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starter or reliever?

starter
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69%
reliever
13
31%
 
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Re: the great joba debate

Postby cobbs87 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:08 pm

Just to stir the pot a little...do you guys think Phil Hughes would be having the same level of success in the pen? I personally do. The ability to dial it up on every pitch enhances a reliever's performance. Pure stuff wise Joba is a little better, but I feel like most elite starting pitching prospects could achieve a high level of success in a setup role. Granted Joba does create the feeling of an x-factor and just carries himself with a veteran poise.
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Re: the great joba debate

Postby Yoda » Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:13 pm

cobbs87 wrote:Just to stir the pot a little...do you guys think Phil Hughes would be having the same level of success in the pen? I personally do. The ability to dial it up on every pitch enhances a reliever's performance. Pure stuff wise Joba is a little better, but I feel like most elite starting pitching prospects could achieve a high level of success in a setup role. Granted Joba does create the feel of an x-factor and just general poise.


Absolutely. I think Hughes would be dynamite out of the pen. His stuff might be a tick below Joba's but he has a bit better command.
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Re: the great joba debate

Postby Yoda » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:25 am

Well that didn't take long for Steinbrenner to reiterate that Joba should be in the rotation. :-D
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