybe his best of the outing gets Florimon swinging and Ramirez out of the inning.

Final Line: W  6 IP  106 Pitches (65 Strikes)  7 Hits  2 Walks  4 ER  6 K  Gamescore: 46 Gamescore+: 44.8

Final Analysis: Just a really, really underwhelming performance by Erasmo, who I thought had been turning it around looking at the numbers, but breaking down this start was really eye-opening.  And I’m feeling better and better with my Gamescore+ that indicated a lot of hard hit outs and hits, and made his calculation below the Gamescore.  This easily could’ve been a lot worse on the stat sheet for Erasmo.

With an arm slot and delivery that reminds me of Justin Masterson, he is a little higher with the arm slot, but doesn’t have the same sink we’ve seen from Masterson.  Heavily relying on the fastball for this start, there was some solid velocity hitting 94, but usually in the low 90s.  He wasn’t precise at all with location, but the heater was usually able to keep him in counts.  He’s used the slider the most this season as his secondary pitch, and it was downright awful in this game.  Several hung right in the middle of the zone and many others were not even close.  The same went with the curveball, which he used in the third as a first pitch strike, then as his first pitch of the fourth and it slipped out of his hand.  The change-up was Erasmo’s best off-speed pitch in this one, and he used it more frequently last year than thus far this season.  I envision the Mariners getting him to go back to the change-up as the primary second pitch from this point on, especially ending his day with three straight that were all nasty.

So what to do with Erasmo?  I think he’s droppable in 10 and 12-team mixed redraft leagues.  He was just mightily inconsistent, and it’s just downright surprising he only had two walks in this one.  He was all over the place.  You can pretty much count on one hand the right fielders that would’ve robber Colabello’s near homer in the third, and if that goes over, he would’ve given up 5 runs in 2.2 innings making this another implosion of a start.  And the Twins were late on numerous 92-93 MPH fastballs (and no Joe Mauer in this one to boot) something you wouldn’t expect from better line-ups.  However for dynasty leagues, the kid is only 23 and if he can get a consistent feel on the secondary stuff that he struggled with in this one, he could turn it around for some success in Seattle in 2014 and beyond.

  1. AJ says:
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    Thoughts on this trade my Stras/Puig/Myers/Rafael Soriano for Tulo/Bautista?? Too much? Would u take someone out or just right?

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @AJ: offer Stars/Puig and see what happens

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: Agree with above, but I like the trade either way, don’t think it’s too much

      • The Louisville Slugger says:
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        If this isn’t a sarcastic post, I’ve got to disagree here. By a long shot. Tulo continues to make his yearly trips to the DL and Bautista is closer to declining than improving. Wil Myers, the sky is the limit with that guy. Puig and Stras aren’t going away anytime soon.

        • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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          @The Louisville Slugger:

          the sky’s the limit for Myers? Ummmm, no. He will be a good hitter, but scouting reports have always been limited in his ultimate upside. He’s more Longo, a good hitter, than Trout, a superstar.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @The Louisville Slugger: Disagree on Puig. Regression is coming. And for this year I don’t buy Myers keeping it up either.

          • The Louisville Slugger says:
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            I normally agree with most on Razzball, but going to agree to disagree here gents. We can check back at seasons end and see how this pans out. Cheers.

  2. DansUggla says:
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    Great Read. Love the Pitcher Breakdown! Please rank ROS: Erasmo, Wheeler, Wily Peralta, Medlen.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DansUggla: Thanks man! Yup why I started these, you don’t see enough dedicated to actual game-watching. I’d go Medlen, Wheeler, Peralta, Erasmo. Don’t like what I saw at all.

  3. Shawn of the livid says:
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    Another good one JB. It’s more fun reading them about a player you have that did well though! I dropped Erasmo for Kazmir. Then Dropped Ogando for Kluber. I’m feeling good about both those moves today.
    I was tuning in on Erasmo too, and he really looked like crap. Send him back to the minors and see if he can make the roster next year IMO. Thanks for another solid read man. Kazmir may be an interesting profile, I’m excited to watch him this week. You were the one giving him all the love in the podcast right? Thanks again

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shawn of the livid: Haha yea I know! I went in with no expectations, and like I said this morning, had Erasmo much higher in my mind than now. Very inconsistent. Love the K pitchers you got (double meaning!!!!). I agree, Minors could be in his future. Yup, Nick scoffed a little at me, but he looked great in his last start! might have to target him for next week – thanks for reading!

