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Do you guys think

This is like ever other year
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26%
There are more than usual
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70%
There are less than usual.
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4%
 
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Young Pitchers, HIGH upside, more than normal?

Postby Rhydderch » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:09 pm

I was going through my pitching rankings, and started to notice a bunch of high upside pitchers. Guys such as Jeremy Bonderman, Daisuke Matsuzaka,Cole Hamels, Rich Hill, Harden (unproven he can last an entire season), Felix, Harrang, Kazmir, Cain, Weaver, Erik Bedard, Chris Young,Justin Verlander, Papelbon, Lackey, etc

All of these guys are good, but their best years are considered ahead of them. I'm thinking there's more than usual, and this would likely affect my strategy.
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Postby J35J » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:15 pm

I think there is a little more than usual.... it makes it easier to see these guys coming more than usual though because all the "usual" suspects are getting "up there" in age..... Maddux, Glavine, Smoltz, Pedro, Unit, Clemens, and others...... its that time where the new wave is showing up and the "old" wave is starting to fade away.



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Postby deerayfan072 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:18 pm

I agree with J, there are more than usual i think as well. I think it is due to the first time there is that big wave of old guys leaving and young guys coming into there own
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Postby Yoda » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:33 pm

There is a TON more. Just looking at 06 rookie class... add in 07 rookie class and we are going through a revolution.
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Postby krodisgreat » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:38 pm

I would say there is quite a few more than usual.
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Postby Another Blown Save » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:43 pm

I think it pretty much stays the same every year.
In 06 there were plenty of "sleeper" pitchers. It's just that at the end of the year, many of these so called "sleepers" end up being busts.

These are some of the pitchers that I remember being hyped pre-06.
Rich Harden (bust)
Felix Hernandez (bust)
Ben Sheets (bust)
Brandon Webb (stud)
John Lackey (stud)
Daniel Cabrera (bust)
Noah Lowry (bust)
Zach Duke (bust)
Francisco Liriano (stud)
Chris Young (stud)
etc.
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Postby DK » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:59 pm

Another Blown Save wrote:I think it pretty much stays the same every year.
In 06 there were plenty of "sleeper" pitchers. It's just that at the end of the year, many of these so called "sleepers" end up being busts.

These are some of the pitchers that I remember being hyped pre-06.
Rich Harden (bust)
Felix Hernandez (bust)
Ben Sheets (bust)
Brandon Webb (stud)
John Lackey (stud)
Daniel Cabrera (bust)
Noah Lowry (bust)
Zach Duke (bust)
Francisco Liriano (stud)
Chris Young (stud)
etc.


I'd say Liriano is half fire, half ice due to the arm injury. I mean he was fantastic while he lasted but I have serious doubts about his value once he gets back.

Arm injuries early on in a career can poison a pitcher.
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Postby pokeyjoe » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:01 pm

Another Blown Save wrote:I think it pretty much stays the same every year.
In 06 there were plenty of "sleeper" pitchers. It's just that at the end of the year, many of these so called "sleepers" end up being busts.

These are some of the pitchers that I remember being hyped pre-06.
Rich Harden (bust)
Felix Hernandez (bust)
Ben Sheets (bust)
Brandon Webb (stud)
John Lackey (stud)
Daniel Cabrera (bust)
Noah Lowry (bust)
Zach Duke (bust)
Francisco Liriano (stud)
Chris Young (stud)
etc.


You can add a few more to that.

Hamels (eh...breaking even I guess)
Jered Weaver (stud)
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Postby Yoda » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:04 pm

pokeyjoe wrote:
Another Blown Save wrote:I think it pretty much stays the same every year.
In 06 there were plenty of "sleeper" pitchers. It's just that at the end of the year, many of these so called "sleepers" end up being busts.

These are some of the pitchers that I remember being hyped pre-06.
Rich Harden (bust)
Felix Hernandez (bust)
Ben Sheets (bust)
Brandon Webb (stud)
John Lackey (stud)
Daniel Cabrera (bust)
Noah Lowry (bust)
Zach Duke (bust)
Francisco Liriano (stud)
Chris Young (stud)
etc.


You can add a few more to that.

Hamels (eh...breaking even I guess)
Jered Weaver (stud)


How was Hamels breaking even? Everyone got him for a waiver pick or as a free agent and he performed better than most stud pitchers in the second half.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:08 pm

breaking even??? more like breaking jesus...hes better than him
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