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Postby L0rdB23 » Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:17 am

can n e 1 tell me whats the deal with this guy .. he is a great prospect .. struggled when called up last year but im thinking hes there 5 this year ..does anyone know for sure and is he worth the risk over guys like clif lee, dan wright, rafael soriano, or maybe even a older guy like jon thomson
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Postby trevisc » Thu Jan 23, 2003 7:56 am

i'd put him in the same class as I would any team's #5 starter. Only pick him up on waivers if he's facing a team like Tampa Bay or Detroit!
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Postby Arlo » Thu Jan 23, 2003 8:09 am

Well, part of Rauch's struggles were probably due to lingering injury effects. Still, I'm not so sure we can expect a breakout year in 2003. He has talent, but he still has quite a bit to learn. His playing time is probably safer than Soriano's, but at this point, I'd say Wright is more advanced.
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