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Mike Pelfrey or Jared Weaver?

Postby madstork43 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:13 am

Who is going to be the bigger stud in the years to come. Who has more updside? What is the stroy with both guys, etc?

Any insight is much appreciated.

Thanks in advance
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Postby hybrid » Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:25 am

Mike Pelfrey is the better prospect and has more upside. Pelfrey profiles as a top of the rotation guy, while Weaver seems more suited for a middle of the rotation type pitcher. Weaver's overall stuff isn't as good and he has to rely more on control, another thing not to like is that he an extreme fly ball pitcher which in the end could catch up with him at the MLB level.

Pelfrey on the other hand has two pitches that should be plus, in a mid 90's FB and excellent change up, could be even better if his curve gains more consistency. He has great mechanics with a smooth delivery and well be in a better league (NL) and a nice pitchers park.
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Postby madstork43 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:04 am

thanks i appreciate it!!
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one more thing...

Postby madstork43 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:34 am

Any thoughts on Phil Hughes?
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Re: one more thing...

Postby Sultans of Squat » Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:00 pm

madstork43 wrote:Any thoughts on Phil Hughes?


Don't go there! :D

You've been warned. ;)

Anyway, some folks are calling him Prior-lite -- perhaps including the fact that he has a bit of injury history already. If he can stay healthy, it does sound like he could turn into the ace that the Yankees need to produce. But he's still a bit far away from the MLB -- probably at least 2 years, especially given his health issues.

Depending on who you ask, you might get a very negative, glass half empty outlook on him though it seems that most knowledgeable folks stay on the moderately positive side. He's probably either gonna turn into an ace SP or do nothing much depending on his health issues. Still, his issues don't seem as bad as some other highly regarded pitching prospects. Most feel that 2006 will tell a lot about which way he'll go, especially since he finished 2005 early w/ a bit of shoulder trouble.
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Re: one more thing...

Postby Zito is God » Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:01 pm

madstork43 wrote:Any thoughts on Phil Hughes?


Injuries will ruin him, everyone knows I don't believe in this kid.

As for your original question, I'd take Pelfrey because of his stuff and potential to develop. I can't see Weaver putting much more together then he already has and his stuff is pretty average in my opinion.
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Postby thedude » Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:44 pm

Pelfrey has the highest upside of the three. Hughes is a nice prospect, but needs to prove the injuries are behind him. Weaver is closest to the major, but right now doesn't project to be a top of the rotation starter. Weaver is the saefest pick among the three.
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Postby tal1286 » Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:54 pm

I've read in multiple places that Weaver projects as a likely #3 starter. Even though Pelfrey has barely pitched in the minors yet, Baseball America said he was the best pitcher in this year's draft.

I would go with Pelfrey any day of the week.

EDIT: I thought it was baseball america but i'm not sure where it was anymore cause I couldn't find it on the BA page.
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Re: Mike Pelfrey or Jared Weaver?

Postby El Gaupo » Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:28 am

madstork43 wrote:Who is going to be the bigger stud in the years to come. Who has more updside? What is the stroy with both guys, etc?

Any insight is much appreciated.

Thanks in advance


Weaver, he's a slighlty better version of Pelfry
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Re: Mike Pelfrey or Jared Weaver?

Postby hybrid » Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:23 pm

El Gaupo wrote:Weaver, he's a slighlty better version of Pelfry


Ok I'll bite, why do you think that?
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