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Postby powenM » Fri May 18, 2007 11:46 pm

Could i get some projections for him?

Hows he doing in the minors?

Also when will we most likely see him?
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Postby raiders_umpire » Sat May 19, 2007 12:34 pm

I think we see him in Tampa in another month or so. He has been pretty good so far in Durham this year. His control has been fairly good and his K rate is great. He has struggled a bit with runners on, but that should get turned around with a bit more experience. As far as projections, I think he could turn into a stud SP even in Tampa and the AL East. I honestly think he will be the ace of the Devil Rays staff as soon as next year over Kazmir and Shields.
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Postby Inukchuk » Sat May 19, 2007 12:46 pm

I see a lot of optimism about him, but so far his minor league numbers aren't too impressive: 4.10ERA, 1.39WHIP. He does have 47K in 41IP, however. Any insight into why his ratios are a little high?
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Postby TMAC2DARAKBABY » Sat May 19, 2007 3:58 pm

raiders_umpire wrote:I think we see him in Tampa in another month or so. He has been pretty good so far in Durham this year. His control has been fairly good and his K rate is great. He has struggled a bit with runners on, but that should get turned around with a bit more experience. As far as projections, I think he could turn into a stud SP even in Tampa and the AL East. I honestly think he will be the ace of the Devil Rays staff as soon as next year over Kazmir and Shields.



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Postby nathanielwegman88 » Sun May 20, 2007 3:57 am

I like this guy alot

I signed him in my auction league as a minor league player and signed him to a long-term minor league contract (which will help me alot)

I look for 14-15 Wins per year, even in Tampa
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Postby raiders_umpire » Sun May 20, 2007 8:05 am

Inukchuk wrote:I see a lot of optimism about him, but so far his minor league numbers aren't too impressive: 4.10ERA, 1.39WHIP. He does have 47K in 41IP, however. Any insight into why his ratios are a little high?



He is struggling with runners on base. I think this is something he can correct with a bit more experience though.
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Postby High Heater » Sun May 20, 2007 3:42 pm

TMAC2DARAKBABY wrote:
raiders_umpire wrote:I think we see him in Tampa in another month or so. He has been pretty good so far in Durham this year. His control has been fairly good and his K rate is great. He has struggled a bit with runners on, but that should get turned around with a bit more experience. As far as projections, I think he could turn into a stud SP even in Tampa and the AL East. I honestly think he will be the ace of the Devil Rays staff as soon as next year over Kazmir and Shields.



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Postby pokerplaya » Mon May 21, 2007 1:47 am

raiders_umpire wrote:I think we see him in Tampa in another month or so. He has been pretty good so far in Durham this year. His control has been fairly good and his K rate is great. He has struggled a bit with runners on, but that should get turned around with a bit more experience. As far as projections, I think he could turn into a stud SP even in Tampa and the AL East. I honestly think he will be the ace of the Devil Rays staff as soon as next year over Kazmir and Shields.


Really? The ace of the staff over Kazmir? That is a bold statement.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Mon May 21, 2007 10:36 am

pokerplaya wrote:
raiders_umpire wrote:I think we see him in Tampa in another month or so. He has been pretty good so far in Durham this year. His control has been fairly good and his K rate is great. He has struggled a bit with runners on, but that should get turned around with a bit more experience. As far as projections, I think he could turn into a stud SP even in Tampa and the AL East. I honestly think he will be the ace of the Devil Rays staff as soon as next year over Kazmir and Shields.


Really? The ace of the staff over Kazmir? That is a bold statement.



Not really bold at all, he has superior talent over Kazmir.
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