madstork43 wrote:Any thoughts on Phil Hughes?
Don't go there!
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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