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Postby hybrid » Fri May 12, 2006 5:31 pm

Ok here is my rankings based on the future:

Felix Hernandez
Chad Billingsley
Mike Pelfrey
Matt Cain
Francisco Liriano
Justin Verlander
Cole Hamels
Jon Lester
Jonathon Papelbon(as a SP)

I'm sure quite a few won't agree but that's how I have them right now. The hardest to rank is 4-6 IMO cause I can see all being very good or flame out for various reasons.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri May 12, 2006 5:32 pm

any kind of analysis is appreciated ;-D
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Postby nuggets » Fri May 12, 2006 5:45 pm

hybrid wrote:Ok here is my rankings based on the future:

Felix Hernandez
Chad Billingsley
Mike Pelfrey
Matt Cain
Francisco Liriano
Justin Verlander
Cole Hamels
Jon Lester
Jonathon Papelbon(as a SP)

I'm sure quite a few won't agree but that's how I have them right now. The hardest to rank is 4-6 IMO cause I can see all being very good or flame out for various reasons.


I wouldn't have guessed you'd put Billingsley so high, any reason in particular?

PlayingWithFire wrote:any kind of analysis is appreciated ;-D


One by one probably would work best.
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Postby stevethumb » Fri May 12, 2006 5:49 pm

i think tom gorzelanny will contribute more in 06 than a few on that list..he is probably better than pmaholm right now .... also IF dustin nippert gets control of the strike zone he will be effective for the d'backs after the all star break

as far as yer list is concerned, until mcain throws strikes consistently he will be a liablility and i don't think you will see jon lester up until september rosters expand
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Postby Havok1517 » Fri May 12, 2006 5:59 pm

Anthony Reyes should be on the list.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri May 12, 2006 6:01 pm

Havok1517 wrote:Anthony Reyes should be on the list.


he's kind of risky IMO, what does the others think though.
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Postby nuggets » Fri May 12, 2006 6:03 pm

PlayingWithFire wrote:
Havok1517 wrote:Anthony Reyes should be on the list.


he's kind of risky IMO, what does the others think though.


About as risky as Hamels. I agree he should be on the list.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri May 12, 2006 6:06 pm

nuggets wrote:
PlayingWithFire wrote:
Havok1517 wrote:Anthony Reyes should be on the list.


he's kind of risky IMO, what does the others think though.


About as risky as Hamels. I agree he should be on the list.


the thing is that Hamels has put together a nice stretch now and is looking promising, the risk is still there but we can see some of the promises. Reyes hasn't. And if Hamels hasn't shown anything this year(for example, the Hamels of 2005 wouldn't make it), he wouldn't make the list.

personally, I like Scott Olsen better than Reyes, just me though.
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Postby garf112 » Fri May 12, 2006 6:19 pm

Pelfrey- Age: 22
Currently pitching well at AA. Polished college arm.

Pawelek- Age: 19
Starting the year in Short-Season league later on this year. Currently in Extended Spring Training. Drafted out of high school.

I think there is a bit of a difference between these two.

I didn't put Soler up there because I don't think he is anywhere NEAR the prospect that Pelfrey is. He's pitching well, but at 26 he should be dominating the levels he's pitched at this year.

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Billingsley has great pure stuff, and could be better than anyone on the list, save King Felix, but I'm betting against him.

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Postby Havok1517 » Fri May 12, 2006 6:23 pm

A few years ago Angel Guzman was Cole Hamels. Injuries have derailed most of the hype but he could srtill be a stud. Also, does anybody have better stuff than Zumaya? Is that even possible? Granted I think he's destined to be a stud closer because of his motion, but he's unhittable when he's on!
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