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Postby superfly » Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:49 pm

Top 5: Santana, Oswalt, Prior, Peavy, Harden

Next 5: Beckett, Burnett, Willis, Sheets, Buehrle

Sleepers: Felix, Patterson, D.Cabrera, Kazmir
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Postby davidmarver » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:17 pm

Peavy, Harden, Prior, Halladay, Kazmir
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Postby KaiserSoze » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:21 pm

bd3521 wrote:HYPE-d :-D



I guess you haven't seen him pitch then.
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Postby bd3521 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:33 pm

KaiserSoze wrote:
bd3521 wrote:HYPE-d :-D



I guess you haven't seen him pitch then.

We will find out shortly
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Postby KaiserSoze » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:36 pm

bd3521 wrote:We will find out shortly


No, we won't. It takes years for a pitcher of his age to develop and show his value. Isn't he 20 now?
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Postby The Jury » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:44 pm

black_hawk8888 wrote:no votes for Zach Duke???


No, the Duke has had an impressive start to his MLB career but he hasn't shown the potential of a Mark Prior, Felix Hernandez, etc.

Back to the topic, is Jake Peavy really going to be that good? Was he highly touted coming into the league?

5 years from now the top 5 pitchers will definitely include Prior, Santana, and Harden. I think Halladay will be at his peak still when 5 years comes around.

To throw a name out there.... Zack Greinke anyone?

Baseball Prospectus has him touted as the Future of Pitching.
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Postby KaiserSoze » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:46 pm

The Jury wrote:5 years from now the top 5 pitchers will definitely include Prior, Santana, and Harden.



Never say 'definitely' when talking about pitchers. Especially injury-prone pitchers like Prior. Another ball off his elbow could end his career.
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Postby Tavish » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:52 pm

bellings wrote:Why is everyone so high on Bonderman? Harden has been much more impressive so far, and he's only 1 year older.


Because he is a Cafe favorite. Not sure why considering he is a middle of the rotation guy (fantasy-wise). He is only 22 so I think he will improve but he will never be a top 5 fantasy guy.

BronXBombers51 wrote:Santana, Oswalt, Peavy, Prior, Harden


Looks right to me, I might take Halladay over Peavy but not by much. Sheets and Burnett have as much upside as any of those pitchers but not as safe of bets.
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Postby bigken117 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 6:30 pm

In no order, I think Prior, Felix, Santana, Oswalt, and Harden. Or maybe Halladay, Peavy, Sheets, Beckett, and Willis. You can flip a coin and be happy with either roataion on your team.

As for projecting Felix to be so good, 5 years ago, Peavy was in the minors, Sheets was a rookie with a 4.76 ERA, Oswalt was a rookie and Prior was a senior at USC, Harden was in rookie ball etc. You can make good cases for all these guys and more that they are top 5 now. Pitching is too unpredictable. I bet 5 years ago nobody though Pedro and Randy would still be top 5 starters....
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Postby warrick95 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:10 pm

In no order:
Santana, Beckett, Harden, Prior, Sheets
Next Five: Oswalt, F. Hernandez, Peavy, Halladay, AJ Burnett

Kazmir is a nice sleeper. Wood has always been a great thrower...can he turn the corner after however many years it's been? Ollie is another thrower who'll have time to learn how to pitch. He's a huge injury risk, though.
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