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Re: Phil Hughes

Postby High Heater » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:08 pm

there is no doubting his potential, i just am losing the lust on his ace potential. right now if things breakright for him his max ceiling i am seeing is a solid #2 inning eating guy if he ever gets control. i dont see him better then Lincecum or Gallardo for that matter like i did previously. this isnt harping on his starts.
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Re: Phil Hughes

Postby Noggy » Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:46 pm

J35J wrote:Bingo.....its been very cold in a lot of places to start the year. That alone makes me kind of ignore alot of peoples slow starts....its been horrid playing conditions in alot of places this year.


It's not just that it's been cold, but you also have to keep in mind where Hughes (and Ian Kennedy, but this topic isn't about him) is from - Southern California. All of the Yankees minor league teams below AA play in warm weather cities. He didn't get called up to AA until May when it got warmer. Obviously other guys have pitched well under the same conditions but I think the difference between them and Hughes is Hughes has had a handful of starts in the cold in his entire life. It's common knowledge that cold weather will make a baseball slick and that would mess with his control. This is an experience issue, not an ability issue.

Hughes will still have some bad games even when the weather is better. Afterall, he is one of the youngest players in the majors. But I haven't seen anything this year that would lead me to believe his ceiling is lower than what I thought it was this time last season.
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Re: Phil Hughes

Postby acsguitar » Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:49 pm

Everyone should drop him for Christian guzman
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Re: Phil Hughes

Postby Texican » Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:38 pm

He actually was just dropped in my league. 8-o
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Re: Phil Hughes

Postby Russell James » Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:45 pm

Pick him up then.

He was playing the Red Sox, arguably the most patient team in baseball and it was 15 degrees last night.

This guy will have around 170 Ks, 15 Wins with a 4.00 ERA.
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Re: Phil Hughes

Postby Texican » Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:57 pm

Russell James wrote:Pick him up then.

He was playing the Red Sox, arguably the most patient team in baseball and it was 15 degrees last night.

This guy will have around 170 Ks, 15 Wins with a 4.00 ERA.



Honestly, I am not sure I want to use my WW position on him. I may (still considering it), but I am ok at SP.
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