K:BB.  Mmmm can’t think of a sexier group of three letters.  Double D’s are nice but that’s only two letters.  JB is only two letters.  So if you have to go to three letters, I’ll take K:BB.

A guy I’ve liked for a while now, Corey Kluber came into yesterday’s matchup against the Nationals with a sparkling 57:12 K:BB ratio so far this season.  Don’t believe me that he’s been my man crush the past month?  Look at phone records to Sky or my friend Peter.  Just ask the NSA, they’ve got them saved somewhere…  Kluber has been around a while, pitching in the Minors since 2006 with consistent strikeout numbers, but other than that never has put it completely together. Now 27 years old, Kluber is suddenly owning MLB offenses.

As soon as I saw Kluber’s numbers last month before he was the talk of the town, I went and looked at his pitch selection.  He’s completely changed his arsenal from a slider as his main breaking offering into tossing a cutter as his second pitch.  Does that remind you of any other Cleveland Indian who had late(r) career success?  Reminds me of Cliff Lee!  Ok so I’m not saying Kluber is the next Cliff Lee, they’re very different pitchers, but it is interesting.

I was lucky enough to pick up Kluber in all my leagues where I’ve got more on the line than dealing with Tehol trade offers, and have been riding him out since the Boston start on May 26th and enjoying a phenomenal run (I did bench him at Texas, but hey, I bet almost everyone did).  So let’s look at how he fared pitch-by-pitch against at home against Washington:

First Inning: The first pitch to Denard Span is a 94 MPH fastball on the outside corner, 0-1.  Kluber misses just outside, then inside, still all fastballs, 2-1.  Kluber has a nice, smooth, easy delivery with maybe a little bit of stress on that arm, but he’s thrown a ton of innings through his professional career, so I’m sure it’s steady for him.. The next pitch is lined to right field, but it’s right to Drew Stubbs, one down. Anthony Rendon takes a fastball for a strike, then a curveball at 83 MPH drops in to make it 0-2.  Man what a combo, and we still haven’t seen the cutter yet.  There’s the cutter at 89 MPH, it stayed upstairs, 1-2, then a fastball on the hands is roped down the third base line for a double.  Fair by about an inch, that was a pretty solid pitch on the hands, but Rendon kept it fair.  Kluber misses to Ryan Zimmerman then again low with a heater hitting 95, 2-0.  Kluber then goes to the cutter, and it’s fantastic at 90 MPH to get a swing-and-miss, 2-1, then pounds the zone on the outside corner with the fastball then paints the outside black at 95 MPH and locks Zimmerman up looking for his first K.  Man, that was nasty.  The first pitch to Adam LaRoche is cut on and missed, then a fastball is low, then outside, 2-1.  Kluber blows a fastball past him at 94 MPH, then a 95 MPH fastball is hit hard to center, but it’s caught by Michael Bourn in front of the track to end the inning.

Second Inning: Random side note, opposing pitcher is the just off the DL Stephen Strasburg who has really big ears.  Never really noticed before… Anyway, Kluber starts the inning with a 93 MPH fastball to Jayson Werth that tails in for a strike, then misses high, then another fastball gets the outside corner, 1-2.  Then another fastball is flared to right, and Stubbs takes a few wrong steps and then charges it with it dropping in front of him for a lead-off single.  A correct path to the ball and that’s caught.  The first pitch to Ian Desmond is a cutter for a strike, then a fastball is chopped for a tailor-made double play, 2 outs.  Kluber misses outside to Chad Tracy then inside, 2-0, then again way outside, 3-0.  The next fastball barely catches the outside corner, then a fastball at 95 at the knees is flied out lazily to left, inning over.

Third Inning: Still no score, the first pitch to Jhonatan Solano is taken for a strike, then a cutter is outisde, then a nasty, NASTY cutter gets a swing-and-miss at 91 MPH, 1-2.  If you’ve seen Matt Harvey pitch, the speed and late break is very similar to Harvey’s slider.  Then another cutter, or it could’ve been a slider at 86 MPH, is just nasty and gets a swing-and-miss breaking from the middle of the plate to two feet outside and in the dirt.  That was disgusting.  So it’s another K and up is Roger Bernadina who takes ball one, then pops one out of play, then he tries to bunt his way on but Kluber fields it clean and gets him out, two down.  A first-pitch curveball is taken low by Span, then a fastball skips in there, 2-0.  Another heater is grounded weakly to first for a clean 1-2-3 inning.

