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Edinson Volquez 2013 OutlookWill he ever be trusted again?


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#1 wildo7

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:07 AM

So is this guy just doomed to mediocrity now or does anyone see him having some upside this year? Second year in Petco and another year removed from TJ any chance for a resurgence? I know he hasn't exactly been lighting it up this spring...

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:40 AM

I'd give up my left nut for any production out of this guy. It ain't happening...
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:29 AM

Let's relax here fellas, the guy is hardly worthless.  As as end-game fantasy starter, he was a solid home start close to flithy when pitching at Petco last year.  

Double digit wins and 175 K's is hardly chopped liver, even in 12 team leagues.
He's definitely worth a buck or two on draft day.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:32 PM

He's not completely worthless, but is frustrating to own. He has little consistency in his game and is prone to big blowups. He's more of a home only streamer to me.
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:38 PM

He gives up runs in the first inning but than settles down. If he can overcome that he could be decent. Will always have a high BB rate though.
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:16 PM

Owned him last year, and while he is frustrating to watch, the final outcome seemed OK more often than not, good K's. Just gotta be ready for the big blowup with him.
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:15 PM

Dude walked over 100 batter in 182 innings last year. His whip was nearly 1.50. I cant see any reason to unless one were desperate for Ks and your roster is well equipped with ratio pitchers to overcompensate for his WHIP and Era shortcomings...
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:25 PM

He is a streamer only, which means waiver fodder imo. Yes, let me pre-empt your post He-Man-20-team-league-guy - talking about 12-team leagues or less.

I wouldn't even stream him personally - he destroyed me every time I dared.
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:42 PM

View PostCode of Hammurabi, on 19 March 2013 - 07:15 PM, said:

Dude walked over 100 batter in 182 innings last year. His whip was nearly 1.50. I cant see any reason to unless one were desperate for Ks and your roster is well equipped with ratio pitchers to overcompensate for his WHIP and Era shortcomings...

I'm not an Edison Volquez fan by any means and I seriously doubt I'll roster him on any team this year.  However, if you have a deep bench and/or stream he can be useful at Petco.  Home stats last year has him with a 2.95 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with 99 Ks in 100.2 IP

Hummm ... On 2nd thoughts maybe I'll find a spot for him on the bench and spot start him

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:00 PM

I'm the last guy on here to drive the bus for the Volquez fan club, but here are his 2012 home stats

17 games started - 6 wins, 5 losses, 2.95 ERA, 99 Ks in 100.2 Ip, .208 BA against.

Granted it's Russian roulette to start him on the road even in a favorable matchup, but based on that one year sample size and the fact that he is another year removed from TJ, I still think there is bit of upside here.  The issue will always be the walks.  If he could somehow take a page from say an Edwin Jackson, whose control has improved drastically each of the last two years, then maybe  there is mixed league potential for more than just WW fodder.
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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:52 PM

I stream SP's in roto and was targeting Volquez vs. Mets as my opening day SP.  That's not going to happen now.  He's currently pitching against the Reds with 5 IP, 6 BB, and 1 K.  It looks like he's heading for his 2nd consecutive season of allowing 100 or more walks.  Ridiculous.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:55 PM

View Postcardinalsfan85, on 27 March 2013 - 04:52 PM, said:

I stream SP's in roto and was targeting Volquez vs. Mets as my opening day SP.  That's not going to happen now.  He's currently pitching against the Reds with 5 IP, 6 BB, and 1 K.  It looks like he's heading for his 2nd consecutive season of allowing 100 or more walks.  Ridiculous.
I was going to do the same, but hes just so bad on the road, mets or not.  Home game streamer until he proves otherwise
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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:57 PM

View PostWahooManiac, on 27 March 2013 - 04:55 PM, said:

View Postcardinalsfan85, on 27 March 2013 - 04:52 PM, said:

I stream SP's in roto and was targeting Volquez vs. Mets as my opening day SP.  That's not going to happen now.  He's currently pitching against the Reds with 5 IP, 6 BB, and 1 K.  It looks like he's heading for his 2nd consecutive season of allowing 100 or more walks.  Ridiculous.
I was going to do the same, but hes just so bad on the road, mets or not.  Home game streamer until he proves otherwise

He may not even be that, now that the fences have been moved in.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:25 PM

72 pitches through 3 innings.  Nice.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 03:22 PM

View Postcardinalsfan85, on 01 April 2013 - 01:25 PM, said:

72 pitches through 3 innings.  Nice.

He's about to do the same thing this game too. He's awful.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:42 PM

Sigh. Why did I do this to myself?
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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:33 PM

It's a great idea to start Volquez in Coors


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:35 PM

I was riding E.V for a few starts a while back, but thankfully dropped him when I had to free up a DL spot.

He's OK at times, or terrible. It's either 6-7 Innings and 1ER, or he gets lit-up.
Not really crazy lit-up, but he only goes 4 or 5 innings and gives up 5ER lit-up. Meanwhile he doesn't get an Ks hardly.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 09:07 PM

I set my watch by a Volquez blow-up in Coors. It went off right before first pitch - true story.
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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:47 PM

Braves making this guy look like Old Hoss Radbourne
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