• Alfredo Aceves 2009

    Posted by on December 4th, 2008 · Comments (8)

    Alfredo Aceves pitched in the Mexican League for six seasons before signing with New York in 2008. In the 30 innings that he pitched for the Yankees, his batting average allowed on balls in play was .233 (facing 120 batters). This suggests an element of luck associated to his pitching results. Still, he’s a candidate for the back-end of the Yankees rotation in 2009.

    But, who is he? Is he the next Francisco Cordova? Or, is he the next Jose Silva? Or, maybe he’s something in between, like the next Elmer Dessens?

    If the Yankees are smart, they won’t count on Aceves at all in 2009. And, then, if he’s good, it’s a bonus. It would be stupid to count/hope on him and then find out that he’s the latest Hector Fajardo…

    Comments on Alfredo Aceves 2009

    1. Raf
      December 4th, 2008 | 10:38 pm

      I’m thinking Aceves will spend a lot of time shuttling back and forth between SWB & NYY. Backup starter, long man.

    2. AndrewYF
      December 4th, 2008 | 11:51 pm

      Maybe he’s the next Ramiro Mendoza.

    3. Justin
      December 5th, 2008 | 8:32 am

      Or maybe he’s the next [insert random Hispanic pitcher here].

    4. MJ
      December 5th, 2008 | 8:58 am

      Or maybe he’s the next [insert random Hispanic pitcher here].
      ———————
      Johan Santana? Juan Marichal? Luis Tiant? Dennis Martinez? Pedro Martinez?

      What were you going for here?

    5. Corey
      December 5th, 2008 | 9:10 am

      What were you going for here?
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      i think he was jokin

    6. MJ
      December 5th, 2008 | 9:26 am

      i think he was jokin
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      I know. I wasn’t upset or anything. Heck, wouldn’t it be great if Aceves DID turn out to be one of those dudes?

    7. Justin
      December 5th, 2008 | 12:52 pm

      //What were you going for here?//

      It was just my extremely witty commentary on the propensity of people to always compare players only to other players of the same race.

    8. MJ
      December 5th, 2008 | 2:01 pm

      It was just my extremely witty commentary on the propensity of people to always compare players only to other players of the same race.
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      Point taken.

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