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Carter Capps 2014 Outlook


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#1 Trader Mac

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 11:10 PM

So far, 4 innings pitched--6 strikeouts and that is it, no hits or walks. I know its a small sample size, but is this the year Capps starts to reach his potential. I know the word "future closer" has been thrown around in his past. Not sure if that will happen this year, but a decent middle reliever with a lot of K's would be nice.

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 12:30 AM

I'm a believer, in a dynasty I'm buying. Probably won't see usable production other than k's this year, but could cishek be trade bait?

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 01:04 AM

This guy throws some serious gas. I saw 101 tonight. Very impressive!
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Posted 04 May 2014 - 01:16 AM

I think control has always been this issue, no?

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 09:38 AM

I think control has always been this issue, no?


His biggest issue has been that lefties just destroy him.

Career .310/.401/.452 slash line with a 32/22 K/BB

Figuring out lefties is his biggest obstacle to a late innings gig.
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Posted 08 May 2014 - 09:02 PM

I'm not liking this sporadic use of Capps. I hope they start to use him more frequently.

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 11:17 PM

I ask and I shall receive....another scoreless inning for Capps though no strikeouts.....he's slipping!

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 11:19 PM

I'm not liking this sporadic use of Capps. I hope they start to use him more frequently.


Marlins fan here, Capps is extremely impressive to watch.

He started the year down in AAA working on his mechanics and has apparently fixed whatever he needed to fix. I've mentioned Capps name on the closer threads because I do believe that he's the second best pitcher in this Marlins bullpen (and in terms of stuff, the best). He'll be the primary setup man at some point this year, imo, and will close the day Cishek leaves. His stuff is nasty.

He's already starting to earn some high-leverage work. He threw a scoreless inning tonight in the bottom of the 7th of a 1-1 game. Touched 101 with his fastball. He threw a couple of 99mph fastballs to Will Venable that had ridiculous movement on them.

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 11:25 PM

Has he fixed his platoon problems? He has shown flashes of potential, but he couldn't get lefties out when he was a Mariner.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 09:16 PM

Still not being used enough. Hasn't pitched in about 4 days. With how he has done so far, I would think the Marlins would use him more to see if he can be consistent. Capps won't help teams now with his limited usage.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 11:59 PM

Another great outing for Capps! Keeps this up and he may be the next in line for the closer's spot if something were to happen.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 02:11 AM

I'd say Ramos is next in line at the moment, but the potential for Capps to overtake him is certainly there.

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 07:34 PM

He's shut down for 4 weeks with an elbow strain. Let's hope it is just that and not something requiring surgery. He was doing so well too. :(

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 07:04 PM

He won't need TJ surgery but he's out until August. Pretty much a lost season for Capps. Sad, as it looked like he was reaching his potential this year.

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