Fourth Inning: Kluber gets a fastball in there for a strike to Rendon, then misses barely low and outside, then a sick cutter that looked good on the outside lower corner doesn’t get the call, 2-1.  Another cutter in the same spot is flared to right for a single.  So Rendon is 2-2, and the first pitch to Zimmerman is an 81 MH curve for a strike, a fastball is outside, then another fastball is grounded weakly to third and John McDonald throws it wide of Jason Kipnis for an error that could’ve easily been a double play.  So instead of no runners on and two down, it’s runners on first and third with no outs.  Tough break.  First pitch to LaRoche is a ball, then a fastball blows by him, 1-1.  Kluber then dials up a nasty curveball that LaRoche is way in front of, 1-2, a quick check at first, then a fastball tapped foul, followed by an absolutely unreal 2-seam fastball at 95 MPH that started a foot inside and tailed perfectly on the inside black for his 3rd K looking.  Kluber starts Werth with a cutter for a swing-and-miss, another nasty one, 0-1, then a curveball drops in, 0-2, what a sequence.  Werth fouls a curve out of play, then barely rips one third base side foul, then Kluber misses outside, 1-2.  A curveball misses inside, 2-2, then that cutter right on the outside and breaking away gets a swing-and0miss for back-to-back Ks.  Kluber barely misses outside with the two-seamer at 95, 1-0 to Desmond, then a foul back, then another fouled just out of the reach of Yan Gomes then another two-seamer hoping to tail in stays just outside, 2-2.  Then Kluber dials up a curveball that drops outside and low and gets Desmond swinging to strike out the side!  After the error with runners on the corners and no outs, Kluber dials it up and Desmond throws his bat in anger.

Fifth Inning: Kluber finally gets a run of support, and protects a 1-0 lead starting Tracy with a fastball low, then another fastball at the knees is flied out weakly to center, 1 down.  Kluber gets strike one on Solano, then one fouled off, then a fastball outside, 1-2.  Kluber then goes with the cutter on the outside corner and Solano is late for Kluber’s 6th K.  He misses low to Bernadina, then again low, and once again low, 3-0.  Kluber fights back with a fastball in there, then another fastball is grounded very weakly to first to end the inning.

Sixth Inning: Still up 1-0, Kluber misses twice outside to Span, then a fastball is fouled off of Span’s foot, 2-1 with Span hobbling.  Kluber misses again outside, then a fastball that would’ve been ball 4 low is grounded very weakly but Span beats the throw to first and Mark Reynolds just plain misses the throw right to him, and the ball gets out of play and Span moves to second.  Kluber has had some rough breaks, that should’ve been an easy out, but Kipnis didn’t charge it fast enough and Reynolds couldn’t catch an easy throw anyway.  Kluber misses with a curve, 1-0 to Rendon who is 2-2 on the day, then a 93 MPH fastball is laced hard to right, so hard it keeps Span at third, so it’s another runners at the corners with no outs situation.  Kluber misses outside to Zimmerman, then a curveball drops in 1-1, then Kluber throws a nice cutter but it cuts too far outside, 2-1.  Another curve from Kluber gets a swing-and-miss, then a 95 MPH fastball that looked good on the outside black doesn’t get the call, full count, then another curveball gets a swing-and-miss, another K – now seven for Kluber.  The three curveballs he threw that at bat dropped successively lower, excellent sequence.  Kluber throws a first pitch cutter for a swing-and-miss by LaRoche, then a fastball is low, then another fastball breaks LaRoche’s bat, and it’s hit just hard enough to get the double play with LaRoche a quarter step out at first and Kluber gets out of another jam that wasn’t his fault.

