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|2020-02-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)||I am in a league that counts wins, saves, holds, era, whip and strikeouts. Who would I rather have this season, Clase or Karinchak? Does the answer change if I am looking at the next several seasons?|
(Flipai from Maryland)
|Maryland! I'm originally from MD. Go Terps!
Emmanuel Clase and James Karinchak are two young stud relievers for the Indians. Karinchak ranked 4th and Clase 6th on the Indians' top 10: https://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/article/56233/2020-prospects-cleveland-indians-top-10-prospects/
We prefer Karinchak's stuff and he has 3 years on Clase. However, PECOTA prefers Clase in 2020. Jeff Wiser detailed their projections here: https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/56906/pecota-2020-pitchers-prepared-to-disappoint/
I think it is a bit of a toss up, but Clase has more MLB experience and was part of the Corey Kluber deal so there are some good optics if he plays and performs. As such, I give the 2020 edge to Clase. Long-term, we prefer Karinchak. (Jesse Roche)
|2020-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)||General question, for dynasty leagues who has the greater value, bottom of the barrel closers (think M. Givens) or high end set up guys who probably won’t get many save opportunities (Think D. Betances or R. Pressley)?|
(staycock78 from MEMPHIS, TN)
|In standard formats, bottom of the barrel closers with a tenative hold on a job still have ever-so-slightly more value than high-end set-up guys stuck behind top-tier closers, absent the top young arms like James Karinchak and Andres Munoz. Of course, this is not a hard and fast rule, and it will vary player-by-player. For example, I prefer Gallegos/Knebel to Givens, but I prefer Givens to Betances/Pressly. (Jesse Roche)|
|2020-01-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Who you got? James Karinchak or Andres Muñoz?|
(Rollie FIngers from Oakland, CA)
|Ooh that's a fun one. It's a broadly similar profile--Munoz wasn't list eligible on days of service--Just absolutely off you power stuff with concerns about short-term strike-throwing. This isn't as scientific as I'd like, but I slightly prefer Karinchak's breaker and while nothing in his delivery is low effort, he feels like a guy who can hold up better over the medium term throwing everything that hard. The general volatility of relievers wipes the margin out and if you picked Munoz, I couldn't really disagree. (AL Central Top 10 Chat)|
|2019-07-19 12:00:00 (link to chat)||James Karinchak: Destroyer of Late Inning Bats?|
(Mark from Greater Idaho)
|Jarrett sure thought so in April. https://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/article/48838/guarding-the-lines-grading-on-a-fastball-and-a-curve/ (Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2019-05-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Any thoughts on James Karinchak? should i be excited? Stats are crazy but how talented is this guy and how major league ready?|
(glworld from Hawaii)
|He's striking out 75 percent of dudes he has faced so far, which I think is good.
Jarrett wrote a really good piece about scouting that featured Karinchak, that I'd recommend checking out. https://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/article/48838/guarding-the-lines-grading-on-a-fastball-and-a-curve/
The Indians bullpen (and rotation and lineup) is such a mess, I can't imagine we don't see him in the 2nd half. (Mark Barry)
No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.
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