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Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri May 12, 2006 4:33 pm

Of those premier SP prospect that is MLB ready or close to it(thus excluding Matt Garza of the world who's still pretty far down in the system). How would you guys rank the following and WHY? This is not a trade question because I have no interest to aquire any of them at this point, just collecting opinions.

edit: Let's include those that are still pretty early in their MLB careers(less than 50ip career or under 20 years old) like the Matt Cain of the world.

Only premier prospects(don't give me the Josh Johnson of the world)

How would you rank their career with a 2006 point of view?

The list:
Francisco Liriano
Matt Cain
Justin Verlander
Chad Billingsley
Cole Hamels
Jon Lester
Jon Papelbon(as a SP)
Felix Hernandez
Jered Weaver


did I forget anybody? Olsen and Reyes is a step down. All of the Texas pitchers are 2 steps down. Let me know if I forgot somebody.

Thanks
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Postby garf112 » Fri May 12, 2006 4:39 pm

Felix Hernandez
Francisco Liriano
Cole Hamels
Justin Verlander
Chad Billingsley
Mike Pelfrey
Jon Papelbon
Jon Lester
Matt Cain
Gavin Floyd
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Postby thehotcorner » Fri May 12, 2006 4:41 pm

garf112 wrote:Felix Hernandez
Francisco Liriano
Cole Hamels
Justin Verlander
Chad Billingsley
Mike Pelfrey
Jon Papelbon
Jon Lester
Matt Cain
Gavin Floyd


Alay Soler.

He will probably show his face before pelfrey does and is pitching just as well in the minors. Also has internation experience with Cuba and is 26 yrs old, or older heh.
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Postby Yoda » Fri May 12, 2006 4:44 pm

Miller
Slowley
Petit
Hughes - probably not for another year so
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri May 12, 2006 4:50 pm

Yoda wrote:Miller
Slowley
Petit
Hughes - probably not for another year so


don't know who the rest of them are but if Olsen didn't make this list Petit(Marlins?) shouldn't.

also, can we have some analysis? I'll put Pelfrey in but he doesn't have a whole lot of professional experience.
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Postby Havok1517 » Fri May 12, 2006 4:53 pm

Homer Bailey should be in that group.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri May 12, 2006 4:58 pm

Havok1517 wrote:Homer Bailey should be in that group.


dude, I said MLB ready SP. Bailey is down in high-A Sarasota where he's 1-3 with a 3.35 ERA. Clearly not ready for the show and there is no way he's gonna get the call up this year.
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Postby Havok1517 » Fri May 12, 2006 5:03 pm

PlayingWithFire wrote:
Havok1517 wrote:Homer Bailey should be in that group.


dude, I said MLB ready SP. Bailey is down in high-A Sarasota where he's 1-3 with a 3.35 ERA. Clearly not ready for the show and there is no way he's gonna get the call up this year.



DUDE, I heard the GM on the radio say Homer will likely get a september callup this year. He also has dominating stuff as we all saw in ST.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri May 12, 2006 5:05 pm

Havok1517 wrote:
PlayingWithFire wrote:
Havok1517 wrote:Homer Bailey should be in that group.


dude, I said MLB ready SP. Bailey is down in high-A Sarasota where he's 1-3 with a 3.35 ERA. Clearly not ready for the show and there is no way he's gonna get the call up this year.



DUDE, I heard the GM on the radio say Homer will likely get a september callup this year. He also has dominating stuff as we all saw in ST.


ok, what I meant was up for more than a cup of coffee. Bailey is an exceptional prospect and could be very good in 2-3 years(find a 3rd pitch, Homer!) but he's not as good as any of those in my list RIGHT NOW!
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Postby j24jags » Fri May 12, 2006 5:05 pm

Felix Hernandez
Liriano
Billingsley
Hamels
Verlander
Papelbon
Pelfrey
Cain
Lester
Floyd
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