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Postby kimchi_chigae » Tue Apr 26, 2005 2:20 pm

anyone got any info on this kid?

he's supposed to be called up to start the game on saturday for the yankees in place of jaret wright.
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Postby TB13 » Tue Apr 26, 2005 2:27 pm

Kid has good stuff. Better than most every other Yankee pitching prospect since Claussen & Pettite. His fast ball touches 97 at times. As a Yankee fan, I can tell you that we have been hearing/reading about him for several years now.
As with most rookie pitchers not named Felix (soon to be), I would wait until you see what you get this weekend. Let's put it this way, he will certainly do no worse than Wright and Brown. IF the kid pitches well, you will probably see a lot of him over the next several months. With the Yankee offense, he may not be a bad darkhorse.
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Postby thehat » Tue Apr 26, 2005 2:32 pm

Good fastball, but his other stuff may not be so hot. I'm not expecting much long term, but he may be worth a spec grab in hopes of one or two good starts which might make him marketable in a swap.
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Postby StlSluggers » Tue Apr 26, 2005 2:43 pm

Kimchi wrote:Chien-Ming Wang

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Postby MMoNeY24 » Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:13 pm

Like TB said, he has a nice fastball that tops out at 97, but havn't really heard much great news about his other pitches.

Most Valuable Network wrote:Here is what the Yankees coordinator of Pacific Rim Scouting, John Cox had to say about Wang as he spoke with Baseball America. “We’re very proud of Wang,” Cox said. “He’s got size, almost a perfect delivery, great arm speed and we expect big things from him.” “Most pitchers when faced with losing a run will let the pressure influence their delivery. That’s not the case with Wang,” Cox said. “Our scouts noticed that Wang’s delivery becomes faster the tighter the jam. He throws his best pitches when the game is on the line.”


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Postby MMoNeY24 » Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:36 pm

Got some more info on his pitches:

The New York Post wrote:"His next pitch is a slider, but he has a change-up and split-fingered fastball," Patterson said. "If the slider is on, it can be a big help. He can throw it down and away to right-handers and we have been working on a back-door to lefties. He has four pitches and I would guess all four are major league caliber."
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Postby SouthBronxBombers » Tue Apr 26, 2005 4:19 pm

It doesn't appear there is a lot to get excited about. Does not strike out that many, has decent control though, and is not prone to the long ball. But judging from his stats alone, there is not much there there.
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Postby Bobby Baseball » Tue Apr 26, 2005 4:42 pm

Makes you wonder why Arizona didn't want him in the package for Randy Johnson. Hmm... :-?
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Postby WharfRat » Tue Apr 26, 2005 4:50 pm

Bobby Baseball wrote:Makes you wonder why Arizona didn't want him in the package for Randy Johnson. Hmm... :-?


Maybe they did, and the Yankees pushed Halsey. Not sure. But the D-Backs seem like they want to win NOW rather than rebuild, so maybe they figured Halsey was more seasoned and ready to become a full-time starter in the majors.
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Postby rmeesig » Tue Apr 26, 2005 5:25 pm

Halsey had seen ML action...Wang hasn't. Pretty easy decision really.
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