Found February 16, 2012 on Baseball Professor:
When I added this question to our list of the  Top 100 Offseason Questions last fall, I thought it would be a subtle way of suggesting you target Cory Luebke as a fantasy sleeper. I definitely did not expect him to have an ADP of 137 (the 39th starting pitcher off the board), right around more established or well-known options such as Tim Hudson, Jeremy Hellickson, Shaun Marcum, Chris Carpenter and Anibal Sanchez. But, as pitchers and catchers are preparing to report, that’s exactly where we find Luebke. Perhaps his rising draft stock makes this question even more important. When should you draft Luebke? That depends on how we project him. There are a few things we know about Luebke’s 2012 season: He won’t win a lot of games pitching for the Padres He pitches in a pitcher-friendly park He has elite strikeout potential, fanning 9.72 batters per nine innings in 116 1/3 career innings as a starter He has a career 1.13 WHIP as a starter, fueled by a .226 OBA (product of a respectab...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

The BP First Take: Wednesday, February 15 by Daniel Rathman

It is a good time to be a Padres fan—or, rather, it will soon be. The big-league club is not expected to contend this year, but the farm system is among baseball’s best, and a new TV deal has ensured its long-term financial wellbeing. Kevin Goldstein released his annual Top 101 prospects list on Monday, and the Padres—thanks to smart draft picks and shrewd trades—are...

The Fro in San Diego Magazine

A few weeks ago I was approached by the fine folks at San Diego Magazine and asked some Spring Training questions. I obliged. But I obliged a little to much, because it was just for a small section, so my answers were edited down just a tad. Corey Brock & Padres outfielder Will Venable also contributed answers to the same questions. So you get a players, a beat writers &...

Daily Friar 2.16.12

Good to hear that Tony Gwynn had succesful surgery yesterday on the cancer in his mouth. This city would have been distraught if cancer had taken the greatest player to ever put on a Padres uniform. I for one cannot wait to see him back in the dugout with his Aztecs trying to manage them to a win. In just about 3 days pitchers and catchers report to spring training to get started...

Daily Friar 2.17.12

As the Padres family has been delighted with the reassuring news that Tony Gwynn has had a succesful surgery on his cancerous tumors, the MLB family has been mourning the loss of another member. Hall of Famer Gary Carter lost his battle with cancer yesterday. "The Kid," as he was known, suffered from multiple brain tumors that ultimately took his life at the young age...

Backup infield job up for grabs at Padres camp

One battle to watch at Padres camp this spring is for the backup infield job, which figures to come down to Everth Cabrera or Logan Forsythe, with some consideration made for Andy Parrino.

Daily Friar 2.15.12

As most of you probably know by now Mr. Padre, Tony Gwynn, had to go under the knife again for the cancer that has attacked his mouth. Let's all hope for a speedy recovery for him and hope that he can make a quick return to manage the Aztecs again this season. I had to pick which website to use to post the article for about the surgery. Every page has some story about it, but...

Andy Hawkins | P

Pitcher | Bats: Right | Throws: Right | Height: 6-4 | Weight: 200 | DOB: 1/21/1960 | Waco, Texas Draft: Selected by the San Diego Padres in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 1978 June Amateur Draft MLB Debut: 7/17/82 (San Diego Padres) Seasons in San Diego: 1982-1988 Left: 12/8/88 - Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees Career Stats: Major League & Minor...

Throwback Thursday Project: Andy Hawkins

Andy Hawkins  Pitcher | Bats: Right | Throws: Right | Height: 6-4 | Weight: 200 | DOB: 1/21/1960 | Waco, Texas Draft: Selected by the San Diego Padres in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 1978 June Amateur Draft MLB Debut: 7/17/82 (San Diego Padres) Seasons in San Diego: 1982-1988 Left: 12/8/88 - Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees Career Stats: Major League...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.