IMO he looked GREAT for his first major league start. Granted, Wrigley isn't a Yankee stadium in terms of hostile environments for first starts, but it doesn't need to be. My prediction (yes, Im going out on a limb here) - He's mentioned in the same sentence as Mark Prior in terms of studlyness by the end of 2007
. The one thing i can see killing this prediction is the walks.
A) That's a bit premature.
B) For the love of God, let's not jinx the kid.
His name's been tossed around as their top bargaining piece in any trades before the deadline, but with Wood headed to the BP, it looks like he'll be joining the rotation instead.
His control is obviously a problem, but he's a flamethrower who has a ridiculous hook (anybody else watch that side-by-side they did on Sportscenter with Zito?). I'm grabbing him in leagues where I am either comfortably ahead or desperately behind.