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Postby Fool42 » Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:52 pm

I think the main argument against Willis is that his success in his rookie year was only due to the deception in his delivery. I think that what is overlooked is that he has very live pitches a low 90's fastball that looks to have a little explosiveness at the end and an above average curve. That coupled with his deceptive delivery and youth make him a good #2 or 3 starter for most MLB teams. nobody here is saying that he will be the next Roger, Randy, or Curt but he is much better than some are giving credit. That is what happens to guys who are overhyped or have a large amount of early success. Some people jump on the wagon and other people throw stones at it as it passes by.
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Postby ravenmad22 » Thu Apr 14, 2005 6:36 pm

Let's just see what his #'s look like at the end of June...

I'm willing to bet his whip is above 1.3 by then.

Sometimes tinkering with a delivery helps, but in willis' case, I think his funky delivery is one of the few things he has going for him. I won't be a believer until he puts together a solid season with 30 starts.
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