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Postby Yoda » Wed May 02, 2007 3:29 pm

He has very very good stuff but not elite stuff in the class of a Ben Sheets curve, a Johan Santana change or a Liriano slider. But then again, only about 1% of pitchers actually do AND are successful with it.

His fastball has great movement and he commands it very well. I heard a lot of comparisons and the one that I feel is the closest is Mike Mussina. Very, very good pitcher but not a totally dominant one.
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Postby thedude » Wed May 02, 2007 3:37 pm

He showed last night why he is the best pitching prospect in baseball. Unfortunatly he won't be able to show it again for another 6 weeks.
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Postby CT Smash » Wed May 02, 2007 3:38 pm

He looked to be throwing harder than the 90-91mph that the gun on TV was showing. I'm not sure if it was that he has a "heavy" fastball or just had great pitch selection, but his heaters really got into the hitter fast with great location. Mix that in with a highly effective curve and a well timed change-up, and you have yourself a young stud. Too bad we have to wait another 4-6 weeks to watch him again. Oh, and it was absolutely agonizing watching him limp off the field with an 0-2 count against Texeira.
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Postby Yoda » Wed May 02, 2007 3:43 pm

CT Smash wrote:He looked to be throwing harder than the 90-91mph that the gun on TV was showing. I'm not sure if it was that he has a "heavy" fastball or just had great pitch selection, but his heaters really got into the hitter fast with great location. Mix that in with a highly effective curve and a well timed change-up, and you have yourself a young stud. Too bad we have to wait another 4-6 weeks to watch him again. Oh, and it was absolutely agonizing watching him limp off the field with an 0-2 count against Texeira.


Yeah he has a real live arm and a nice smooth delivery. It seemed like the fastballs really jump out on the hitters. His change up was a lot better than advertised also. And with his amazing command, he will be a great pitcher as long as he is able to avoid injuries and improve.

Very promising for sure.
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Postby Members Only Jackets » Wed May 02, 2007 4:19 pm

Inukchuk wrote:I don't understand how someone can make a judgment after watching a clip of someone on the internet...


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Postby TurdFerguson » Wed May 02, 2007 4:21 pm

He reminds me of a young Mark Prior.Hopefully his career turns out better than Priors.
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Postby High Heater » Wed May 02, 2007 5:49 pm

Phil Hughes is a great young pitcher, i think he's never had a WHIP over 0.95 in the minors and he has great command of plus stuff.... the only pitch i WOULD say is plus plus is the curve but he has alot of time to work on the others.

Mark Prior is a good comp for Hughes but i thought Priors stuff was a little better.

Mussina was another good call as well.
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Postby powenM » Wed May 02, 2007 5:56 pm

thedude wrote:He showed last night why he is the best pitching prospect in baseball.


Oh oh wheres Tim Linceum when we need him.
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Postby Members Only Jackets » Wed May 02, 2007 5:58 pm

powenM wrote:
thedude wrote:He showed last night why he is the best pitching prospect in baseball.


Oh oh wheres Tim Linceum when we need him.


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Postby thedude » Wed May 02, 2007 7:14 pm

powenM wrote:
thedude wrote:He showed last night why he is the best pitching prospect in baseball.


Oh oh wheres Tim Linceum when we need him.


Being a not as good a pitching prospect, where else? :-b
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