What's the future hold for this guy? Topic

Wasn't expecting much from this guy so I wan't watching him closely but today I was going over his ratings and was suprised by his potential (four good pitches, decent control, and average vs ratings)
Hardball Dynasty – Fantasy Baseball Sim Games - Player Profile: Kiki Ortiz

Just wondering if he's bottom starter or do I workhorse him in relief/set up...I think he'll be coming up next season.
 Any thoughts would be appreciated.


7/25/2013 4:55 PM
I'm thinking his splits, particularly the vsL are troublesome.  Unless he improves some, and it looks like he's not going to improve too much more, he's probably a long reliever at the major level or a AAA stud.

But this is my first stab at advice so I'd wait for others to answer before reading anything into my two cents. 

7/25/2013 9:17 PM
His future is getting shelled and posting a WHIP of about 1.60 at the ML level
7/25/2013 9:18 PM
He'd be a disappointment in the Big Leagues. The splits could be overcome by excellent control, good velocity and GB/FB, and all pitches above 50. It's not there. A catcher with a very high PC rating would help some, but not enough.
7/25/2013 10:25 PM
Because of his great pitches, he might be able to post an ERA in the low 5's.
7/25/2013 10:52 PM
Mop-up inning eater.
7/26/2013 6:42 AM
Hardball Dynasty – Fantasy Baseball Sim Games - Player Profile: Esteban Mercado except gives up more homers and gets less strikeouts.    So, yeah, 1.5+ WHIP and a 5+ ERA.
7/26/2013 8:17 AM
Now I remember why I didn't give him much thought. Mop-up/long reliever B it is...thanks for the reminders
7/26/2013 10:36 AM
Read your own scouting report... good pitches, decent control, average vs... A major league pitcher has to be excellent at at least one thing, probably more like two or three things.
7/26/2013 10:39 AM
He is done progressing and is a AAA, backup pitcher if a ML pitcher goes down to injury.
7/26/2013 11:01 AM
If he were to be in Tacoma, San Diego or Burlington... well.  ;)  Just a little less crappy
7/26/2013 12:36 PM
Looks like career AAA. You can probably find a better unsigned pitcher for under 1M if you ever need an injury replacement.
7/26/2013 1:02 PM
Trade him
7/26/2013 4:23 PM
The gb/fb ratio kills him.
7/26/2013 6:49 PM
Can't tell if OP is serious....

sick level....
7/28/2013 4:00 AM
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