  4. Anthony says:
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    So I’m in rebuild mode in my main league. I can acquire Matt Carpenter or Allen Craig. I’ve been trying to use a combo of Cespedes or Donaldson and Hill to get either one, is that worth it? It’s a very deep keeper league, we keep 16. Although, if I deal both Cespedes and Donaldson I can get Carpenter and Gardner. Anything you see worth it? I really want one of the Cardinals and to lose an Athletic!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Anthony: Nah, I don’t like trading Cespedes in a keeper for those Cards. Carpenter is older than you think and I think Craig isn’t that old but just so injury prone. Haha I hear your team switch idea though, I would start with Donaldson and maybe a bottom end scrub for Carpenter and maybe start there.

      • Anthony says:
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        @JB Gilpin: can you rank Donaldson, Hill, Craig, Gardner, Carpenter in a keeper league? Thanks man!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Anthony: No prob! Wow, I stand very corrected, Donaldson actually a week older than Carpenter… Surprising… I’d actually go Carpenter, Craig, Donaldson, Gardner, Hill

  5. Kyle says:
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    Great article, definitely makes me feel better about dropping him. I know you did one on Peralta which was great too. I’d love to see one on Cosart or Mejia (if one hasn’t already been done, I am new to reading these). Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kyle: Thanks man! If you haven’t used this link, this is the easiest way to see all I’ve done: http://razzball.com/category/pitcher-profiles/

      Awesome, will keep those guys in mind! Very interested to watch a Cosart start, not as big on Meija.

      No prob!

  6. Captain Kangaroo says:
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    With Veras going to the Tigers is Cisnero the new closer in Houston? If so, thoughts on him?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Captain Kangaroo: Yea I think he is like 60-70% the closer, with some bullpen by committee ops in there. Not too big on him, I looked to add him in one league where I’m winning ERA and WHIP and decided against it – I’ll let someone else possibly get save chance raped haha

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sky: RCL time hath come!

  7. fitz says:
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    Who cares about fantasy football? Baseballl is where it’s at.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @fitz: Hah, but what do you play when Baseball is over???

      • Lines says:
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        Thanks for doing these detailed breakdowns. It’s really cool to get this level of analysis when making decisions, and this one is especially timely. I’ve got Beachy coming off the DL, and I need to lose a pitcher to make room (or not, but you’ve helped me make up my mind).

        Still gonna be looking at Erasmo down the stretch (it’s a keeper league) and in next year’s draft.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lines: Yeah.. I see below your comment… yikes Beachy

  8. josh says:
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    Hey,
    H2H 10-team Keeper (keep 12) Hitters are stacked, pitching is weak. Was offered My Braun/Bruce/Hellickson/Skaggs for His Stanton/Minor/Fister – thoughts? Thanks in advance (Also, He has Weaver I could try and Add to the trade)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @josh: Don’t like it. People are forgetting Braun has a lot of first round value left in him. I’d add Weaver in and leave your side the same.

      • Marv says:
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        Dont get me wrong, I love Braun (fantasy wise,) No doubt in my mind he comes flying out of the gate. How about Braun/Bruce/Rizzo /Hellickson/Skaggs for His Stanton/Weaver/Minor/Fister –I am giving up a lot of Hitting but I think the pitching im getting back will help a lot. What are your thoughts on Fister, worth aquiring or I could drop him , and maybe keep Rizzo?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Marv: I would try to keep Rizzo, Fister didn’t look great in that bad spell when I watched him

  9. Marv says:
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    Also in a H2H 10-team keeper 3sP/2RP/2P (for pitching spots) – Have Kimbrel / Chapman / Perkins / Casey Janssen. Which 3 to keep? (obviously its between Perkins and Janssen, but which one to drop if I can’t trade

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Marv: Probably Perkins with looming trade rumors

  10. FMFBL says:
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    dropped him for Nova in a QS league. he wasn’t a keeper for me. thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FMFBL: Perfectly fine with it, I like Nova more too

  11. Joe LoPiccolo says:
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    Unfortunately Iam looking towards next year. I was wondering if Marte for Minor was fair. I like Minor alot but don’t want to over pay. It’s a 5-5 with ops and quality starts. Three yeAr contracts both were drafted this year.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe LoPiccolo: Definitely fair, if looking for SP help, I like it

  12. Curse of the Goat says:
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    Love the inning by inning analysis. So nerdy, yet so enjoyable.

