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Tyler Skaggs 2017 Outlook

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Total gamble here. Obviously health is a big concern, and he didn't look great in his brief MLB stint last year, but he had a very dominant minor league rehab, and had terrific fastball velocity and a dominant curve. Curious to hear others' thoughts on him.

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29 minutes ago, BeantownBashers said:

Total gamble here. Obviously health is a big concern, and he didn't look great in his brief MLB stint last year, but he had a very dominant minor league rehab, and had terrific fastball velocity and a dominant curve. Curious to hear others' thoughts on him.

 

 I like him but in H2H he probably won't be there for the playoffs.He only threw 89 innings in 2016.

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I think he's a streamable option to pay attention to during the season, but doesn't need to be drafted, except in deep leagues 

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On 2017-03-25 at 6:56 PM, Resident A-hole said:

I grabbed him in the 20th round of a 12-teamer as my SP8. Hoping for potential SP5 numbers.

 

All the major projection systems have him pegged for about 130-140 innings this year... tough to see him getting up into the SP5 range with that kind of innings limit.  Worth a flyer at the end of drafts I guess.

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Was not all that bad, really. One rough inning where he lost FB command. Was 90-94 all day. The curve was mostly a nice weapon, and he went to it often--maybe too much. But when he did miss it was usually buried in the zone. I really did not see much of a 3rd pitch, which is problematic. I think the command will come with reps, he's just a poor bet to ever remain healthy. Still in that park, with a good defense and a weak div slate I would not lose faith...yet-

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26 minutes ago, ST. STEVEN said:

Was not all that bad, really. One rough inning where he lost FB command. Was 90-94 all day. The curve was mostly a nice weapon, and he went to it often--maybe too much. But when he did miss it was usually buried in the zone. I really did not see much of a 3rd pitch, which is problematic. I think the command will come with reps, he's just a poor bet to ever remain healthy. Still in that park, with a good defense and a weak div slate I would not lose faith...yet-

 

He threw 9 changes in 89 pitches which is enough for me.

 

But the Fastball command is really everything here. He's Blake Snell-lite right now in a lot of ways-- though I think his route to command is easier. The Curve is just a phenomenal pitch IMO and it was good today too. Gave up one hit, got 3 outs in play, but more importantly got 6 Whiffs in 29 pitches for a 20+% Whiff rate on the pitch. 

 

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Dropped, and to think at one time my Dbacks had him as one of our top prospects (among many others traded away).

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Keep in mind at least for the long term he still is returning from TJS, so control may take a while. Maybe he never puts it together but I'm still a fan of the stuff. 

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I haven't seen him pitch yet this year. Is he just missing location and the "stuff" is there? Or is he just not that good?

 

@taobball I like you take on the curve, but if his FB is just 90-94 and flat, with a mediocre change up and bad control it might take him longer to figure it out than I'm comfortable waiting.

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On 4/11/2017 at 11:58 PM, Tugginroot said:

Dropped, and to think at one time my Dbacks had him as one of our top prospects (among many others traded away).

Yeah I remember Skaggs and Bauer were supposed to be your aces of the future :blink:

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there is hope, but not worth keeping.

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Nay-sayers said nay, but this kid has plenty of talent. Just needs some innings to get right yet. Did not get much time in ST remember.

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Anyone trotting him out there vs. Toronto for Sat's game? in stark contrast to last year, throwing anyone out there against the slumping badly Blue Jays seems like a decent bet these days.

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-Looked good last outing

-Tor has been very bad all year

-Teams are burnt out from a long extra inning affair last night

-East coast team with a real late night

 

Baseball rules dictates he'll probably get bombed then tonight, lol.

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17 minutes ago, EmbargoLifted said:

Lefties @TORONTO is a recipe for ratio disaster. 

 

The blue jays are a top 10 lineup just waiting to breakout. 

 

They are?  I don't see their lineup as all that intimidating anymore.

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Bautista, Morales, Pearce, and Tulowitzki mash lefties and they'll be at home in a notorious hitter's park. 

 

 

 

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They are sitting middle of the road with a .241 avg and 18 runs scored against lefties on the year.  I have a 2.30 lead in ERA so I am gonna throw him out there today. 

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9 minutes ago, EmbargoLifted said:

Bautista, Morales, Pearce, and Tulowitzki mash lefties and they'll be at home in a notorious hitter's park. 

 

 

 

LAA is not a hitters park. I think you're misinformed on where they play or didn't read my post at all?

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