Evidently the Win luck dragon lives in Philly and just switches off between PHI pitchers. Lee in '12. Hamels in '13. Kind of bummed his ADP or perceived ADP didn't fall further. His K rate has fluctated from 9 to 8 to 9 to 8 the last 4 years. And his HR/FB has been 12,10,12,9. This just in: stats fluctuate!
Anyways, FantasyPros has his composite ADP right at 13th SP with very little deviation. I wouldn't be surprised in Lee and him just flipped ADPs from las year. http://www.fantasypr...rankings/sp.php
Bottom line: No velocity loss, Babip in line, his CH is still awesome. Only odd thing I could find was Razzball ranking him at 35. No, not 35 overall. 35th SP! Oh please let this be the consensus come draft day.
Not sure how I view this. Shoulder tendinitis might not even be a thing, could bump him down a rung on draft nights. I keep remembering all these scares from yesteryear: Pujols needs TJ? Felix's elbow ligament?
Reportedly, the shoulder is not the problem. The most recent reports say its bicep tendinitis:
Cole Hamels revealed Wednesday morning at Bright House Field that he will open the season on the disabled list because of discomfort in his left shoulder. He later called the issue biceps tendinitis, but he insisted he is not worried, he is pain-free and he will be pitching for Philadelphia sometime in April. "Oh, yeah, yeah," Hamels said, when asked if he expects to pitch in a regular-season game before
The shoulder thing was reported early this morning and since then there have been multiple reports that its its really the biceps. hoping thats true since I already drafted him as my #2 in one league.
Guess thats what I get for deciding to draft for a YPro this early in the year.
It's too early to say stay away, lets wait to see him in spring training and if he reports any injuries or discomfort. Also we will see how hard he's throwing. If he really only misses the first week and for some reason he drops in drafts, he could be a big steal.
Sarge: Whats gonna happen is that you jerk off the ball, almost wanna let this guy here jam you, and if it comes it comes.
He's got a bullpen Tuesday. If that goes well there is a possibility he starts during the first week of the season. Didn't he start off last season the same away and they pushed him to pitch and he wound up having a terrible April.
He'll end up being a great value pick this season. If you can wait on pitching and get him as your #2 in the 7th/8th round you should be able to stack your hitting. Or if you're into auctions, you can probably get him at a $5-10 discount compared to comparable pitchers.
10 team 2-QB, PPR, IDP, Auction dynasty
QB1 - Ryan Tannehill QB2 - Matthew Stafford
WR1 - Julio Jones, WR2 - DeAndre Hopkins
RB1 - Lamar Miller RB2 - Jonathan Stewart
TE - Travis Kelce
W/R - Darren McFadden
W/T - Eric Decker
Bench - Jameis Winston, Brock Osweiler, Johnny Manziel, Sammy Watkins, Josh Gordon, Doug Martin
I.R. - Keenan Allen
DB1 - Harrison Smith, DB2 - Jonathan Cyprien, DB3 - Mark Barron
DL1 - Carlos Dunlap DB2 - Khalil Mack DL3 - Sheldon Richardson
LB1 - Lavonte David, LB2 - Navarro Bowman LB3 - Telvin Smith
D Flex - Eric Kendricks
Bench - Ryan Shazier, Rob Ninkovich
He was dropped on yahoo rankings today. Pefect timing as the news about his arm troubles was very premature. Hamels says he felt great throwing yesterday and is ready to take the next step which is throwing live games. He will be an excellent value this year.