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Postby planet » Fri May 06, 2005 1:38 pm

Is this just smoke and mirrors? or is he a legitimate top 25 starter?
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Postby Birds05 » Fri May 06, 2005 1:40 pm

Hard to tell at this point -- let's see how he fares against that potent SF offense tomorrow.
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Postby hookem2003 » Fri May 06, 2005 1:47 pm

I sure as hell hope so. A positive I noticed is that he avg. a strikeout per inning last season. I've got him as my number 5, and I think he'll fill that role well.
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Postby planet » Fri May 06, 2005 1:49 pm

i think he could be this year's oliver perez... and the Nats are playing well... they don't have much depth so injuries could be a disaster, but i think he has a good menu of pitches...
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Postby Steve-o » Fri May 06, 2005 1:50 pm

Baseball Prospectus labeled him as a major sleeper to start the year. He has always been labeled a top prospect with great stuff, but has never been able to put it together, for one reason or another. Still too early to tell, but I hope he falls apart (I just traded him).
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Postby planet » Fri May 06, 2005 2:15 pm

well i just got him for latroy hawkins and a waiver...
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Postby slomo007 » Fri May 06, 2005 2:16 pm

planet wrote:well i just got him for latroy hawkins and a waiver...


Smart move, I think he's in for a big year. ;-D
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Postby Darkie Satchels » Fri May 06, 2005 5:08 pm

Big year for this kid. I picked him up last month and have had fun pointing and laughing ever since.
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Postby nsulham » Fri May 06, 2005 5:11 pm

Would you guys take Patterson or his Nats teammate Livan?
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Postby BigMusky » Fri May 06, 2005 5:12 pm

I would say he can sustain it for this season or at least the all-star break...I could see a break down in the second half or a bust next year. Not a legit top 25 starter yet, but may have numbers like one for a few months.
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