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Hisashi Iwakuma 2013 Outlook


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#1 juice219

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:01 PM

Didn't see any current threads on this guy. Any thoughts out there? Was the 2nd half last year a fluke? Solid #3?

#2 FantasyShmantasy

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:15 PM

I've been surprised at him going undrafted in most of my mock drafts. He had a strong run last year and I'd take a flier on him late.

#3 Sean-O

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:34 PM

I just grabbed him towards the end of my draft. The M's should be better this year & have a decent pen so he could have some value.

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WR (2) - A. Brown, J. Jones

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:49 PM

approach with caution, low K rate, injury problems before he came to the MLB....not a bad flier at the end of drafts, just don't invest too much...

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:07 PM

I'd take a flier on him. That division is still pitcher friendly as he will be pitching in big parks of Safeco and O.co, and gets to face the Astros. Worth a shot at the end of drafts to see if last year was real.
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:01 PM

I drafting him or Ramirez. Right now I'm leaning towards Ramirez just because I think he has more upside and will be the better player, but Iwakuma is safer I guess
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:27 PM

He was a big part of my championship run last year and I got him for $1 this year. I have high hopes for him!

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:07 PM

Let's give some love to the other, other Asian pitcher tonight. One mistake to Cespedes otherwise he's looked good.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:34 PM

Getting run support which is nice to see. Has some nasty stuff.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:07 PM

Like the looks of this guy at the back end of the rotation. Sub-3 ERA in about half a season of starts last year, nice home ballpark to pitch in (even with fences in), and an improved offense to support him.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:21 PM

His splitter is filthy. Kind of reminds me of the split John Smoltz threw. This guy is going to be a steal this season. Excellent command and should miss a lot of bats.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:48 PM

ill take it from my RP spot.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:02 AM

I went all in on Iwakuma and have him as my last SP in all leagues. His 2nd half performance last year as a SP was excellent and he has a nasty split and pretty good command. 2 issues with him are a tendency to give up HRs and he doesn't pitch deep into games (usually 6 IP and done)

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:25 AM

We'll see about pitching deep into games. He started last year as a reliever, so I'd imagine there was a good amount of caution in overusing him over the second half (looking through his games, he did hit 100 pitches on a couple occasions, but it was almost rare). I think that concern has a good chance of dissipating as we get into this season.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:49 AM

Iwakuma is in my queue as the next SP to be picked up.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:28 AM

Reached a bit to get him this year and was rewarded with a nice first outing. Picked him up last year when he won a spot in the rotation (remembered him from the WBC) and he was a great late-season fill in for me. Two start week for Iwakuma this week is looking pretty money.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:38 AM

Went undrafted in my league. Picked him up a couple of days ago when there was talk Fiers would lose his rotation spot.

He's both RP and SP eligible, too, which is great for roto leagues if you need a boost in categories like W and K.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:32 AM

Next two starts should be @CWS and then vs Tex. Hmm..
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RB: LeSean McCoy, Eddie Lacy, James Starks, Darren Sproles
WR: Sammy Watkins, Kelvin Benjamin, Michael Crabtree, Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills
TE: Jordan Reed
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:13 PM

I have Iwakuma and Maurer. I've always been a firm believer that it is 10x easier to find value at SP than it is in any offensive category. I owned Iwakuma last year and he was great, not going to blow anyone away but very, very solid, and thats all I ask for.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:16 PM

I drafting him or Ramirez. Right now I'm leaning towards Ramirez just because I think he has more upside and will be the better player, but Iwakuma is safer I guess


which Ramirez?