swarmee wrote:Well, Kazmir is good, but I'm not seeing the top-level starter stats from the guy in the low-minors. So I'm holding off on over-valuing him at this time.
Take out his W-L (which is the one thing pitchers can't control, due to run support and errors) and he's got some nice stats.
Career minor league stats:
2.34 ERA, 179 K, 12.7 K/9, 3.5/1 K/BB ratio, 1.06 WHIP
His W-L record was skewed because 1/4 of the runs he gave up were unearned. For a 19-year-old, that's pretty good.
swarmee wrote:Milledge is too far away from the majors, and probably won't make the Mets until 2007 or so. So keeping him on a keeper roster that long is just taking space away from someone who can contribute immediately.
Very true. But he's still got some great potential. What can I say, he's a freak.