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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

FANTASY BASEBALL ISSUES: AARON NOLA LOOKS LIKE PRIME SLEEPER AGAIN, NO RESTRICTIONS FOR SPRING

Upstart Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola told reporters on Tuesday that he will have no restrictions attached to his name once spring training gets underway and he pronounced himself 100 percent recovered from the elbow trouble that derailed his 2016.  The very talented Nola with a healthy arm would then go right back to being a very good 2017 fantasy baseball sleeper candidate as his early returns last year were very impressive before the elbow began to bark.  While Nola;s final 4.78 ERA was downright nasty, that doesn't tell the whole story.  Nola was actually terrific early on as he put up a very tidy 2.65 ERA in his first 12 starts and for the season he struck out 121 batters in just 111 innings.  A highly touted arm coming up the Phillies system, Nola was considered a guy who has the ability to be a future ace,  That ability has not left Nola and with a healthy elbow (which received a platelet-rich plasma treatment) he could no doubt achieve his previously rosy outlook.  Count me as one who really is a big Nola fan and I continue to suggest keeping space on your roster for him at your draft.  The high ERA from 2016 will help keep the price down and thus help you make a bigger bang for your buck.


2 comments:

  1. In a keeper league, would you rather have him or Yu Darvish? Do you think Yu will continue his injury prone ways? Not that Nola has been healthy, but he's more finesse than power

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