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Cueto Dominant In Debut

I wrote about Johnny Cueto a few weeks ago.  The projection systems said he wouldn't contribute in mixed leagues this year, while the scouts disagreed.   I wrote that I was leaning toward the scouts.  Young pitchers seem more apt to blow away projections than do young hitters.  A dominant Double or Triple A starter with nasty stuff can probably get big league hitters out.  Cueto's debut this afternoon was dazzling, with ten Ks and one hit against the D'Backs.

Cueto's available in Yahoo leagues today, and many are wondering whether to use a high waiver claim on him.  The answer is yes.  Don't hold out for a question mark like Clayton Kershaw or Jay Bruce.  Cueto has the talent and opportunity, right now.

Who should you cut for Cueto?  That is difficult to answer except on a case by case basis.  Feel free to leave your drop candidate in the comments and I'll try to answer.  Here are a few answers to the "should I drop him for Cueto" question:

  • McGowan: No
  • Gallardo: No
  • Volquez: Yes
  • Harden: Yes 


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