Pick up Fausto Carmona

This will act as your abbreviated advice column tonight.  I just picked Fausto Carmona up yesterday and I feel like this will be a huge comeback year. Carmona had a phenomenal year 3 years ago.  The two years in between then and now, however, were atrocious.

This year, Carmona has been unhittable.  His batting average against (baa) is below .200 and despite some control issues (12 walks to 13 strikouts), he has maintained a strong WHIP of 1.13.

If you look on your waiver wire, it is unlikely you will find someone with any year as good as Carmona’s 2007.  In the beginning of 2008, Carmona was plagued with a hip injury and had a number of of injuries linger since then.  Now, he appears completely healthy and looks to be back to the form that made him dominant just a few years ago.

I tend to like pitchers with a dominant statline anywhere in their past who are showing flashes of that brilliance again. Carmona fits the bill.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Felipe on April 27, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Just dropped Rick Porcello for Carmona. As a Jersey native, I’m disappointed Porcello didn’t start out strong this year. Is AAA in his near future?

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  2. I doubt it. He was solid last year, and they don’t really have anyone else. Maybe if he continues to struggle in mid-to-late May he’ll be demoted, but I think he gets another few starts to try and right the ship. He shouldn’t be owned regardless because of his terrible K-rate even when he’s pitching well.

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  3. Posted by Omelette Du Fromage on April 30, 2010 at 5:54 am

    oh gosh now you’re just giving intentionally bad fantasy advice arent you?

    i’m pretty sure my left nut could put up 2 quality starts against the white sox

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