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Postby Havok1517 » Sat Aug 19, 2006 3:32 pm

Okay, this guy has a promised call up this year in his contract.

1. Will he be called up sooner than the September roster expansion?

2. Will he start or pitch in relief?

3. Will he be on the playoff roster?

4. Will he be in the rotation sometime next year?

5. What does his future look like in terms of dynasty value?


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Postby shortsavage » Sat Aug 19, 2006 3:51 pm

1. No
2. Refief
3. Probably not
4. It's possible
5. Potential dynasty ace
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Postby rmande09 » Sat Aug 19, 2006 4:25 pm

1. Will he be called up sooner than the September roster expansion?
Considering he's making his first professional appearance tonite and his first appearance since the CWS ended, I'd say that this would be a resounding "no."

2. Will he start or pitch in relief?
Relief, even if something happens to their starters. They're more concerned with his future than his present.

3. Will he be on the playoff roster?
Depends, but the Tigers bullpen is very deep. If he's lights out, it is entirely possible.

4. Will he be in the rotation sometime next year?
I'd guess yes. May not start the year there, but I don't think he's very far away.

5. What does his future look like in terms of dynasty value?
A-C-E. And a top 5 ace at that.
C: Pierzynski
1B: Pujols
2B: Altuve
3B: Miggy
SS: HanRam
OF (x3): CarGo, M. Bourn, D. Jennings
UTIL (x2): E. Encarnacion, C. Hart
BN: Cuddyer, C. Ross, J. Montero

SP: Price, Gallardo, T. Hudson, Lester
RP: Chapman, Jansen, Rodney, Putz, Cishek, Bailey
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Postby Steve-o » Sat Aug 19, 2006 10:39 pm

Interesting...

Miller will also be making a cup of coffee, as his Major League contract stipulates so.

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Postby NatsFan10 » Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:20 pm

OVER-RATED, clap clap clap-clap-clap......

I certainly don't think it is a given that he will be an ace, and I really think it's a terrible idea to bring him up so quickly. His slider is a plus pitch, but his velocity is a bit overrated and his change isn't a dependable pitch at this point.
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Postby Dannomyte » Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:35 pm

Andrew Miller finally made his pro debut today pitching the bottom of the 6th inning for the Lakeland Tigers. Here's what went down.

Pitcher Change: Andrew Miller replaces Kevin Ardoin.
Brock Peterson strikes out swinging.
Deacon Burns called out on strikes.
Steven Tolleson hit by pitch.
J. R. Taylor grounds out, second baseman Gilberto Mejia to first baseman Jeff Larish.
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Postby rmande09 » Sun Aug 20, 2006 3:27 pm

NatsFan10 wrote:OVER-RATED, clap clap clap-clap-clap......

I certainly don't think it is a given that he will be an ace, and I really think it's a terrible idea to bring him up so quickly. His slider is a plus pitch, but his velocity is a bit overrated and his change isn't a dependable pitch at this point.


What about his velocity is overrated? I'd find it very difficult to overrate a 96-98 MPH fastball that runs away from righties that can be thrown to both sides of the plate. Not to mention he's a lefty. I guess I'm confused.

And if he can control his slider, it's a plus-plus pitch. It is very, very, very good.

His change is where his problem lies, but he rarely had to throw it in college, so that can explain his "weakness." I'm sure they'll have him work on it in the pros, and all he has to do is make it average with his other two plus-plus pitches and he should be all set.

He's certainly not an ace, and certainly has a ways to go, but if he can develop control of all his pitches and get more consistent with his change, it would be very tough to imagine he wouldn't be a top of the rotation guy.
C: Pierzynski
1B: Pujols
2B: Altuve
3B: Miggy
SS: HanRam
OF (x3): CarGo, M. Bourn, D. Jennings
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BN: Cuddyer, C. Ross, J. Montero

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Postby mcqfesijiba » Sun Aug 20, 2006 4:32 pm

I don't think it will be a problem for Miller to come up. They likely won't be throwing him out there for high pressure situations. They'll simply be fulfilling a contractual obligation and getting a closer look at what they've got for the future in him.
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Postby bojang0301 » Sun Aug 20, 2006 5:03 pm

Why are they using him as a reliever in the minors right now?
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Postby bojang0301 » Sun Aug 20, 2006 5:04 pm

NatsFan10 wrote:OVER-RATED, clap clap clap-clap-clap......

I certainly don't think it is a given that he will be an ace, and I really think it's a terrible idea to bring him up so quickly. His slider is a plus pitch, but his velocity is a bit overrated and his change isn't a dependable pitch at this point.

Did you say the same thing about Bonderman, Verlander and Zumaya?
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