Seventh Inning: Still a paltry 1-0 lead, Kluber misses high to Werth, then gets a check-swing too far for a strike, then a 94 MPH fastball is flared to right, right into no-man’s land less than a foot inside the foul line for a leadoff double.  Unlucky break there.  First pitch to Desmond is fouled off, then a fastball tails inside and hits Desmond near the hip and it’s runners on first and second with no outs and another jam.  Up now is pinch hitter Steve Lombardozzi for Chad Tracy and the first pitch is bunted foul, then the next one is bunted in the air and Kluber dives for it and barely misses it on a back hand catch, the ball lands and gets past Kluber for a bunt single.  Man, tough, tough break, bases loaded, no outs.  Kluber starts Solano with a cutter that gets a big swing-and-miss, 0-1, then another cutter a few more inches outside gets another whiff, 0-2.  Kluber stays with the slider, Solano lines it, but it’s right to Reynolds at first who takes it back to the base to double off Lombardozzi for a huge double play to keep it scoreless.  So two down, runners at 2nd and 3rd, and Kluber paints the outside corner to Bernadina with 95 MPH heat, 0-1.  Then the next pitch is a fastball grounded weakly to short and Kluber gets out of another stressful inning.

Eighth Inning: So at 102 pitches, Terry Francona decides to leave Kluber in, and starts Span showing bunt with a fastball for a strike, then another strike is in there, then a cutter is flared to left for a flyout, 1 down.  Kluber hits the inside corner to Rendon, 0-1, Rendon looking for his fourth hit, and takes a curveball in there 0-2.  Then Kluber dials another curveball, it lands right in the dirt but Rendon offers and it’s Kluber’s 8th K.  Kluber misses inside to Zimmerman, then 95 MPH at the letters is fouled back, 1-1.  Velocity still there.  Kluber bounces a curveball, 2-1, then another curveball with tight movement outside is cut on and missed, then the crowd erupts with Kluber missing high and tight still at 95 MPH to fill up the count.  Another fastball outside is grounded weakly to Kipnis, and Kluber gets through 8 scoreless and picks up the win.

Final Line:  W  8 IP  114 Pitches (73 Strikes)  7 Hits  0 Walks  0 ER  8 K  Gamescore: 76  Gamescore+: 78

Final Analysis: Absolutely unreal stuff from Kluber, who got through some stressful innings but kept the Nationals to goose eggs.  A lot of the jams Kluber had were unlucky breaks on errors and weakly hit balls.  The only extra-base hits were Rendon’s double down the line in the first and an unlucky flare double by Werth in the 7th.  Overall, not a lot of hard hit balls for hits, keeping Kluber’s Gamescore+ above his Gamescore.

Constantly hitting 95 with his fastball, Kluber went from 4-seam to 2-seam with ease and kept up the velocity until the final at bat.  The pitch that has really helped Kluber emerge this season is that cutter which got a lot of swing-and-misses and kept the Nationals off balanced.  As I mentioned above, the cutter reminds me of Matt Harvey’s slider – last break, high 80s to low 90s, just really tough to lock in on.  Then the curveball was working all game, with late break and great control.

Kluber is pretty much must-own material even in 10-team leagues, with that K:BB ratio now 65:12.  The Ks are there, good park to pitch in, and besides the Tigers, he gets to pitch against the struggling offenses of the Royals, the Twins (who his next start is against) and the White Sox.  The stuff is absolutely real, as is his control.

 

I’m out of town next week, so there won’t be a pitcher profile until July 1st, but if you have pitchers you’d like broken down, be sure to shoot suggestions below!

 
  1. Racehorse says:
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    Kluber or Hughes ROS?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Racehorse: Kluber, not too close

  2. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    DDD’s!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Hah true! But then if you motorboat, you could literally drown…

  3. Vern Lundquist says:
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    Thanks for answering my question in the A.M. post JB.
    I’m all in on Kluber. Now which young gun do I drop to pick him up? Tony C., G.Cole or Wheeler? Pts league.
    Happy vacay!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Vern Lundquist: Thanks man! Will be in the beautiful isle of Hilton Head. Glad you’re all in with me, I think it’s Tony C as he’s going to keep being yo-yoed around it looks like. Thanks again for reading!

  4. Shawn of the mostly living says:
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    great read, I grabbed Kluber earlier this morning. I have a profile request!

    ahem.

