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  • Nandan Nandan May 8, 2012 6:51 PM Flag

    Trade for Altuve

    you don't think Dempster is SP2 quality? I mean sure before the season started he was SP3 quality but the way he's been pitching....I'm starting to see him as a sleeper

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    • Both Bedard and Dempster are sleepers - in terms that they both will/have outperform their late round draft picks.

      Sp2 pitchers I would say are probably ranked between the 16-35 best SP in the league going forward. I do not think Dempster is part of that group. Mostly, due to how inconsistant he can be from year to year. He was dominant all throughout 2008. Started 2009 with a strong first half but his second half he imploded.

      The two things that hold Dempster back, however, are:


      1) He plays on a worse-than-usual Cubs team which will impact how many wins he will get.

      2) He does not have the high strikeout count of top tier SP, as typically his 210IP nets him 174-185 K's.

      With that said he could keep performing really well and become a top 25 pitcher. I'm just making an assessment on his value right now.

 

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