    Any chance we could be looking at Taijuan Walker being called up to replace Erasmo to see how he stacks up against ML teams?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Curse of the Goat: Thanks man! Yea I couldn’t find anything like this when I started, so started the series. I think Walker does come up, not sure if it’s for Erasmo, but Walker up sometime right around Sept 1. Very interested to see his debut

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: is walker a better stash than fear the beard or sonny gray if my biggest weaknesses are holds/whip/era/K to BB/QS. also throw that bradley guy in there too, and taillion. I’m first in net saves (we don’t have just saves) so i’m trying to trade frieri/parnell and am only of the only happy veras owners.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: redraft, that could turn into keeper, but not with enough keepers to worry about guys this low down totem pole.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: this is a team in a roto league (my first) that i adopted last night. It’s hitting is great, terrible at net steals, really bad at every pitching stat (there’s a lot too) except tied for first in net steals with these closers holland/veras (got lucky with the trade, opposite of everyone else)/frieri/parnell. It’s probably better just to trade all of these people for top holds guys/or 1 really good SP, maybe 2 pretty good SP.
            rasmus/soriano (alphy)/parnell/frieri/maybe even holland/arenado. already have beltre/rizzo/votto, so really no room even with CI spot to play arenado (no utils) If I could grab some of raj davis/robertson/rosenthal/SP’s would be real nice.

  13. Big Mike says:
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    Keeper question – I’m in a league where we can keep up to 8 players (three times each, snake draft), and despite my hitters being a train wreck, I’m loaded with pitchers such that I’ve traded both my keeper aces going into the season (Verlander and Latos). Basically, anyone who would be considered a top-100 player makes a decent keeper candidate in our league. What I’ve got left on my staff are the following starters, all with full eligibility: Shelby Miller, Julio Teheran, Gerritt Cole, Matt Garza and Francisco Liriano. How would you rate those five as keepers for this winter, and how many of them would you keep?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Big Mike: I’d say the order you have them in. Don’t trust Liriano to repeat this at all… The top two will probably be your only kept guys

      • Big Mike says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’ll be honest, I think Cole is going to be a beast. In the long run, I like him even more than the other two. I think he’s pitching to contact now because he’s a rookie and doesn’t want to walk people. As he gets more comfortable with the strike zone and the MLB umpires, I think his strikeout rate is going to go way up over the next 14 months; I think his stuff is better than the other two, because you can’t fake that 98-mph heat.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Big Mike: Interesting, I could see that, but maybe 3-4 years down the road

  14. Dan says:
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    Please rank the following for the rest of the season:

    Cole Hamels
    Gio Gonzalez
    Adam Wainwright

    6X6 league QS/K/SV/ERA/WHIP/K9

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dan: Waino, Hamels, Gio

  15. Chadillac says:
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    So what’s the story on this Chris Colabello guy?
    A 30 year old rookie with a yr and a half in the majors and some pop?

    • Chadillac says:
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      @Chadillac: minors*

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chadillac: Sounds about right, I didn’t know much about him, but he was that Endy Chavez catch away from two homers and five RBIs in his first two at bats… He’s almost 30 so I think he’s just a band aid for that team

  16. Bob Arum says:
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    Would u trade myers and perkins for puig?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bob Arum: Yeah i think so

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bob Arum: Are you Tehol or did you steal Tehols old pic?!

      • Tehol Beddict says:
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        @JB Gilpin: shhhhhhhh this is secret

  17. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Good stuff man. Have watched watched every one of his starts…he has looked bad in every single one. Idk where his control went, but it hasn’t been there. I can’t even remember one single inning since his call up where I thought he looked remotely good. As you pointed out, he is young, and will be better than this..but after yesterday I am officially done with him ROS. Even dropped him in a 16 team league. It’s h2h…can’t just have crap hanging out on that roster…gonna um, risk it with Beachy…wish me luck..ha.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Thanks man! Glad to have some agreement by fans who have seen him every time out. Wow, yeah I don’t blame ya. Good luck Beachy/Mustache!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: why didn’t any of these Beachy stashers (i was one until injuries hit in a 10 teamer) just bench him to see if he was good yet? I’ve seen a dozen at least comments about people getting burned from playing him (including my opp in the league i care about the most, hehe). I know Grey preaches constantly about wait and see with pitchers coming back from arm injuries. Or just avoid entirely. I wouldn’t do that with Beachy since his upside is insane, but wait and see sounds good.

