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Postby dewey finn » Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:10 pm

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Postby 100MPH » Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:23 pm

Few pitching prospects do well the first year. Most struggle.

Look at Hamels last year for example. Félix Hernández is another good example.
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Postby Ender » Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:28 pm

Felix had a 2.67 ERA and 1.00 WHIP his first year.

Hamels is kind of a wierd one because of all the injuries he had stunting his development.
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Postby tianyi86 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:08 pm

Ender wrote:Felix had a 2.67 ERA and 1.00 WHIP his first year.

Hamels is kind of a wierd one because of all the injuries he had stunting his development.


Yep, the year that felix "flopped" is his 2nd year. And Hamels was dominant in his last 7 outings last outings. He had 3 or 4 bad starts, but after that he was lights out.
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Postby bleach168 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:14 pm

Oswalt and Prior were dominant when they got called up the first time.

A lot of it has to do with what division they are going to pitch in. I'm very high on Lincecum and not so high on Hughes.
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Postby RedWoodTree824 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:41 pm

Liriano was pretty friggin' sweet last year (wasn't too bad in 2 of his 3 2005 starts either)
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Postby Yoda » Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:20 pm

I remember Prior pitched his first two games against the Pirates when he first came up and he looked like the best pitcher ever. Oswalt was very good also.

Felix was dominant also when he first came up.

These guys all have one thing in common. Their stuff is ridiculously good. Pick the most dominant pitcher destroying their league.
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Postby Besaid_Aurochs » Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:39 pm

100MPH wrote:Few pitching prospects do well the first year. Most struggle.

Look at Hamels last year for example. Félix Hernández is another good example.


Both are on my team this year - got 'em mad cheap! ;-D
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Postby stepsinsc » Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:52 pm

100MPH wrote:Few pitching prospects do well the first year. Most struggle.

Look at Hamels last year for example. Félix Hernández is another good example.


Where am I? If people think Hamels "struggled" last year then I must be on a planet other than Earth.
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