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Postby deerayfan072 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:11 am

Members Only Jackets wrote:John Sickels givs him a B and likes him....for whatever that's worth.


Yea, i tend to agree with a lot of Sickels says. Talbot has looked really good. It will be interesting to watch him in ST this year and see how he does. He will start in AAA as he doesn't have the 200 IP combine between AA and AAA that the Rays want before they call up these young guys, but iuf he pitches well in ST and then in AAA, look for him to get an early call up Like Jaime did
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Postby killa3312 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:44 pm

Two words: Xavier Hernandez. The man is a great pitching coach and I hope the Rays call him up to the big leagues some day. He's responsible for turning Juan Salas' career around, he helped turn James Shields from a nobody into a ML pitcher, and he helped Sonnanstine develop his changeup. Talbot threw 89-92 MPH before he was traded to the Rays, and afterwards, he was throwing 90-95 regularly. On top of that, he developed a nasty slider to compliment his already plus changeup. Talbot has the build and stuff to be a very good pitcher for a lot of years... I'm really excited about him.

I can't wait to see what Xavier does with Jake McGee and co. once they get to Durham. McGee has rare stuff for a lefty and if everything comes together as planned, has the chance to be a special arm.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:16 pm

Our big league Pitching coach is now the old pitching coach from the stros ;-D
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Postby powenM » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:49 pm

Wow No offence but the way u guys r going on about this guy hes a top mlb prospect.

And yet correct me if I am wrong(Did I miss something?). Hes not even listed in most top 100 prospect lists.
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Postby jwhands » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:52 pm

powenM wrote:Wow No offence but the way u guys r going on about this guy hes a top mlb prospect.

And yet correct me if I am wrong(Did I miss something?). Hes not even listed in most top 100 prospect lists.


Most Top 100 lists are basically filled with players who had solid seasons last year and/or are at an advanced age for their league. Take a look at last year's Top 100 and tell me where Tabata, Garza, Erbe, Brignac, etc were. The best way to spot prospects in the farm is to analyze for yourself, not some bs top whatever list.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:00 pm

Go read Sikles assesment of Talbot, pretty spot on.

Also, i am just giving u my opiniong from watching him live everyday
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:11 pm

powenM wrote:Wow No offence but the way u guys r going on about this guy hes a top mlb prospect.

And yet correct me if I am wrong(Did I miss something?). Hes not even listed in most top 100 prospect lists.


most prospect lists are based on tools. I'll say Talbot's tool isn't amazing. And he doesn't have a long enough amount of years that prove himself either. But he was very good last year and so far look good in ST according to our resident DRay analyst.

I think he'll be the next James Shield. Solid but not amazing.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:13 pm

PlayingWithFire wrote:
powenM wrote:Wow No offence but the way u guys r going on about this guy hes a top mlb prospect.

And yet correct me if I am wrong(Did I miss something?). Hes not even listed in most top 100 prospect lists.


most prospect lists are based on tools. I'll say Talbot's tool isn't amazing. And he doesn't have a long enough amount of years that prove himself either. But he was very good last year and so far look good in ST according to our resident DRay analyst.

I think he'll be the next James Shield. Solid but not amazing.


Accurate i believe, a Solid 3 starter.
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Postby powenM » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:53 pm

Thats all I was wondering.

I guess in a very deep league/farm system he may be draftable.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:56 pm

powenM wrote:Thats all I was wondering.

I guess in a very deep league/farm system he may be draftable.


Wait until the season and u will see, he will shoot up those rankings.
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