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Is Ricky Nolasco for real?

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:22 pm
by Hebrew Hammer
I picked this guy up in late June and all he has done is dominate. He pitches in a park that favors the pitchers, walks very few, and has been averaging over 8 K's per 9. I've also read reports that his 92-94 mph gas is sneaky fast, as it seems like its 98 because he hides the ball so well. His hammer is also a legimate strikeout pitch.

So...is Ricky's hot streak a flash in the pan or a sign of things to come.

Do you see him capable of putting up a 200 inning, 3.50 ERA, 180 K, 1.25 WHIP season in 2009?

Re: Is Ricky Nolasco for real?

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:41 pm
by Rudy Gamble
Haven't had a chance to see him pitch yet but his stats sure like they're for real.

His WHIPs for June and July are 1.19 and 1.03 respectively. K/BB ratios are 29/7 and 37/5.

I've owned him in a 10 team league for 4 starts now - including the 13K game he just threw against the Rockies.

He's a safe enough bet for this year. Hard to say after that...

Re: Is Ricky Nolasco for real?

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:56 pm
by Grey
I think his major drawback is his health, which is impossible to predict other than to say he's risky for next year.