  18. Sal says:
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    Hey JB quick question….team is doing a fire sale as he is in last place and is looking to rebuild for next year as he is done for the year more or less. Its a 10 team league with a whole lot of categories 24 to be exact. Currently in first place and looking to strengthen up as my main competitors are doing so as well. Im looking to trade picks and only picks for these guys. Yeah i might deplete next years team a little but it might bring me the championship this year so i think its worth the gamble.

    what round out of 30 would you offer for any of these guys or where do you value them. EX 4th rounder etc.

    Matt Moore
    Bumgarner
    Ellsbury
    Anibal
    Stanton
    Desmond Jennings

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sal: Good question, but obviously lots of guesses right now… Moore 8 Bum 5 Ells 7 Anibal 8 Stanton late 2 DJ late 4

  19. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Awesome profile JB! Always look forward to these, regardless of subject (though the subject is usually a very relevant one). The comedown from the eraser fervor has been a real beeyotch.

    Any idea as to who you’re looking at next? I’m personally curious as to the reborn scott kazmir, and would love a profile on him.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Alky Sobrera: Thank you so much! Yea huge 180 on his stock. That’s two votes for Kazmir and he’s near the top of the list with Cosart of the Stros, thanks for the input!

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Sweet, looking forward to it. Hopefully there’s good news with that start, because I pretty desperately need him to be the real deal.

        Btw, in your rcl fball league. Watch ya back homie!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Alky Sobrera: Hah will do! Sounds like I got a lot of people gunnin’ for me!

  20. Mike says:
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    Would you take Eovaldi over Erasmo ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Yup I think I would

  21. Mike says:
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    Also better DL stash… Colby Lewis or Felipe Paulino? THanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Hmmm Ill go Lewis, but don’t see much upside out of either

  22. Jay says:
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    Hey start Evan Gettis or Adam Dunn at the utility slot?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Jay: Today, for the near future, or for forever?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jay: Evan Gettis related to Jake Gettis from Chinatown??? I wonder what Jack Nicholsons brother would be like… hah I keed, Dunn ROS

      • Jay says:
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        @JB Gilpin: this week

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jay: Probably Dunn

  23. Chicken Dinner says:
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    My Longo/Santiago his Cespedes/D.Holland? Perhaps, Jennings or De Aza instead of Ces.

    H2H points league.

    Thank you and good day.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: I Can slide Frazier in at third. My OF is
      Bryce, Aoki, Quentin, EYJ, Ruf. We start 5 OF.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Might take DJ as the OF but think its paying too much

  24. Coitus Granderson says:
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    Bigger impact rest of season: Archie Bradley vs Danny Salazar?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Coitus Granderson: I’ll go Salazaar but definitely like Bradley more 2014 and on

  25. AJ says:
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    What side of this trade you like Cargo(hurt)/Marte/Verlander for Puig/Myers/ Moore? Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: Still Cargo side, looks like he’ll avoid the DL

  26. Justin says:
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    My Rex Brothers and Huston Street for Allen Craig in an NL-only dynasty. It leaves me with no closers but its a steal anyway right?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Justin: Yea Id still do that, not like either are locks for saves down the road

  27. Brewerfan says:
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    It sounds like Carlos Martinez is involved in trade talks. If he gets dealt is it likely another team starts him for the ROS? If so I assume his value goes up considerably? Also, how do you feel about Colby Lewis as he is getting close to a return? Thanks again JB

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Brewerfan: Love Marinez. Holding him in my dynasty anxiously… I wouldn’t be surprised as he has a little ML experience. Not sure a deal will go through though, I find it surprising the Cards have put him on the block. Hope he gets dealt to a pitchers park team! Not huge on Lewis, just too many bad injuries and the age, been a little while since effective. Thanks for reading!

