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Postby FalcoAtL » Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:33 pm

Who is the better pitching prospect?
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Postby raiders_umpire » Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:42 pm

I like Billingsley a bit better. His stuff is very good and when you take into the fact he will play 1/2 his games in Dodger stadium, that raises his value a bit. Lester being in the AL East also hurts his value a bit imo.
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Postby hybrid » Mon Apr 24, 2006 5:12 pm

Billingsley every day and twice on Sunday. ;-)

He is pretty easily my top pitching prospect in the minors, I still like him more than Verlander and Cain.
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Postby curious_george_43545 » Mon Apr 24, 2006 5:54 pm

Billingsley ;-D
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Postby thedude » Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:10 pm

Going into the year i had them equal. But with Lester struggles in spring training and early in the ML season i have to give Billingsly a slight edge.
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Postby stevethumb » Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:40 pm

cbillingsley by a lot..he may contribute to the dodgers by late july early august
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Postby thomasps3 » Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:50 am

Well I tell ya. No love for Baseball America's minor league pitcher of the year in 2005? That is just wrong. Besides the obvious Red Sox favoritsm, Lester is a lefty with a 3 plus pitches and excellent pitching saavy. Billingsley has performes well so far this year, but Lester is on a severe pitch count. Here is the report on Lester:

He does have 11 strikeouts in only 8 1/3 innings and remains an elite prospect. He could get the call at some point this season and would be a hot pickup considering he'd be pitching for a contender such as Boston. His minor league numbers will improve and he should be targeted in all keeper leagues.

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Postby hybrid » Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:57 am

thomasps3 wrote:Well I tell ya. No love for Baseball America's minor league pitcher of the year in 2005? That is just wrong. Besides the obvious Red Sox favoritsm, Lester is a lefty with a 3 plus pitches and excellent pitching saavy. Billingsley has performes well so far this year, but Lester is on a severe pitch count. Here is the report on Lester:

He does have 11 strikeouts in only 8 1/3 innings and remains an elite prospect. He could get the call at some point this season and would be a hot pickup considering he'd be pitching for a contender such as Boston. His minor league numbers will improve and he should be targeted in all keeper leagues.

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He doesn't have 3 plus pitches. Lester was mainly a FB/Change up pitcher last year which were his best two pitches, his breaking pitch wasn't as developed.
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