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Jordan Hicks 2018 Outlook

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Anybody think he'll get regular usage as a middle reliever?

 

Seems crowded back there once Reyes comes back.

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29 minutes ago, 10giz said:

Anybody think he'll get regular usage as a middle reliever?

 

Seems crowded back there once Reyes comes back.

 

There’s plenty of room for an arm like that in relief on just about any team. Maybe not the Yankees , but maybe even them.

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Could this guy be this years Josh Hader?

 

Those relievers that get 1-2 innings in some games and rack up the k's are becoming more and more valuable these days, even in leagues without holds.

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On 3/28/2018 at 3:11 PM, handyandy86 said:

 

Also fyi to anyone on ESPN, I believe in most settings he goes on waivers once he's added. So whenever the next time after he's added your waivers or FAAB runs, that's when you could claim him. 

 

I'm not 110% sure that's the case in all ESPN formats though. 

If you read my original post, I said, "and then he'll be subject to waiver claim". 100% that's how it works in ESPN

 

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On 3/30/2018 at 9:28 AM, jimbo504 said:

 

 

This is some insane movement for an 102 mph pitch. He's gonna be breaking a lot of bats  on the right side of the plate.

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12 minutes ago, Dark Kn19ht said:

This is some insane movement for an 102 mph pitch. He's gonna be breaking a lot of bats  on the right side of the plate.

 

I know right, that's like the nastiest pitch I've ever seen. 102 with crazy movement.

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You shouldn’t expect elite K’s, but his ratios should be quite good 

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5 hours ago, BMcP said:

You shouldn’t expect elite K’s, but his ratios should be quite good 

Not elite K's throwing 100mph? Would think he could get big K numbers.

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1 hour ago, swfcdan said:

Not elite K's throwing 100mph? Would think he could get big K numbers.

Unless it is straight as an arrow at 100mph.  Was he getting his movement when he dialed it back to 95 and he was getting some misses off his slider. 

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7 hours ago, Picard56 said:

In non-hold, re-draft leagues, does this guy hold any value?

if you have a start limit and categories like IP, K, ERA, and WHIP

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On 4/3/2018 at 7:31 AM, swfcdan said:

Not elite K's throwing 100mph? Would think he could get big K numbers.

 

He seems to be keeping it down in the zone since it's a two-seamer and so it's a bit more hittable than if he were to elevate it.  Not that he hasn't or he can't.

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He’s an extreme GBer with a heavy, ultra-fast sinker.  It’s obviously a successful approach but limits his K-upside.

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On 4/3/2018 at 4:31 AM, swfcdan said:

Not elite K's throwing 100mph? Would think he could get big K numbers.

In his first 26 MiLB starts (~140 innings) he was under 7K/9. Thats pretty underwhelming.

He didnt start striking anyone out until his final 5 starts at High A, but that was only 27 innings.

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9 minutes ago, Gambino said:

Anybody know how he gets RP eligibility in ESPN.

 

After 5 relief appearances

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12 minutes ago, disasterisk said:

 

After 5 relief appearances

He already has 5 and is not a RP in ESPN>

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9 minutes ago, blinkfan77 said:

He already has 5 and is not a RP in ESPN>

I don't think he was in the espn database for his first appearance. Not sure if this has something to do with the fact.

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15 minutes ago, blinkfan77 said:

He already has 5 and is not a RP in ESPN>

 

His fifth was yesterday so it should be updated today. If it isn't it's because ESPN is asleep at the wheel again. 

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6 minutes ago, disasterisk said:

 

His fifth was yesterday so it should be updated today. If it isn't it's because ESPN is asleep at the wheel again. 

That's my point. He pitched yesterday and it wasn't updated overnight like usual.

 

Grateful Phan makes a great point though. It must be because his first outing wasn't in the databse. I'm going with that.

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What kind of league would this guy be useful in? Would anyone play him in a RP slot over a true reliever? Is he just a guy to keep an eye on if he becomes a starter??

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What is the difference between Hicks and a "true reliever"?

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He should throw it up in the zone more. He's not going to close. He's more valuable than spot starting. That's about it.

 

This thing could could completely neutralize righties if he throws it at your chin.

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31 minutes ago, phisouza33 said:

What kind of league would this guy be useful in? Would anyone play him in a RP slot over a true reliever? Is he just a guy to keep an eye on if he becomes a starter??

 

Flexibility in daily leagues just in case other RP’s don’t have games or you wanna stream starters. Even more so in hold leagues.

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