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Postby TheA'sFatLeadoffMan » Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:12 pm

Is it me or is their considerably more young potential players this year than in previous?

In the mocks I have done I find myself with a lot of young players like Holliday, Atkins, Olsen, Hamels, Cain, Hill, Drew, Markakis, Harang, Baldelli, Verlander, so on and so on, a lot with only 1 year of evidence towards their ability.

Am I just ending up with a lot of these guys or is this a particulary potential filled year?
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Postby j24jags » Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:24 pm

I don't think there's many more than usual, maybe a couple more than average, maybe I'm wrong...
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Postby Yoda » Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:47 pm

I think the youth movement is pretty evident in pitching. The most dominant pitchers of our era are in the twilight of their careers: Pedro, RJ, Maddux, Clemens, Smoltz to name a few. I can't remember the last time there were so many rookie pitchers who were making immediate impact as we saw in 06. I think the trend will continue in 07.
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Postby clarence worley » Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:41 pm

Yoda wrote:I think the youth movement is pretty evident in pitching. The most dominant pitchers of our era are in the twilight of their careers: Pedro, RJ, Maddux, Clemens, Smoltz to name a few. I can't remember the last time there were so many rookie pitchers who were making immediate impact as we saw in 06. I think the trend will continue in 07.


I agree. We've seen some of the best pitchers in history over the last 15 years, and now the younger guys are starting to step up and make their mark.
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Postby Esen » Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:53 pm

clarence worley wrote:
Yoda wrote:I think the youth movement is pretty evident in pitching. The most dominant pitchers of our era are in the twilight of their careers: Pedro, RJ, Maddux, Clemens, Smoltz to name a few. I can't remember the last time there were so many rookie pitchers who were making immediate impact as we saw in 06. I think the trend will continue in 07.


I agree. We've seen some of the best pitchers in history over the last 15 years, and now the younger guys are starting to step up and make their mark.


Very well said,
I think we are starting to see some of the future of Pitching taking their place in the fantasy world.
Obviously there will be some flukes this year.
Too many sophmores, but you will see guys like Haren, Blanton, Francis, Josh Johnson, etc starting to start take their place in the tp 50 pitchers pool
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