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Postby tomkatt » Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:23 pm

Isn't he their 5th starter?
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Postby thedude » Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:27 pm

tomkatt wrote:Isn't he their 5th starter?


That is his spot in the rotation yes, but talent wise he is thier second best starter (after Bonderman).
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Re: Justin Verlander

Postby The Guru » Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:27 pm

slomo007 wrote:
Gags Sports wrote:
slomo007 wrote:It's time to claim him in all leagues.

He looks absolutely fantastic tonight vs Texas. 91-100 MPH (just saw him hit 100 in the 4th inning!) fastball with good control. 80-83 MPH changeup. 75-80 MPH curve that breaks down.

I know he is a huge prospect, but he's unowned in several leagues, it's time to pick him up. He's going to be a stud this year, IMO.

If you already own him, congratulations. I should have just started him and closed my eyes and hoped for the best, but I figured I would give him one start to prove his stuff. Well, 4 innings in and he's proved it to me. Yes, that's how good he has been.


You're probably watching something different than me, but about 10 minutes ago I just saw (on MLB.TV) a graphic on Verlander that showed his high pitch speed for the night at 98 MPH. I've been watching most of this game and he's been averaging 95-96 on the fastball. Texas hitters look TERRIBLE, then again, they haven't done too well this season yet.


I'm watching the Rangers broadcasters on fox sports net. He only had one pitch that hit 100, but he did have one. They were even commenting on how unbelievable that is.
He hit 100 mph, I saw it.

I was watching on fox sports net also.
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Postby c_robio » Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:32 pm

He is the 5th starter but he won't be getting skipped when there are days off like most 5th starters. If he can handle a full season he's in line for 30+ starts.
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Postby Oat Soda » Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:53 pm

slomo007 wrote: I should have just started him and closed my eyes and hoped for the best, but I figured I would give him one start to prove his stuff.


Same here.
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Postby Krunk City King$ » Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:06 pm

tomkatt wrote:Isn't he their 5th starter?


5th starter means that he coiuld get skipped and will not have many if any double starts in a 7 day period....
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Postby Krunk City King$ » Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:08 pm

bigh0rt wrote:Hrm, I'm really struggling with the decision to drop Escobar, who looked great vs. NYY but runs a strong chance of being dinged up regularly, for Verlander... :-? :-?

Decisions, decisions...


escobar has a split fingernail and might miss his next two starts....

verlander > escobar with a split fingernail at this point
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Postby KolbSaves » Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:16 pm

Yeah if you mean "for the next two weeks". Don't be shortsighted, Escobar has proven to be great while healthy the last two years, Verlander has one start and is a rookie who is bound to go through trouble. That being said, give it up for the hometown kid tonight ;-D
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Postby slomo007 » Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:27 pm

Krunk City King$ wrote:
tomkatt wrote:Isn't he their 5th starter?


5th starter means that he coiuld get skipped and will not have many if any double starts in a 7 day period....


If he pitches anywhere remotely close to like he did tonight, then it really won't matter what # he is in the rotation because he will not be skipped.
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Postby Yoda » Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:29 pm

He's a great prospect but he struggles at times with his command. I still don't think he will be that valuable this season.
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