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Postby Zhangman1 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:59 pm

Im an avg baseball fan and this is my first year in Fantasy. I'm playing so i can get more into baseball and understand it better. I've been reading all the hype for lincecum, hughes and to a lesser extent, guys like Homer Bailey and Matt Garza.

I know last year Liriano was superb and Weaver was really good too. In general though, I was wondering if they hype always plays out?

I know that in Basketball and football, preseason hype is normally just that, pre-season hype.
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Postby nolanwood » Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:01 pm

It seems the "highly regarded" pitching prospects usually have a successful first season in the big leagues. If nothing more than for the simple fact that their stuff is top notch, and other teams haven't seem them yet.
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Postby Slow Pitch » Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:49 pm

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Postby bceagles04 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:52 pm

nolanwood wrote:It seems the "highly regarded" pitching prospects usually have a successful first season in the big leagues. If nothing more than for the simple fact that their stuff is top notch, and other teams haven't seem them yet.


Example A: 2006 Jered Weaver.

Counter Example: 2006 Verlander and Hamels
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Postby Ender » Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:55 pm

The first time through the majors they are usually very good, the second time through they tend to get roughed up some.
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Postby nolanwood » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:06 pm

bceagles04 wrote:
nolanwood wrote:It seems the "highly regarded" pitching prospects usually have a successful first season in the big leagues. If nothing more than for the simple fact that their stuff is top notch, and other teams haven't seem them yet.


Example A: 2006 Jered Weaver.

Counter Example: 2006 Verlander and Hamels


How would Verlander and Hamels be a counter example?
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Postby High Heater » Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:44 pm

nolanwood wrote:
bceagles04 wrote:
nolanwood wrote:It seems the "highly regarded" pitching prospects usually have a successful first season in the big leagues. If nothing more than for the simple fact that their stuff is top notch, and other teams haven't seem them yet.


Example A: 2006 Jered Weaver.

Counter Example: 2006 Verlander and Hamels


How would Verlander and Hamels be a counter example?


i'd agree with him that weaver isnt adjusting and the other 2 guys are allready ace's of their staff's imo. they been around and are still dominating
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Postby x_Momentum » Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:53 pm

Psh, Verlander and Hamels were uber pro. No doubts. Counter example.. HA
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Postby dipset » Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:58 pm

Whats so great about Hughes?

4 era in the minors?? what does that translate to in the bigs?

Lincecum's .36 era is a little bit better
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Postby pokerplaya » Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:10 pm

dipset wrote:Whats so great about Hughes?

4 era in the minors?? what does that translate to in the bigs?

Lincecum's .36 era is a little bit better


You can't project anything over a 3 start span...it's way too small a sample size.

What is so great about Hughes is that he is the #1 prospect in the minor leagues right now...

...some do flop, but any prospect who is ranked in the top 5 is going to get some serious hype and has some serious talent.
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