Originally written on Fantasy Baseball 365  |  Last updated 11/15/12
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Fantasy owners won't be looking at any of these pitchers early in 2013 drafts, but is there any hidden value here, or is staying away the best decision?   Bud Norris - SP - HOU 2013 Age: 28 2013 Projection: 189 IP, 8 W, 4.09 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 183 K, 72 BB Notes: Huge potential due to consistently high strikeout rate, but needs better command and control to limit long-ball damage. has yet to stay healthy over a full season at the big league level.   Upside: 10 W, 3.55 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 200 K Downside: 4.95 ERA, 1.45 WHIP   Lucas Harrell - SP - HOU 2013 Age: 27 2013 Projection: 190 IP, 8 W, 4.32 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 133 SO, 71 BB Notes: Ground ball specialist, but projections are cloudy due to weak K/BB rates throughout his entire MiLB/MLB career.   Upside: See 2012 numbers Downside: 5+ ERA   Jordan Lyles - SP - HOU 2013 Age: 22 2013 Projection: 161 IP, 4.74 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 119 SO, 45 BB Notes: Still extremely young (22) and learning at the big-league level. Upside is in already excellent control and improved ground ball rate from '11 to '12, but 2013 is not likely his breakout season.   Upside: 10 W, 3.95 ERA, 1.30 WHIP Downside: See 2012 numbers  
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