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Cory Luebke 2013 Outlook

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Luebke is due back around mid season. There was high hopes for this guy last year before the injury. I'm still holding on to hope he can be successful this year. Whats your take?

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I like him. I'm just worried that he will not be effective until 2014. Control is a major part of his game. That's the last aspect of pitching to come back after TJ surgery. More of a keeper/dynasty stash IMO. .

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Seems to me you have to write off this year. Any pitching he does has to be taken in the context of just being a moral victory in simply being on the mound. I hate it because he has shown real promise, I was all over this guy last year. But the good news is TJS guys tend to come back even better, and it makes him a sleeper again in 2014 because folks will probably forget about him or read into his late 2013 stats as his celing instead of his rehab-driven floor.

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2014 is the year I will be targeting him. I have had this kid on my team the past two years, and I think he has a lot of talent, but unless the Padres are still in contention in June I don't think they rush him back. They could take their time with him and I don't realy know if I want to draft him if he doesn't really play till mid July

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In Keeper/dynasty leagues with multiple DL slots, he's a good stash. Redrafts, not interested until I see rehab results. He's going to be 28 next week, so he's not a young chicken anymore, but if he can fully recover, he has upside. Nice K rate with decent control, and pitching in the NL west helps, 3 of 5 are pitchers parks.

It'll be interesting to see if 2011 was for real, he never showed a K rate over 7 per prior. I'm not expecting SP1 -2 numbers in 2014, but as a #2-3, to compliment the young guns, I'll be happy. Will be monitoring his rehab closely.

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I am thinking of stashing him in my dynasty league, but i was hoping he could be productive this year. August or September? Are the Padres going to bring him back at all this season?

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I'm sure they'll want him to pitch some if he's ready and right now there's no news I'm aware of regarding setbacks. But I think it's unwise to expect him to be productive this year. You can look at other returns from TJS for support, but I feel comfortable saying, like any good Cubs fan would, "Wait 'til next year.".

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I think he'll post solid numbers this year....something like a 3.75-1.25 with a decent K-rate.....2014, if he fully recovers and everything goes according to plan, he could put up 3.30-1.10 with like 8-9 K/9. Make no mistake, he is a great pitcher. I think top 25 this year if he was healthy going into 2013.

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I certainly admire your enthusiasm for Mr. Luebke, Travis Burten, but I'd be interested to see you present some evidence that gives us hope for this year. TJS guys can certainly take the mound a year later, but I'm not aware of any instant success stories we can hang our hats on. Even a C.Y. guy like Wainwright need a half-season to get his groove back. Thoughts anyone?

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I certainly admire your enthusiasm for Mr. Luebke, Travis Burten, but I'd be interested to see you present some evidence that gives us hope for this year. TJS guys can certainly take the mound a year later, but I'm not aware of any instant success stories we can hang our hats on. Even a C.Y. guy like Wainwright need a half-season to get his groove back. Thoughts anyone?

Brett Anderson last year went down in June of 2011, had his TJ and was back in August and came back hitting the ground running, first 4 starts out of the gate averaged 6.5 innings per start and was 4-0 with a .62 ERA in those 4 starts.

Guy had a sub 3 ERA and 1.16WHIP when he went down last year, so the potential is there. He likely wont be back until after the all star break, probably late July/Early August is what Ive read.

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i like cory a lot. gonna stash him on my dl in all my leagues.

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Nice update here... Says he might be back mid-August.

06/15 60-day DL Possibly August Recovery from May 2012 Tommy John surgery Throwing program stopped as of May 18 update due to discomfort in left elbow.

Since I'm in a dynasty league, this will be a guy I target around that time to hold on to.

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Ya I had to drop him. I read an update that said he may not pith the entire year. Since he was a top 20 pitcher in 2012 before getting hurt, I think he should be really valuable long term.

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Well according to this article he has started to throw again this week. Is it possible we could see him sometime this year?

http://www.gaslampball.com/2013/6/24/4459508/josh-byrnes-interview-with-ben-higgins

●Tommy John recovery is different for everyone. Joe Wieland's rehab has been a little smoother. He's been pitching simulated games. He'll be in a rehab assignment pretty soon in the minor leagues. Cory Luebke has had soreness but has started to throw again this past week. In a perfect world both players pitch this year. Wieland is ahead of the schedule but at best he's 4-6 weeks away.

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Posted · Hidden by dzemens, June 27, 2013 - No reason given · Report post

Who do you prefer long term Luebke or Duffy?

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If he and Weiland can make it back at any point this year the Padres are going to push for that to happen. Not only is the division title up for grabs but they would want both to have some innings under their belt before 2014 so they can hit the ground running.

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