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?
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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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.
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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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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