Thursday, February 14, 2013

Target & Avoid Oakland A’s

Target Jarrod Parker

The young 24 year old had a stellar rookie campaign last year going 13-8 with a tremendous 3.47 ERA. His peripherals with a 7.5 K/9 is above average but he does tend to walk a few. So why did I select Parker as a target?

He has definite 3rd SP value, if not a No. 2 but his ADP is 193 being the 46th SP off the board. At Roto Champ they have him as the 94th best SP in the draft. Both projections are nearly ludicrous. He is closer to a top 30 SP than the 50th. Don’t forget He pitches in the cavernous Oakland Coliseum which is the 8th best pitcher park in baseball.  His start in the playoffs against the Tiger he went 6.1 innings giving up 2 ER on 7H. Who would take that line every 5th day? He was also the Winning pitcher when the A’s beat the Rangers to clinch a playoff birth, which shows you he can be clutch in big games. Remember last year…13-8 with a 3.47 ERA if it wasn’t for Trout he would have won ROY.


Avoid Chris Young

Do not get me wrong I like Young and owned him last year and loved his hot start. The problem this year is a crowded Oakland OF and probably a platoon at DH. I see Young getting close to 100 starts (if he stays healthy) which just is not enough to have fantasy relevance. What I do predict for young is an increase in SB in late inning PR efforts.  Currently the 73rd OF off the board; so only in the deepest leagues is he even worth a look. If someone goes down in Oakland’s OF, Young will be on the FA wire and that would be the only time to grab him.

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