    Zack Wheeler?
    I stashed this kid awhile ago and want to hold onto him. He’s the only high level prospect that I don’t plan on selling. Interesting match-ups for him too. I would love to see a break down like you did on Kluber.
    Everyone is talking about this guy so I thought it might be a good pitcher profile request. Thanks for the great articles (and advice)

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shawn of the mostly living: Awesome! Yup never seen Wheeler pitch so that sounds like a lock for the next one two weeks from now

      • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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        @JB Gilpin: sweet, I look forward to it

  5. Ernie says:
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    Kluber or tilman?
    Kluber or stults?

    • Rodney says:
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      @Ernie:

      Duh.

      Duh.

      Kluber.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ernie: Yup like Kluber by a ton for both

  6. My pitching is deep outfield thin…16 team 4 keeper roto is Alex Gordon enough in return for Shelby Miller?? Getting concerned about pitch count becoming an issue come August

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      @[email protected]: Yeah I think that’s a fine deal, although I’m on record as saying I don’t think Miller gets shut down. Either way, trade fits your need so I like it.

  7. Gbuscaino says:
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    Have carpenter at 2b. Have had Kelly Johnson riding bench for a bit since his cold streak and since i have no use to him with a solid OF and utility also. Should I drop him for one of kluber or Tillman? Any benefit of holding?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gbuscaino: If he’s on your bench, go ahead and cut him for Kluber

  8. Phoenix Rising says:
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    Great writeup, just picked him up…Trade offer in the same league, which side do you like?

    Teheran & B Phillips for Bailey, Rios and Jed lowrie?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Phoenix Rising: Thanks! I think I like the left side better

  9. Ernie says:
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    Kluber it is!

    So keep stults or tilman?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ernie: Play the matchups, but I’d take Tillman ROS

  10. FMFBL says:
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    Drop Milone for Kluber?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FMFBL: Yup I would

  11. Paddyman says:
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    I added him as Cobb heads to the DL. Can I expect similar return as Cobb. Or do you rate Kluber higher now that you’ve reviewed both? A greedy second question: Do you think Kluber or Pineda will be a better bet as we begin to consider playoffs in August?

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      @Paddyman: Also a review suggestion: Dillon Gee. I’ve seen him a couple of times recently and actually picked him up in one league. He has a nice smooth delivery and I guess he’s been nursing some kinda injury which hasn’t hampered his recent starts at all (3 wins, 26:3 k/BB ratio vs NYY, WAS, STL) Be interested to hear if you think he’s for real.

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        @Paddyman: Definitely like Kluber over Pineda, not ready to put him over Cobb yet, but he is pretty close. No greed at all! Grey gets like 7-tier questions at times, with 3 of them rank these 5 players haha. Interesting, yeah Gee has pitched well lately and wasn’t on my radar at all until lately. Sounds like a lot of Mets Pitcher Profiles coming soon!

  12. Goose says:
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    Kluber or Porcello?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Goose: Gonna take Porcello there. Love the offensive support, slightly better park. Love them both though.

      • Goose says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Word. I have Porcello already and Kluber’s still sitting out there. I’m streaming Norris today, then hoping to nab Kluber – so long as no one swoops in on him like a jerky…

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Goose: Let’s hope not! Tell your leaguemates to read tomorrow, haha

  13. FMFBL says:
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    Where do you put Leake in the mix of Porcello, Kluber, Teheran, and Tillman? We play QS, no wins. Thanks for doing this, love your breakdowns!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FMFBL: Thanks man! I think I like the first three over Leake, probably go Porcello, Kluber, Teheran, Leake Tillman

  14. Carnac says:
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    CLASH OF THE PROFILED: Hector Santiago or Cory Kluber?

    • FMFBL says:
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      @Carnac: isn’t Santiago heading back to the BP if/when Peavy comes back? i could be wrong but I always thought of Santiago as a monthly streamer…

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Carnac: Like Kluber there. @FMFBL: Yeah he would if all other pitchers stay effective and healthy in Chicago, but Peavy will be out a while

        • Carnac says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Thanks, JB.

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        @FMFBL: Very true, but that’s still ~6 weeks away… Any of these end-of-rotation gems could easily lose their fantasy relevance by then.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Carnac: Yup very true. I think Kluber can keep it up

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Carnac: Haha ps, love the clash of the profiled haha. Sounds like a criminal minds episode

  15. shibboleth says:
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    Excellent as always JB. Kluber ran silent on me until now, and suddenly he’s talked up everywhere. Would you prefer him over Gee or Cashner in a QS league?

