Sunday, April 25, 2010

NL King - Weekly Thoughts 4/25

Here are some quick hits on a few players in NL only leagues...

Aroldis Chapman - CIN - Once Chapman starts cutting down on the walks in the minors he will be up with the Reds. I would say between mid to late May. In his 1st 3 starts in AAA Chapman in 15 innings has only given up 1 earned run (0.60 ERA) and 9 hits while striking out 18. However he has walked 10 batters in the 15 innings.

Ike Davis - NY - What I like the most is he does not look overwhelmed and that is saying something for a young player who gets called up to the big leagues and playing in New York no less. Should be a solid $15 bat this year.

Chad Qualls - ARI - Very fortunate that the D-Backs do not have other bullpen options really to go to as this point and time in terms of closing games. But if Qualls continues to struggle it won't be long before he is loses his job.

Jason Bay - NY - Bay owners don't worry, he will get his numbers. Remember, Bay is very streaky.

Brad Lidge - PHI - Lidge looking good in his rehab outings and Ryan Madson has not jumped out of the gate. Lidge will be closing for the Phillies shortly.

Johnny Cueto - CIN - Off to a bad start and is complaining of a tired arm. Cueto owners keep an eye on him, Gave up 5 more earned runs on Saturday the 24th.

Ubaldo Jimenez - COL - Outside of Roy Halladay, no one has got off to a better start that Ubaldo. Already 4-0 with great ERA & Ratio numbers. It's looking like this is the year Jimenez will break through as an ace.

Matt Capps - WAS - Great start by Capps however must get those base runners down in save opportunities otherwise Capps will run into big trouble like he did last year.

NL King - C. Lizza

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