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Postby GSes » Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:00 am

It seems like everyone and their mother is forgetting about Roy Oswalt when creating a top 10 SP list.

Roy was unhitable in his first 2 major league season.

Roy was unhitable when he pitched with a hurt groin in 2003.

Why is Oswalt a sleeper?

1. He is still only 26 and his best years are ahead of him

2. Pettitte & Clemens take off the pressure of carrying the stros staff

3. His career record of 43-17 is eye popping. 8-o

4. Career 8.25 K/9

5. Career 2.92 ERA & Career 1.14 WHIP

6. great bullpen & offense behind him

At this time last year Oswalt was a preseason top 7 pick. Many believed him to be the heir to the NL pitching crown after RJ. It seems like I have heard very little about Oswalt lately. I see no reason why Oswalt shouldn't be a preseason top 10 and I see no reason why he can't finish 2004 in the top 5 or with a Cy Young title.

After thinking about Oswalt today after I had ranked him #10 as I too have sord of forgotten about him I realised he should be taken before Wood b/c even though Wood will strike out more Oswalt is better in every other category.

I think that in 2004

20 wins
210 K's
2.70 ERA
1.10 WHIP

is very possible and he may be capable of even better.

OK so Oswalt isnt a sleeper but if a sleeper means outperforming your draft position and pre season expectations then Oswalt seems like it. I think he is poised for a monster year.
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:48 am

I am a little worried about his groin injury....but still...I would not argue if he ended up at 2 or 3 on my staff.... ;-D
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Postby wrveres » Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:59 am

exactly ... his groin is my only concern, otherwise the kid is Golden ;-D
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Re: Oswalt a sleeper?

Postby stabone76 » Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:00 am

GSes wrote:It seems like everyone and their mother is forgetting about Roy Oswalt when creating a top 10 SP list.

Roy was unhitable in his first 2 major league season.

Roy was unhitable when he pitched with a hurt groin in 2003.

Why is Oswalt a sleeper?

1. He is still only 26 and his best years are ahead of him

2. Pettitte & Clemens take off the pressure of carrying the stros staff

3. His career record of 43-17 is eye popping. 8-o

4. Career 8.25 K/9

5. Career 2.92 ERA & Career 1.14 WHIP

6. great bullpen & offense behind him

At this time last year Oswalt was a preseason top 7 pick. Many believed him to be the heir to the NL pitching crown after RJ. It seems like I have heard very little about Oswalt lately. I see no reason why Oswalt shouldn't be a preseason top 10 and I see no reason why he can't finish 2004 in the top 5 or with a Cy Young title.

After thinking about Oswalt today after I had ranked him #10 as I too have sord of forgotten about him I realised he should be taken before Wood b/c even though Wood will strike out more Oswalt is better in every other category.

I think that in 2004

20 wins
210 K's
2.70 ERA
1.10 WHIP

is very possible and he may be capable of even better.

OK so Oswalt isnt a sleeper but if a sleeper means outperforming your draft position and pre season expectations then Oswalt seems like it. I think he is poised for a monster year.
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Postby GSes » Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:03 am

The kid is indeed golden I have seen him in person and he can flat out pitch. He is very entertaining to watch because of the motion and I truly believe this guy is tops in the NL and may take the 2004 Cy.
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Postby kentx12 » Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:35 am

I believe if he can stay healthy this year he again will be dominant as he was 2 yrs ago.
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Postby trevisc » Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:57 am

I think Oswalt is a great pitcher and should be drafted in the same class as guys like Mulder,Zito and Hudson.
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Postby wrveres » Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:31 am

trevisc wrote:I think Oswalt is a great pitcher and should be drafted in the same class as guys like Mulder,Zito and Hudson.


are you not concerned about his injury history trev?
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Postby mikcou » Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:21 am

wrveres wrote:
trevisc wrote:I think Oswalt is a great pitcher and should be drafted in the same class as guys like Mulder,Zito and Hudson.


are you not concerned about his injury history trev?


maybe he already took that into account :-?
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Postby tlef316 » Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:46 am

last year the guy was a late 2nd rounder in alot of drafts, so he hardly qualifies as a sleeper. i have him just outside my top 10. ve got him at # 12 behind mussina and zito. overall, he is a good # 2 starter with # 1 stats if he stays healthy all year.
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