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Webb, does he have near the potential of Beckett and Prior?

Postby Music2004Man » Tue Oct 28, 2003 8:11 pm

I was just curious if anyone knew if he was highly regarded in the majors. He did pretty damn well this year and probably didn't get as much recognition as he deserved. Do you think he'll be able to keep it up next year? Any word on the Dbacks maybe getting some help for that offense?

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Postby Arlo » Tue Oct 28, 2003 9:22 pm

Webb has excellent potential, but in terms of maximum ceiling, I'd rate Prior/Beckett higher still.
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Postby Madison » Tue Oct 28, 2003 10:14 pm

With Webb's groundball to flyball ratio, I'd say he could (and should) be stable for many years to come. He won't be flashy, but he will produce the numbers.
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Postby wrveres » Tue Oct 28, 2003 10:58 pm

Obviouslly ...

1. Prior
2. Beckett
3. Webb
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Postby eftda » Tue Oct 28, 2003 11:10 pm

wrveres wrote:Obviouslly ...

1. Prior
2. Beckett
3. Webb


4. Willis


we should make a top 10 'pitchers under 26' list
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Postby jay » Wed Oct 29, 2003 12:53 am

Brandon Webb's Senior Year at Kentucky:
112 IP, 123 H, 123/41/14 K/BB/HR 4.58 ERA

Drafted in the 8th round by AZ
Brandon Webb's Minor League Stats:
356 IP, 350 H, 323/125/13 K/BB/HR 3.72 ERA

Rookie Year:
180 IP, 140 H, 172/68/12 K/BB/HR 2.82 ERA

I expect his K/BB/HR #s to regress to his minor league numbers next year along with his hit rate rising from (approx) 28%. I see no way his ERA is under 3 and his Ks will go down.

Still a good fantasy pitcher, but I would disagree if someone called him a Prior, Zito, Mulder, Beckett calibur pitcher.

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Postby eftda » Wed Oct 29, 2003 12:55 am

jay --> haven't seen you in the cafe in awhile, glad your back ;-D
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Postby HOOTIE » Wed Oct 29, 2003 1:10 am

jay wrote:Brandon Webb's Senior Year at Kentucky:
112 IP, 123 H, 123/41/14 K/BB/HR 4.58 ERA

Drafted in the 8th round by AZ
Brandon Webb's Minor League Stats:
356 IP, 350 H, 323/125/13 K/BB/HR 3.72 ERA

Rookie Year:
180 IP, 140 H, 172/68/12 K/BB/HR 2.82 ERA

I expect his K/BB/HR #s to regress to his minor league numbers next year along with his hit rate rising from (approx) 28%. I see no way his ERA is under 3 and his Ks will go down.

Still a good fantasy pitcher, but I would disagree if someone called him a Prior, Zito, Mulder, Beckett calibur pitcher.

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JAY I couldnt have said it better myself. Webb is a nice pitcher, but he was way over his head last year. His ceiling isnt in Becketts or Priors atmoshere. Pitchers with Prior and Becketts talent dont come along much.
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Oct 30, 2003 9:43 pm

Way over his head? Nah, he's the real deal. Some people don't blossom until they get to the bigs. Webb seems to be one of them. I'd take him over Beckett easily. Beckett wouldn't even be considered better than Webb based on the regular season, but his playoff performance changed everybody's mind. Webb did all this as a rookie with ZERO run support, and Beckett has been around for a few years, and had more run support, but was still on about the same level as Webb.

And PLEASE don't mention Dontrelle as in the top 10 of this "under-26" pitcher list, let alone #4. He won't be anything special at all. He had some good starts, but people caught on, and he lost control.
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Postby Swinger » Thu Oct 30, 2003 10:00 pm

One season won't tell you much, and I aint judging Beckett from the postseason- he was and is a monster. Sure, he didn't come out with a bang like Webb did, but that's not what we're talking about.
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