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Re: 6 Young SP Studs

Postby GiantsFan14 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:32 pm

lincecum
felix
cain
gallardo
hughes
billingsley

off the top of my head...and i swear i'm not biased...... :-B
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Re: 6 Young SP Studs

Postby kentx12 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:59 pm

Any reasons why alot of you seem to be having no love for Billingsly? I am extreamly high on him for this year and many more to come.
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Re: 6 Young SP Studs

Postby BigLebowski » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:08 pm

Career not just next season I have them as follows.

Lincecum
Gallardo
Billingsley
Cain
Felix
Hughes
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Re: 6 Young SP Studs

Postby Ender » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:24 pm

Lincecum
Gallardo
Felix
BIllingsley
Hughes
Cain

There is no lack of love for Billingsley in this thread, these are the best young arms in baseball and he's right in the middle of most peoples rankings, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
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Re: 6 Young SP Studs

Postby WittyC » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:28 pm

jlm53089 wrote:I honesly do not think Felix will last, he will be dominate for his first few years, but I see him being a Carlos Zambrano type pitcher.

But heres my rank:
Lincecum
Cain
Billingsley
Felix
Hughes

Gallardo


Is that a joke? You think Lincecum, Cain and Billingsley will be better than Carlos Zambrano? I could easily make the argument that Zambrano has been the most consistent pitcher in the NL over the past five years. All six of these candidates would be lucky to sniff the kind of success Z has had in Chicago. Sub 4.00 ERA, 30+ starts, 200+ innings, 13+ wins over each of the past 5 years. No one besides Cain has even sniffed those numbers.

Sorry, but somebody's gotta get the Baby Bull's back. He is an absolute ace and a great value pick this year.
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Re: 6 Young SP Studs

Postby Grounded Polo » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:31 pm

1. Felix
2. Hughes
3. Cain
4. Lincecum
5. Gallardo
6. BIllingsley

None of them have done enough yet to make me rank anyone but Felix on top. Bills being ranked last is more out of ignorance right now because I've never seen him pitch but seems like a nice candidate to break out based on numbers and scouting reports.
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Re: 6 Young SP Studs

Postby hybrid » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:34 pm

Let me first say that for the most part they are all pretty close IMO. Also I think Bailey deserves to be in there, but I understand he hasnt logged many innings and his debut wasnt that promising last season (though I think it was more due to injury).

1 - Felix - I refuse to believe someone with his talent won't be the best, it could happen but he is just to good.
2a - Billingsley - Seems to always get underrated but I like everything about him, his drive IMO might be the best out of everyone on this list.
2b - Cain - I just think Bills has more drive and "pitches" more so than Cain.
4 - Lincecum - 4th? man I must hate him for as much hype as he gets. Honestly he could be as high as #2 or as low as #6 IMO, need to see more of him and how he progresses in his 2nd year.
5 - Hughes - Not higher due to injuries
6 - Gallardo - Weird to have him at 6th, but I just think everyone else is better or has shown more up to date. Like Lincecum could be higher.
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Re: 6 Young SP Studs

Postby Ender » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:49 pm

Is that a joke? You think Lincecum, Cain and Billingsley will be better than Carlos Zambrano? I could easily make the argument that Zambrano has been the most consistent pitcher in the NL over the past five years. All six of these candidates would be lucky to sniff the kind of success Z has had in Chicago. Sub 4.00 ERA, 30+ starts, 200+ innings, 13+ wins over each of the past 5 years. No one besides Cain has even sniffed those numbers.

Sorry, but somebody's gotta get the Baby Bull's back. He is an absolute ace and a great value pick this year.


A lot of people (myself included) think that Zambrano has already had the best years of his career and it is all downhill from here. He might stick at his 2007 stats for a few more years but then he is an over 4 ERA innings eater. I fully understand the opinion he gave of an early ace who fades early.
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Re: 6 Young SP Studs

Postby HOOTIE » Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:43 am

Interesting opinions. I suspected that the lists would be varied. Felix/Lincecum seem to be getting the most votes at 1.
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Re: 6 Young SP Studs

Postby mariners47 » Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:00 am

rank, with age for 2008 season (July 1st) in parens.

1. Felix (22)
2. Cain (23)
3. Gallardo (22)
4. Billingsley (23)
5. Lincecum (24)
6. Hughes (22)
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