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Postby biju » Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:05 pm

My mini-list:

Gustavo Chacin: he's looked good and the Blue Jays have been giving him some unexpected run support.

John Patterson: gotta love the strikeout rate and has the potential to be a top starter.

Josh Towers: like the others it's a little early in the season to judge for sure, but he's shown the good stuff like he did in the minors and for a stretch last year. His strikeout rate is good (12K on 12.2 Inn so far) and again been getting good run support.

Anyway, I'm a little nervous that two of the guys I'm watching are Blue Jays, but the rest of that list is taken in my league.
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Postby biju » Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:10 pm

biju wrote:Josh Towers: like the others it's a little early in the season to judge for sure, but he's shown the good stuff like he did in the minors and for a stretch last year. His strikeout rate is good (12K on 12.2 Inn so far) and again been getting good run support.


Ew, I hadn't noticed how he was getting killed today. He's coming off the list. :-D
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Postby thedukeorsino » Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:45 pm

Bruce Chen...

and not just because of yesterday's outing..
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Postby brandnew » Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:45 pm

Blanton isn't a groundball pitcher... he has a sick fastball and slider.

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143 K in 176 IP at AAA last year (Extreme hitters league)
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Postby hybrid » Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:05 pm

brandnew wrote:Blanton isn't a groundball pitcher... he has a sick fastball and slider.

144 K in 133 IP at AA last year
143 K in 176 IP at AAA last year (Extreme hitters league)


Does sick mean just above average? Cause honestly he doesn't have any pitch that is great or anything. He won't strike out much in the majors due to him being a control/ground ball pitcher. If you know how to pitch in the minors and have very good control your K numbers will look nice, but he really isn't a strike out pitcher.

Oh yeah and I don't know how you can have a break out list with some of the names you listed with out Bonderman.
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Postby klvrdude » Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:39 am

Dusk2k2 wrote:I had to put Kaz Ishii on there. The move to the Mets could really help them, as the mets have one of the best pitching coaches in the game, and maybe they'll be able to get his control together. Who knows?


I got your back, dog. I'm completely with you with on the Rick Peterson thing. Before he was the Mets' pitching coach he was with the A's and "the big three" (I think he was a huge part of their success). I think Ishii will have an above average 2nd half, but maybe Rick can work his magic eariler?!?!

For all you haters, think John Thomson and his improvement with the Brave's pitching coach Leo Mazzone.
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Postby davidmarver » Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:42 am

Ishii struggled in a pitchers park. No way he succeeds with the Mets.
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Postby quietstorm » Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:45 am

Eaton is a great breakout pick.

I also like Vic Zambrano, either late this year or next year.
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Postby brandnew » Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:03 am

I'll eat Rick's hat if he can turn Kaz around like Leo with Thomson.
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