  28. Thorbs says:
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    Great article, man! Was waiting for one on Erasmo and you delivered!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Thorbs: thanks man! Just wish these was more optimism there, but there just wasn’t hopefully next week Kazmir looks sharp, looks like he’s my guy

  29. Brooks Jacoby says:
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    Edwin Encarncion for Yu and Longo, which side? (terrified of the plantar facitis)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Brooks Jacoby: Still Yu and Longo. I know with Albert now out the foot stuff with Longo is scary but it’s less severe and I think he can get through it

  30. Bryan says:
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    Any hesitation starting Garza today in H2H leagues?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bryan: Nah not really, think hell do well

  31. Lines says:
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    Sorry if I end up posting twice, but it looks like my first got eaten by the internet.

    Thanks for doing these posts. This level of analysis is a pretty rare thing, and pretty cool to read. Keep ‘em coming!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lines: Eaten indeed! Stupid Internet… Thanks man! Yup I couldn’t finding anything like it and as I wrote more and more I brought the series to Razzball Nation, glad you like em thanks again!

      • Lines says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Do you take requests? I’ll be really curious as to what you’ll make of Beachy’s first few starts back from the DL.

      • Lines says:
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        @JB Gilpin: But not tonight’s. I think I can do my own analysis on that heap of shit.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lines: Haha, yea looked pretty bad. Saw a few highlights and tuned in once or twice, didn’t look great. We’ll check back in on him down the road.

  32. AJ says:
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    Leonys Martin or EYJ?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: Ill go Ey

  33. No mas pantalones says:
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    Offered cargo for kershaw, both ranked in the top 5 so I thought it was a fair deal…
    He countered with Simmons ,Cain, and Kelly Johnson for Franklin cargo and erasmo…or vet lander for cargo straight up…am I overvaluing my players or am I right in thinking this is ridiculous

    So I went to another manager and offered cargo and erasmo for scherzer and moustakas (threw in our worsts to prevent necessary drops), do you think that’s fair or should I take back the offer
    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @No mas pantalones: Ehhh, I don’t really like that offer. Scherzer is great, but Cargo is back out there and stole a base tonight I believe. Maybe try Cargo and Cain for Kershaw since it sounds like you need an ace.

  34. ryanjoe13 says:
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    Jeff Weaver has been killing it. Think some of those advanced stats are a lil overrated at times? Guy just keeps dealing, shoulda had the W tonight too

    • Troy says:
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      @ryanjoe13: pretty sure Jeff weaver is doing commentary
      Somewhere… Sure u meant Jared and no he’s always had good numbers.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ryanjoe13: Hah yea Jeff is his older brother… Yea they can be, but he’s shown that he is always in the low range of the advanced stats like HR/FB rate, BABIP, xFIP etc etc and when you’re consistently in the same range it’s consistent.

  35. Birdog says:
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    Yep. “This chic is toast.”

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Birdog: Hah – yea agree

  36. baby hippo says:
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    just dealt harvey and chacin for latos/ogando. how do you feel about this deal???

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @baby hippo: In redraft I like it with Harvey not going all the way, but close

  37. Hoog says:
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    Hey JB, keeper question for you. In a 12 team h2h Keeper league and the guy who has Pujols is panicking. Im in 2nd right now, but he’s offered me his Pujols for my butler and Cobb. I have Votto at 1st so I could fill my UTIL with Granderson when he comes back, konerko, frazier, etc. Would you make that move with next year in mind or would you hold Butler and Cobb?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hoog: Hey man – Yea I really like that deal. I think Pujols has a couple more solid years left in him and scared with Cobb coming back and being right. Never been a big Butler fan and sounds like you have the depth to hold Pujols

  38. Troy says:
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    Dropped Ramirez for ubaldo jiminez, not really someone I’m super excited about but he’s been solid over last 10+ starts so guess well go from there… Sigh

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Troy: Hah yup, sounds right though, great start for Ubaldo coming up at Marlins

  39. Frank White says:
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    Hey.. Why isn’t Straily pitching Sunday?? He’s pitching toda y then 5 days later is Sunday but the Stream Nator says Griffen for Sunday

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Frank White: they don’t play thurs.it’s better to actually look at an mlb schedule and not just count the days. espn.com mlb schedule or mlb.com schedule pages work good for that.

  40. Frank White says:
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    Do u think it might be a mistake cause if not then I’ll drop him today for a good pickup tomorrow

  41. Frank White says:
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    Ohh they have a day off on Thursday…

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