Saturday, May 7, 2011

Line of the Day: May 6th, 2011

SP Jaime Garcia of the St. Louis Cardinals pitched 7 1/3 perfect innings against the Milwaukee Brewers and finished with a complete-game, two-hit shutout in a 6-0 victory. He struck out eight and walked just one while recording his third career complete game and third shutout.

Line: 9 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K; W, QS, CG, SHO

My fantasy perspective: After a forgettable Spring Training in which he went 1-3 with a 6.26 ERA, 2.09 WHIP, allowed 40 hits and 25 runs in 23 innings, Garcia has rebounded nicely with a 4-0 record in seven starts. His 1.99 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, .205 BAA and 44:11 K:BB ratio prove that Spring stats are not a good measure of how a player might perform in the regular season. Owners able to get him at such a low ADP (193.7 ESPN; 187.1 Yahoo!) are looking at a steal for the value he's already returning. With Adam Wainwright out and Chris Carpenter struggling, is Garcia the Cardinals' new ace?

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