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Alfred Figaro 2013 Outlook

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Throws 95+ MPH and has been put in the rotation for the brewers. His last start 7 ip 0 ER 4hits 0BB. Not bad. For some reason this is his first season since 2010. Anybody have info on him?

I saw the velocity and his impressive last start so I am definitely watching him.

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Throws 95+ MPH and has been put in the rotation for the brewers. His last start 7 ip 0 ER 4hits 0BB. Not bad. For some reason this is his first season since 2010. Anybody have info on him?

I saw the velocity and his impressive last start so I am definitely watching him.

I watched his start and was stunned by his velocity. Debating whether or not to start him in a weekly league on a double start week next week @ HOU and vs ATL. Hr/FB rate is currently at 20% but gb rate is at 50%. At the least he should get lots of k's. not sure about his breaking stuff though. I might have to rewatch his last start again before making a final decision over him, Hughes, or Vargas.

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pitched in japan for a couple years. here's some good info on him. good 1st start, but it was the marlins so who knows. he's only 28, and could be a colby lewis type guy that figured some things out overseas. colby wasn't touching 99 on the gun though.

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/daily-notes-wednesdays-velocity-champion-surprisingly/

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He always had a good fastball, went to Japan for a few years and came back this year to get picked up by Milwaukee on waivers from Detroit. "Went from a thrower to a pitcher" is what they say. His fastball is electric and he can really locate it. He doesn't have much secondary stuff. Won the last bullpen spot and was the 2nd or 3rd option as a starter, although I wouldn't read much into that - I think they had a depth chart set they didn't want to mess with much. Should be a good streamer.

It looks like his next 2 starts are against the Astros and the Cubs so it would be a good time to pick him up for a few starts before the ASB.

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Ya - I'll try to watch his starts to see if he has any type of off-speed stuff. I guess a good comp would be to that of Juan Nicasio?

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I remember this guy when he was a Tiger, live arm but all kinds of wild. Def keepin an eye on this game tomorrow

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Flamethrower but command could be an issue. A good fastball hitting team might be able to pound him, seems like a decent stream option against the astros though

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He's only given up 7 walks in 46.2ip. And his velocity has gone up since coming from japan. Maybe he changed his delivery.

Alfredo Figaro, Very Much in Brief

Here are six facts which most succinctly summarize Alfredo Figaro, Major League Pitcher:

• Originally signed by Dodgers in 2004.

• Spent five years in Tigers system.

• Pitched for Orix in Japan, 2011-12.

• Signed by Brewers to minor-league contract in offseason.

• Made Opening Day bullpen.

• Replaced Mike Fiers in rotation, beginning of June.

Figaro’s Repertoire, Very Much in Brief

Figaro’s repertoire in three starts now has been very similar — both in terms of pitch usage and also velocity — to his repertoire from 16 relief appearances.

It includes:

• Fastball, 95 mph, 65%

• Slider, 83 mph, 28%

• Changeup, 86 mph, 7%

-Courtesy of fangraphs

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Interesting indeed. I'm curious if he could stick around in the rotation as well if he continues to perform. It's not like Peralta has been great, and Estrada is still on the DL, though may go on rehab later this week.

Still needs to keep generating results to stick around, but it's these under-the-radar types that make a huge difference in deep leagues.

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I had this conversation in the tout thread. I disagreed with the tout because Alfredo used to pitch for the Tigers and was God awful. I didn't trust him even against the Astros because this guy is so all over the place that he's pretty much useless to any team.

Maybe one day he'll harness his arm. He has no control. Don't even look at his walks watch him pitch. When he misses he misses badly. And that can just as easily mean "missing" in the strike zone like he did to McCann.

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Another reason to stay away from Brewers pitchers. They'll have a good game now and then but most of the time they'll just implode.

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