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I waited on pitching this year and ended up with a staff completely made up of young arms with upside (they're also all right-handed, but for fantasy purposes, that doesn't matter).
I've had a few guys in my league already make offers, saying they're jealous of my young talent, but I'm still a little concerned about the inexperience, innings limits and even potential Tommy John surgeries for one or two of them.
I just wanted to post the names here to get some thoughts on whether I should be satisfied or concerned.
- Jordan Zimmermann
- Michael Wacha
- Sonny Gray
- Chris Archer
- Chris Tillman
- Michael Pineda
- Yordano Ventura
- Jenrry Mejia
- Taijuan Walker (D.L.)
- Kevin Gausman (N.A.)
I've also thought about dropping one of my four closers (we can only start three) in exchange for Eovaldi, but I'm not sure if he's as good as the rest of the bunch.
Any feedback anyone can provide is much appreciated.
Love that rotation. The ones who scare me are Gray, Tillman, and Mejia. I have Zimmerman Gray Pineda Ventura Walker on my squad and Gerrit Cole actually. Wish I had Wacha and Archer too. Gausman didn't look too great last year, hopefully he's learned a thing or two.
I'm not a big fan of the "young guns". I would rather see guys like Salazer, Alex Wood, Estrada, Paxton, the list goes on. You have guys on bad teams and the K count is nowhere near 200 for any of them except Ventura who will have a terrible year and I suggest trading above all the "young guns". Tillman for sure too and Yankees young pitchers never do well so Pineda would be worth trading.
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I respect your opinion, but I didn't use the word "guns" anywhere in my original post.
Also - Out of all of those pitchers I named, Mejia is the only one who plays for a team that has no real shot at making the playoffs this season.
I wouldn't call the Nationals, Cardinals, Athletics, Rays, Orioles and Yankees "bad teams," and the Royals and Mariners aren't as bad as they used to be. You even listed Walker's teammate, Paxton, as a guy you would prefer.
You also said you think Ventura will approach 200 strikeouts but will have a "terrible year?"
I'd like to think your response just seems a little too "doom and gloom" to be accurate.
I may try to move tillman def asap along with another young gun like archer or pineda who have alot of buzz for a top 20 SP... maybe even top 15. Tillman could be solid but has been lit up in past and pitches in heavy division as is the case with others. You def got some high ceiling guys and I def go with young upside with my rosters BUT too much could haunt you - esp late in yr when it matters most and batters figure out young gunz or limits kill ya.
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