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Premature E-Jax-ulation

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:52 pm
by Lima Tyne
This could apply to 2 different situations:

1) SP that is frequently lights out through 5 or 6 innings, getting you too excited, too soon about a dominant performance. Of course, he always manages to blow it in the 6th or 7th inning, leading to a yawnstipating overall stat line. Scott Baker 2009-2010 was the king of this category (although some credit had to be given to gardenhire for always leaving him in too long).

2) a young/pedigreed SP who starts off the season really well, leading everyone to get excited that he's taken the next step to become a fantasy ace. He then gets blown up in his next few starts, and everyone realizes they blew their load too soon. Example: Edwin Jackson started the season 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA and 1.00 WHIP and 20 Ks in 14 IP. Fantasy "experts" everywhere proclaimed this to finally be his breakout season. 3 starts later he's 2-2 with a 4.88 ERA and 1.63 WHIP and probably on waivers.

Usage: "Man I was all excited about Edwin Jackson finally becoming an ace this year. Turns out it was just Premature E-Jax-ulation" (your friend replies: "don't worry, it's perfectly normal and happens to lots of guys")

#1 is more frustrating, but unless you actually watch the games you might not notice it. #2 is probably much more common for ppl who just look at box scores after the games.

Re: Premature E-Jax-ulation

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:21 pm
by Grey
It's a funny definition but I don't think the term works.