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      @shibboleth: Thanks man! Yup I hopped on after the Boston start, saw 2 nice innings before rained out in Tampa, had one bad inning in Yankee stadium and that’s about it in a month. I do like him more than those guys.

  16. nathan says:
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    Since Will meyers finally got called up i can get rid of one of my batters… who would you drop to pick up Kluber??
    i have Oscar taveres stashed, profar & parra,?

    2nd question… would you rather have saltalmachia or zunino or Arencibia or castro as your only catcher ??

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      @nathan: If he’s not playing MI very often for you and is on your bench and non-keeper, it’s Profar. I think I’d most want JP, who I know will give me solid power.

  17. Oz says:
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    I’m tryin to sell high on Barto Colon (h2h, points, dynasty keep 24/38). Who do u think I could try to get? I’m willing to include Zobrist as well since I have Franklin, Rendon, and Segura I don’t need Zobrist’s insane eligibility (2B, SS, OF).

    Btw, I’m hoping u can get my fantasy sports quote into the podcast, I think Razzball nation would love it lol.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Oz: Oh man I forgot again! Dude it’s totally gonna be in next week’s I’m gonna make a point of it. Colon and Zobrist should bring you back a top 15ish pitcher with a little upside. Maybe Shelby?

      • Oz says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Haha the same guy actually has Shelby that has Cargo but I think he’s untouchable for him. I now offered Zobrist, Utley, Colon, and Derek Holland for Car-go. I figure with Rendon, Franklin, and Segura in my infield I don’t need Zobrist/Utley. I also am always lookin to free up roster spots for more prospects. I doubt he’ll accept it, but it’s worth a shot.
        It’s all good, hopefully next week u can get it in the podcast.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Oz: Sounds like a good trade man, don’t worry I will!

  18. One I'd Willy says:
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    Points league 3 add/drop limit.

    Already dropped Wacha for Gee. Use a 2nd add for Kluber and drop Axlerod (2 start week) or Hector Santiago?

    • One I'd Willy says:
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      @One I’d Willy: btw. One of the best columns every week. Nice work!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @One I’d Willy: Thanks so much man! I think you drop Axelrod because so low K upside. Like Kluber best and Santiago has solid stuff

  19. Malarkey says:
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    Would you drop Garza for Kluber? Who do you like ROS?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Malarkey: Although I do think Garza is a tad underrated these days, I think I’m ready to go Kluber. About as good a park, better division matchup wise, just as good K stuff.

  20. David says:
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    Bruce or Cespedes now and 2-3 years from now? Thanks.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @David: I’m gonna say Cespedes for his speed

  21. PDT says:
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    Just did Craig for Rizzo earlier. I had some average to spare, and the buysellatops has rizzo as a top 20 player RoS.

    you think that was a good trade?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @PDT: Yea I do if only for Rizzos better shot at health safety. Think he has solid upside too but I don’t know about buy sell a tops calling a top 20 player…

  22. Juice_0321 says:
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    offered Cingrani for Wilhelmy over the weekend. My only bonafide closer is Romo and I typically lose saves each week. Do I do this?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Juice_0321: I’m not too big on either, Wilhelmson is trying to give the job away while Cingrani keeps getting yanked in and out of the major league rotation. I’d probably take Wilhelmson since you need save opps

  23. Prezz says:
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    Jbeezy!! So this dude is the real deal huh? Worth droppin lame garza for? Between all this porcello/kluber talk, im starting razzball is losin it! Show me the light!

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      @Prezz: Yo dude! Yea I think so, he’s pitching really really well right now. I’ve been all over the Kluber Porcello bandwagons a few weeks ago glad they’re making me look “smart” hah

      • Prezz says:
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        @JB Gilpin: punny! Ill give em a shot.. the first person i seen hypin this guy was Gareth so, i guess im a little hesitant.. hehe

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Prezz: Haha I gotcha, well I like him especially at Min coming up

          • Prezz says:
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            @JB Gilpin: im on board! Pour me a shot and get me a fresh toothpick!

