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Postby TownDrunk » Sat Jun 25, 2005 10:44 pm

I'm looking for a young starting pitcher that really nobody knows about, but should make in impact in the majors within the next two years or so. Anyone like that in the minors? I need to pick up a young SP in my keeper league to keep for a couple of years, as the majority of my current pitchers are getting a little up there in age.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks ;-D
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Postby baseball6791 » Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:02 pm

I'm not that big on prospects, but we had a prospect draft in one of my leagues and the commish provided some great links to sites for prospect info, im just going to copy his info into here and want to give credit where credit is due ;-)


" http://www.ondeckbaseball.com/ - this site is really good. updated daily with reports on players who are hot or noteworthy... its sometimes hard to predict a call-up but you can get a strong hint if a player is blazing...


http://www.attheplate.com/ss_home.htm - also updated daily .. sometimes gives strong hints on a call-up right on the front page... but know who is AAA or AA, and who is A.. i.e. he was talking up Jay Rainville who looks like a great pitcher but he's only 19 so its doubtful that he'll move up this year ..

http://www.baseballamerica.com .. check the "prospect hot sheet" and daily "dish" .. its a great source, but ignore single-A players for our draft... i highly recomend signing up for their e-mail list... it gives daily updates on what players are doing .. its probly the best way to keep on top of things, and to see a call-up coming

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/index.jsp - very useful site because of their search engine (search any player and get their current stats ) .. if you don't sign up for the Baseball America list, you can just search a player here and get his stats

http://www.baseballnotebook.com - my fave site for prospects.. this guy's oppinions are WAY different then most sites, and he gets alot of flack for it, yet he is sort of accurate in the long run.... scroll way down the articles, look for "potential call-ups" or Prospect Lists (theres 4 different ones AL pitchers, AL hitters, NL pitchers, NL hitters)

http://www.minorleagueball.com .. interesting/fun site.. alot of the readers here are smart and could probly run a real team... if you post and ask them about potential call-ups, you'll probly get good answers

http://www.theinsidepitch.com/Rosters.html - MLB rosters, he lists which minor-leaguers are "on the bubble" for each team ... sometimes he's a little off though, but he updates often "

you can also check the minor league forum at the cafe
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Postby WittyC » Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:06 pm

Rich Hill, ChC -- Might get dealt before the deadline. 6'5" left-hander w/ best K-rate in AAA. Not exactly under-the-radar right now, though, b/c of trade rumors.

Thomas Diamond, Frisco (AA Tex) -- 8-0, 1.99 ERA, 101 K's in 81 innings for for Bakersfield. Not sure how far he is, but I'd guess two years max.

And my personal favorite...

Ricky Romero, Tor -- Just drafted out of CS Fullerton, they say he's a Santana clone. Pretty damn polished with great attitude and work ethics. We'll see him soon.
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Postby tiger spit » Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:14 pm

well theres so many but its tough to tell who will blow up, you know...
for starters theres scott olsen from FLO. he just pitched today.
5 innings, 2 runs and 7 Ks. IMO hes one of the most underrated arms in the minors. hes a lefty that throws 97+ with great great stuff. he was recalled today to take becketts place in the rotation. maybe he'll be up for good. who knows.

theres Ervin Santana from ANA who should be an ace within 2 years. will have his ups and downs this season though..

dont forget about the king of them all. felix hernandez. SEA should have him up by late july...
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Postby bd3521 » Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:27 pm

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Postby mamorris » Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:30 pm

Try Scott Baker from Rochester (Minnesota's AAA team). He's not a huge strikeout guy, but has good control and has succeeded at pretty much every stop in the minors. He should be a part of the Twins rotation by 2006.

Edit: just noticed this:

http://www.baseballnotebook.com - my fave site for prospects.. this guy's oppinions are WAY different then most sites, and he gets alot of flack for it, yet he is sort of accurate in the long run.... scroll way down the articles, look for "potential call-ups" or Prospect Lists (theres 4 different ones AL pitchers, AL hitters, NL pitchers, NL hitters)


Agreed. That's where I found out about Baker in the first place. Highly recommended, and not just for the prospect lists.
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Postby nuggets » Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:47 pm

How about nearly anyone the A's bring up?
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Postby Stello12 » Sun Jun 26, 2005 12:25 am

A few names to consider:

Jon Papelbon, BOS
Jonathon Lester, BOS
Anibal Sanchez, BOS
J.D. Martin, CLE
Joel Zumaya, DET
Francisco Liriano, MIN
Thomas Diamond, TEX
John Danks, TEX
Matt Cain, SF
Chad Billingsley, LAD
Chuck James, ATL


I'm an AL guy, so am biased toward Diamond & Liriano for next season and maybe Sanchez and Danks in 2-3 years.
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Postby INKcogKNEEdough » Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:33 am

Felix Hernandez is the main one that comes to mind immediately. Then again you said someone noone knows about so he probably doesnt qualify. If he is out there grab him. Following the ryan(?) anderson fiasco the mariners are almost SURE to take it slow with this guy. Therefore even if he IS already taken keep an eye out for an impatient owner dumping him.

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Postby theclefe » Sun Jun 26, 2005 3:37 am

Stello12 wrote:A few names to consider:

Jon Papelbon, BOS
Jonathon Lester, BOS
Anibal Sanchez, BOS
J.D. Martin, CLE
Joel Zumaya, DET
Francisco Liriano, MIN
Thomas Diamond, TEX
John Danks, TEX
Matt Cain, SF
Chad Billingsley, LAD
Chuck James, ATL


I'm an AL guy, so am biased toward Diamond & Liriano for next season and maybe Sanchez and Danks in 2-3 years.


Also Check out:
J. Verlander
S. Olsen (just called up)
Bullington
E. Jackson
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