Thursday, September 04, 2008

Elias Update - 9/4

The National League Starting pitchers are up now. C.C. Sabathia, Kyle Lohse, Ben Sheets, and Oliver Perez are the projected type A free agents. Meanwhile, Randy Wolf, Derek Lowe, Brad Penny, Jamie Moyer, John Smoltz, and Greg Maddux project as Type B free agents. What does this mean from the Tigers standpoint? Assuming all of these guys are offered arbitration, the Typ A free agents will cost their first or second round pick. Are Kyle Lohse and Oliver Perez worth a draft pick that high? Didn't think so. Wolf and Lowe, if they remain a Type B, could be worth a gamble.


Anonymous said...

it's worth noting that right now the tigers have the 11th worse record in the majors, so at least they wouldn't lose their 1st pick on a type A, should they go that route.

Lee Panas said...

It's a pretty good starting pitcher class this year. Not all of them are pitchers I want to see the Tigers pursue but the volume may keep the market somewhat reasonable.