Esmil Rogers 2013 Outlook
Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:09 PM
Esmil Rogers' return to the starting rotation has been a success so far, with his last two starts in particular attracting the attention of Fantasy owners, but judging by his numbers with the Rockies earlier in his career, it has to be smoke and mirrors, right?
I wouldn't be so sure. Any pitcher who throws 95-plus miles per hour and commands the strike zone has a chance to be successful, but the aspect of Rogers' arsenal that intrigues me the most is the same one Blue Jays players and coaches keep raving about: the sink on his fastball.
Everyone knows batted balls travel farther in the thin air of Coors Field, but that's not the only reason it's a hitter's haven. The high altitude also reduces the movement on pitches, making sinking fastballs straight and hittable. Mike Hampton tried changing his arm slot to compensate for his loss of movement after signing with the Rockies in 2001, and we all know how that turned out.
Who's to say Rogers didn't get in some bad habits of his own while pitching for the Rockies? His stuff suggests he's better than his numbers. I'm not saying I'm ready to shove him in my lineup or anything, but I'm intrigued.
Opinions for deep leaguers? This Blue Jays team has been red hot as well might be a start of something here with Rogers
Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:56 PM
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C - Grandal
1B - Duda DL Cron
2B - Pedroia
SS - Starlin Castro
3B - Machado
1B/3B - Yunel Escobar
2B/SS - Cesar Hernandez
OF - Springer, Cruz, Braun, Fowler
UTIL - Revere, Maybin
BENCH - K. Morales, Justin Upton, Gomez DL
SP - Price, Maeda, Tanaka, T. Walker, James Shields, I. Kennedy, Carlos Carrasco, J. Taillon, Blake Snell
RP - Familia, Jeffress, Dyson
Lost G. Richards, Traded Cervelli for Severino. Traded Pujols for K-Rod, Rodon. Traded Rodon for Carrasco. Traded Duffey for Maeda, Traded k-rod, Holliday, Archer for Price, J Upton.
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C Doug Gwosdz, Mackey Sasser
1B Razor Shines
2B Arquimedez Pozo
3B Scat Metha, Jim Walewander
SS Steve Jeltz
OF Johnny Dickshot, Rusty Kuntz, Bristol Robotham Lord, Johnny Wockenfuss, Hiram Bocachica
UT Drungo Hazewood, Coot Veal
SP Kevin Mmahat, Steve Fireovid, Cannonball Titcomb, Lil Stoner, Roy Face, Juan Eichelberger
RP Ed Head, Boots Poffenberger, Firpo Marberry, Yorman Bazardo, Fu-Te Ni
MNR Joey Terdoslavich, Rougned Odor, Kevin Quackenbush
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C - McCann
1B - Rizzo
2B - Cano
3B - Encarnacion
SS - Bogaerts
OF - Braun, Bruce, Hunter
DH - Seager
Bench - Beltran, Davis, Harper (DL), Polanco, Solarte
P - Bailey, Cain, Doolittle, Iwakuma, Kluber, Lynn, Quintana, Samardzija
Bench - De La Rosa, Holland (DL), Janssen, Kuroda, Liriano, Porcello, Smyly, Syndergaard (M)
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