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Whose the Best Pitching prospect now?

YGallardo
10
15%
PHughes
14
21%
HBailey
6
9%
TLinceum
37
55%
 
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Whose the Best Pitching prospect now?

Postby powenM » Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:59 am

Theres been alot of talk about these 4 SPs lately. Alot of changed opinions since before the Season started.

Thus I thought id put it to a Poll and see what happens.

Also perhaps we can say why we feel our choice is right & could rank the 4 SPs.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:28 pm

my criteria is what 5x5 fantasy numbers I think they can give me in their pre-arbitration/arbitration years(first 6 years), assume they don't get traded.

I'd rank them

Lincecum-will really lack run support, Giants don't have any good hitter under 30 and don't have any close to the majors in the farm

Hughes-will get run support, but will suffer the bad beat of the AL East, ERA over 4 most of those years, wouldn't be surprised if he has an ERA over 4 in all his pre arbitration/arbitration years.

Bailey-I think will have arm problem, but he has great stuff. I have lots of questions about him.

Gallardo-I'd almost rank him over Bailey, I think he's a safe bet to be good but not spectacular. Think what Jason Jennings did last year with a better WHIP and a bit more K. But consistently.
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Postby High Heater » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:56 pm

Hughes
Lincecum

(small gap)

Gallardo
Bailey


is how i'd rank them as of now.
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Postby BigLaBellski » Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:25 pm

1) Lincecum
2) Gallardo
3) Bailey
4) Hughes
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Postby hot4tx » Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:02 pm

Lincecum may have incredible K/9, but his BBs would kill him over a MLB season. If/when he straightens that out maybe he'll be equal or above Hughes but for now Hughes is still the king.

Hughes, Lincecum, Gallardo, Bailey
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Postby thedude » Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:06 pm

Hughes.
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Postby Yoda » Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:34 pm

Depends on what you are talking about. Is it fantasy related? If so, keeper? Non keeper? If real life, then for this year only or for the long term?
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:41 pm

In real life I rank them

Hughes
Lincecum
Bailey
Gallardo


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Postby Yoda » Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:41 pm

hot4tx wrote:Lincecum may have incredible K/9, but his BBs would kill him over a MLB season.


I am not sure if I entirely agree with this one. Having seen him pitch, he has great command of his plus plus curve. It's obvious most hitters are still having trouble making contact with it and it is also just as hard for umps to judge them. This is why so many pitchers scrap the curve in favor of a slider in MLB.

I think that as long as Linc keeps up his K rate and H rate, I can live with a higher BB rate for now. If you watch him he is not wild like most people think based on his stats.
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Postby jake_twothousandfive » Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:55 pm

As of right now I'd rank them:

Hughes
Lincecum
Bailey
Gallardo

Lincecum probably has the highest ceiling, but IMO Hughes is a more sure bet. Either way, I expect all of these guys to be good major league pitchers in a year or two.
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