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Postby hybrid » Thu May 19, 2005 11:48 pm

I'd say no and that it's hard to form a better opinion of how close he is until he pitches in AA. Verlander is pitching great, but is a level below Billingsley/Penn and is 1 1/2 to 2 years older then they are.
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Postby mcqfesijiba » Fri May 20, 2005 11:21 am

hybrid wrote:I'd say no and that it's hard to form a better opinion of how close he is until he pitches in AA. Verlander is pitching great, but is a level below Billingsley/Penn and is 1 1/2 to 2 years older then they are.
Yeah, you can't compare guys when the levels/ages differ like that. He'll be up in AA very soon where he'll likely play out the rest of the season. Erie, the Tigers AA affiliate, plays in a hitter friendly park, so it should be a good test when it does happen. Last night he just threw another gem, his second straight start giving up zero walks, but he suffered a tough 1-0 loss.

8 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K
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Postby mcqfesijiba » Sun Jun 19, 2005 11:03 am

Promoted to AA Erie right after the Florida State League All-Star game. Now he'll get a real test after dominating the kids in High A ball.

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86.0 IP, 13 GS, 2 CG, 9 W, 2 L, 1.67 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 19 BB, 70 Hits Allowed, 104 K
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Postby hybrid » Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:17 am

Talk about dominating, evidently AA isn't much of a step up for Verlander.

7IP 1H 0ER 1BB 11K

Whatever the Tigers did for him they need to go and get Ankiel and do the same thing. ;-) Seriously though, he is defiantly proving everyone that he can be a top of the rotation guy now that his control problems have vanished.
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Postby Surfs up » Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:37 am

We can add two minor leaguers on a special reserve squad. They cannot be activated for one year.And the can go right to our minor reserve next year.I have already grabbed Orvella with one pick. Should I grab Verlander? Pitchers are so hard to judge. AL only
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Postby raiders_umpire » Sun Jun 26, 2005 11:47 am

Surfs up wrote:We can add two minor leaguers on a special reserve squad. They cannot be activated for one year.And the can go right to our minor reserve next year.I have already grabbed Orvella with one pick. Should I grab Verlander? Pitchers are so hard to judge. AL only



yes i would grab verlander for that reserve spot
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Postby drpiranha » Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:21 pm

He pitched today. 7 innings with 0 runs, 4 hits, 2 walks and 7 K's.
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Postby Vetterstrom » Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:13 am

Verlander is gonna start the second game of the double-header! ;-D

Tigers promising prospect pitcher Justin Verlander is scheduled to make his major league debut on Monday. The hard-throwing right-hander has been told he will start the second game of a day-night doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.
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Postby jnormy » Fri Jul 01, 2005 4:51 pm

If Yahoo makes him eligible before or after his start, is Verlander worth not only losing a waiver position, but also using up a roster spot in a 17-team mixed keeper league until he's ready to contribute on a regular basis? Is he THAT good to basically use up a temporary dead roster spot on my team? We have seven bench spots available, and our minor league draft is at the end of this month. Thanks for any input...
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Postby mcqfesijiba » Fri Jul 01, 2005 8:12 pm

I'd say watch his start closely. If you have the roster spot and think this guy will be an impact pitcher, then go for it. Very few minor league pitchers have this guy's upside. If he pitches well he may be around later in the year (August or September?). Otherwise I think he has a great shot to be in the rotation for good at the start of 2006.
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