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  1. Probably because people are assuming Clarke was going to be a mutli IP RP but he's used 3 times and they were all 1 IP affairs in tight games. Peacock and Smith have been used as the long men. My odds on guess right now would be Crichton getting the first chance. After that, no clue. Prefer Clarke over Ginkel, but Ginkel probably has higher K% Potential
  2. Can someone explain why this thread has been tunneling Ginkel for Arizona over Crichton or Clarke?
  3. or he's just getting up their in mileage Active RP IP 1. Tyler Clippard 795 (2.95 ERA)* 2. Joakim Soria 725 (3.00 ERA)* 3. Joe Smith 697 (3.01 ERA) 4. Sergio Romo 641 (2.93 ERA) 5. Kenley Jansen 639 (2.39 ERA) 6. Mark Melancon 610 (2.83 ERA) 7. Tony Watson 594 (2.79 ERA) 8. Steve Cishek 579 (2.79 ERA) 9. Darin O'Day 579 (2.50 ERA) 10. Craig Kimbrel 573 (2.15 ERA) Everyone here beside Kimbrel and Jansen is considered old AF. *=on IL ATM
  4. You both are just making gut calls right now. Which is fine, but that is all it is. Neither has data on their side for this. It's all very SSS. Kimbrel being garbage in 2019 was a very predictable outcome since he sat out half the season, then got hurts weeks after. Otherwise you are hinging on a 15 IP 2020 sample.
  5. Fernando Rodney has 327 career saves. If you were trying to make a point, that was a bad example
  6. Arizona: Stephen Crichton: Has been used as 7th inning guy/fireman Taylor Clarke: Has been used in 7th and 8th inning, not used in April 4th win. Yoan Lopez: Has been used as a 10th inning guy Kevin Ginkel: Used as a fireman in the 8th when Soria got hurt, not used in April 6th win, behind Clarke/Chricton on April 2nd Alex Young: Trusted Situational Lefty Swarzak/Caleb Smith: Used in low leverage R. Smith/M. Peacock: Long RP If Clarke isn't the April 10th starter. He is ahead of Ginkel. So the closer job would be between Crichton/Clarke IMO.
  7. He's ok, has been mixing his 4 pitches pretty well this/last year. 3 of them are hard, with a slow curve to keep them from timing him. Cutter is the only really good pitch though. Despite being a mid-90's guy. Not going to be as exciting to own as a Clause or Sims, but he's the one with an obvious path. So when the Angles are the home team. They should just forget about using him if they don't get a lead by the bottom of the 8th? Top of the 9th is a traditional closer spot. Every other dedicated closer is pitching there because there is no longer a chance for a save in the g
  8. Man, if a closer can't handle a tied game in the 9th. That is on them, not the manager.
  9. Do you not have Trivino on waviers? Trivino, Clase, Sims, Diekman in that order right now if you do. Garrett hasn't officially lost anything yet and their is an outside chance of Doolittle who appears to be good again and has the infamous "closer experience"
  10. 4 SBs in 4 games is a not a bad start to the season. Hopefully you all didn't fade him in weekly.
  11. Staumont pitched on Saturday. Looks like he's behind Barlow and Hahn in the very least. If not also Davis
  12. Have not pitch yet: Amir Garret, Lucas Sims, Devin Williams These guys are probably getting work no matter the score real soon. Only thing to pay attention to is the inning the manager gives them, fi even that. Haven't pitched since April 1: Alex Reyes, Giovanny Gallagous, Drew Pomeranz, Richard Rodriguez, Josh Hader, Will Smith, Greg Holland, Gregory Soto, James Karinchak Candidates for the dreaded non save situation within the next day or so. Don't read into usage for the speculative ones.
  13. Devenski has had a homer problem his entire career. When his change up his effective and velo is 94+ he can maintain a lower WHIP with solid K% and BB%, but the shelf life of closers with with homer problem is probably not long. Still, if you need those ugly saves in the short term. He's your slump buster.
  14. He has been graded to have above average power and average in game power. Catching prospects do have trouble with their bats in the minors because of how much they are asked to learn and do. Since he is no longer catching, he's free to be a hitter and he smashed in 2019(but so did everyone in AAA in fairness) Passing on him because he has no defensive value and will struggle find PT i get, but passing because you don't think hit he will hit for power is not a fair critique
  15. That was fugly but Valdez pulled it of. Hyde clearly favors Valdez for some reason, if this was an actual committee. Valdez would have been pulled because he was not finding the zone at all with those first few batters. Talent wise, came away impressed with Tate as a potential option down the road if Hyde wants a right hander with actual stuff to close.
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