  24. Travis says:
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    Kluber, Garza, or Cole? Garza probably wins out for this weekend vs HOU, but ROS?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Travis: Eh well Kluber has the Twins in MIN so he’s right there, and like him best ROS

      • Travis says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Homer Bailey droppable for any of them? Zach Wheeler?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Travis: I think you hold Bailey but I like all 3 more than Wheeler

          • Travis says:
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            @JB Gilpin: what you think of LaRoche vs Lind ROS?

            I have one in my 1b and one in util, but I now have these 6 of, one who can cover util: Myers, AJax, Brown, Puig, Marte, Braun, so might cut a 1b for one of those pitchers and keep wheeler?

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Travis: Yea I’m fine with that, depends in needs Lind Avg and LaRoche poWer upside, whichever stat you need, keep that guy

              • Travis says:
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                @JB Gilpin: need avg, ESP wil wil now giving power. so you think lind keeps up this avg more?

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                  @Travis: Yup I do he’s got a solid K:BB ratio (there it is again) and seeing the ball well, but the avg boost is to the detriment of his power

  25. Nico says:
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    I was offered Matt Moore for my Matt Joyce. Normally I’d jump to hit accept, but I don’t exactly need more pitching and the two players couldn’t be more cold/hot right now. Grey says accept, and for reference I’d replace Joyce with Morales or Venable and start Moore over Maholm or Santiago. Thanks!

    • yeshcheese says:
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      @Nico: I understand your caution, but I like the Moore side. Rather than compare hot streaks, or even their ceilings, just compare their floors. Joyce is over his head. Moore is an upgrade over Maholm and Santiago, in that order.

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      @Nico: Agree I do it, but you can hopefully put Moore on your bench his next start

  26. Dan says:
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    Rank: Kluber, Cole, JoFer, Dempster ROS

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dan: Kluber Dempster Cole JoFer (innings limit)

  27. PB&J with a baseball bat says:
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    Good stuff, JB. What’s the deal with Stults? His numbers look solid but I’ve never seen him pitch. How ’bout doing a little something on him if he puts up another 7 inning, 1 run type game while you’re away? 7 out of 10 of his starts this year have been QS and he just tossed a 2 hit CG against the D-back.

    He’s just sitting there on my waiver wire all doe-eyed. What do I tell the guy?

    “Sorry Eric. I’m just not ready to dump Pettitte for you?”

    or

    “Hop aboard little buddy. That Andy guy ain’t got nothin’ on you.”

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      @PB&J with a baseball bat: Hah I thought it was dough eyed for some reason… Doe eyed makes so much more sense! I say hop him aboard, be happy with those HodgePadre starts and bench in tough spots on the road. He’s on my radar for a write up soon!

      • PB&J with a baseball bat says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Not gonna lie, typed ‘dough eyed’ into google bc something wasn’t adding up, the the light bulb went off.

  28. yeshcheese says:
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    Another future suggestion – Dan Straily

    He’s had a half-dozen solid QSs now, with electric AAA stuff.

    (I checked your archives and didn’t see a 2012/2013 Straily write-up, but maybe I missed it)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @yeshcheese: Nope haven’t done a Straily yet ill keep him in mind thanks!

  29. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    So this guy who doesn’t really care about his keeper team just did a deal. Fair or foul?

    He gets round 24 Keeper Freeman and gives up round 24 Wil Meyers?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun: Seems fair to me, Id take Freeman still, but pretty close

  30. jim says:
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    What’s the pecking order here:

    Kluber, Cole, Lohse

    and…is Capps going to get save opportunities, or should I drop him instead?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jim: I think Kluber Lohse Cole. K upside for Kluber not there for the other 2. I think Capps will, but not consistently. Don’t think in most leagues he needs to be owned

  31. Just making sure... says:
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    Who to drop for kluber?

    Cole, Wheeler, Pieneda, Beachy, Liriano?

  32. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Nice write-up JB. I missed out on Kluber by 6 hours. I knew you guys were high on him, but I didn’t act on it soon enough.

    Instead I get to watch Dillon Gee scare the crap out of me tonight against the Braves. SON does not like his start, but Scott thinks he’s a definite two start pitcher. The Braves K a lot so lets hope that holds true.

    Maybe once Erasmo Ramirez gets the call, you could do a write-up on one of his starts?