Thursday, March 06, 2014

Over/Under- AJ Burnett

Today's feature on the ol' preview carousel is the staff's newest addition, AJ Burnett.


Pros: Fiesty, big strikeout numbers, durable.

Cons: Can be a bit of a malcontent, contemplated retirement this offseason, old, can't hit a lick, wild at times.

WSBGMs 2014 Projections for AJ Burnett:
12-10, 31 GS, 192 IP, 184 K, 3.59/1.25

14 comments:

Bob D said...

I would say for Hamels, Lee, Burnett the IP, ERA, WHIP numbers are pretty accurate. However, I would say the wins are below what I would think they will do.

But when the team after a week so far is hitting 194 or the same Mini Mart did his entire Phillies career, then yeah that could be very accurate.

Bob D said...

oops upon further review, Hamels has shoulder fatigue and will be shut down for another week.

Interpretation: Hamels will not pitch in April, May is now in doubt, 2015 is likely....

GM-Carson said...

Hamels heading for surgery? Read between the lines.

Bob D said...

We all know how the team has a history of down playing injuries. Just hope it wont need TJ Surgery.

There will likely be a couple of pitchers available in a few weeks that could be very helpful in filling the void, but they would not be able to replace Hamels. The first 2 weeks they can skip his spot, butthen you are looking at approx. 6-8 starts from the 6th best starter. Pettibone and Martin are out. Biddle could be an option, not highly likely the team would challenge him with a spot. Buchanan and Gonzalez with O'Sullivan and a few other AAAA filler pitchers will likely be the ones who will battle for those starts.

Bob D said...

My prediction: Phillies will find someone that is not on the team. Several teams have a few pitchers who if they don't win a spot there can become free agents or go thru waivers.

GM-Carson said...

Kelvim Escobar 1 YR/$8M, get it done Rube.

Beer-a-Thon said...

Kelvim Escobar? I think you mean Ervin Santana.

Morak99 said...

So, which team will Cliff Lee be playing for in August?

GM-Carson said...

He'll be traded my June, bigger return. Wishful thinking.

Bob D said...

Santana costs a draft pick. Not likely worth it unless Hamels comes back quickly and the Rotation of: Lee, Burnett, Hamels, Santana, and KK/MAG/Hernandez can get them somewhere. I think they need more offense which has not shown up yet.

Morak99 said...

Get home from class. Check box score. Cry.

Beer-a-Thon said...

Lost 15-4. Nice.

Bob D said...

Not a good sign so far.

Beer-a-Thon said...

Phillies suck.