Myers gives me a solid fourth starter. He was a workhorse last year racking up 223 2/3 innings going 14-8 with a 3.14 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP and 180 strikeouts. I felt he was a good value in the 16th round. I'm expecting 13 wins, 180 strikeouts, a 3.50 ERA, and a 1.28 WHIP.
"He'll have to earn the job." Right. I have others I want to take, but Hellickson won't last long, and there's too much upside to pass on him as my No. 4 SP. His fly ball problem worries me, but Hell Boy is polished for his age.
Marcum is the right-handed Ted Lilly, with a touch more upside. He's another year removed from TJ surgery and gets to face opposing pitchers three or four times a game. I'm expecting career bests across the board.
Not bad for a second catcher taken in the 16th round.
Everyone has gone closer crazy the last couple of rounds leaving this potential top-25 SP option on the board. If he could ever put everything together, he could be top-15.
Like catcher, I needed a shortstop, and my options were running out. Scutaro is in a loaded lineup this year, and by default should score 90-100 runs if he's healthy. 12-15 home runs are not out of the question either while playing at Fenway Park.
Reportedly, Uehara has the inside track on the closer's role this season for the Orioles. Much deservedly so, too. An astounding 55-K-to-5-BB last year.
Excellent rookie season with outstanding control and growing strikeout rate. Should follow-up strongly with sub 3.50 ERA.
I have been eying Hughes for a few rounds. Shocked to see him still out there in Round 16, so I had to pounce. He had a terrible second half, but he is a young pitcher still learning the craft and plays on a good team. Hughes provides very good upside for my pitching side this late in the draft.
I reached for the sweet-swinging 23-year-old because I believe 2011 is the full-year breakout. No injuries (hopefully), no PT issues, no problems with southpaws. In 145 games, Snider belts 30, with the fixins.
This must've been a pretty good pick since a couple people commented on it after I made it. "He's Shane Victorino without the name," Doug said. I hope he's right. I wanted someone who could give me a solid batting average and some steals. Pagan fits that description … and he doesn't have to worry about Carlos Beltran bumping him out of center field this season.
Danks is a pitcher that saw base pitching skills take a leap last season. He finally looked like he knew where his fastball was going and that helped limit home runs. Sub-1.25 WHIP to go with 150+ strikeouts at this point is a nice bonus.
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