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Re: Jeremy Bonderman

Postby bclay » Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:51 pm

Is anybody still hanging onto Bonderman? He just walked three straight batters.
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Re: Jeremy Bonderman

Postby Shock6822 » Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:15 pm

bclay wrote:Is anybody still hanging onto Bonderman? He just walked three straight batters.




Hanging onto, yes, for now. Starting, no, unless he plays the Giants Single-A affiliate :-b
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Re: Jeremy Bonderman

Postby freeling_prideful » Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:47 pm

Bonderman's an interesting guy, he came up to the majors throwing 95-98 mph fastballs but has clearly lacked that velocity for 2 years now. His fastball is now 90-93, not enough to really make hitters uncomfortable, and it doesn't seem to have great movement.

His slider is clearly his best pitch but it's too predictable, and his changeup still remains a relatively undeveloped pitch. Bonderman's a very disappointing prospect in general. That being said, I picked him up off the waiver wire and would still spot start him against exceptionally weak teams, especially ones that struggle against righthanders.

Here's a weird question: how concerned should we be about Verlander based on what has happened to Bonderman? Like Bondy, Verlander came up to the majors super-young and seems to have already slowed down in terms of velocity. I watched Verlander's debut v. the Rangers and every fastball was 97-99. I felt his velocity was very consistently 95 mph in his first season, a bit slower last year. This season it has been 91-96, although averaging closer to 92.

Verlander has a top-shelf changeup and a great curve, so I think he obviously holds up better than his teammate, but it's a worrisome comparison nonetheless.
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Re: Jeremy Bonderman

Postby Zhangman1 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:53 pm

anyone have an opinion on Bonderman this year?
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Re: Jeremy Bonderman

Postby Yoda » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:50 am

They should make him a closer. He'd be dominant.
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Re: Jeremy Bonderman

Postby The_Natural » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:54 am

He is dead to me as a starter.
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Re: Jeremy Bonderman

Postby Zhangman1 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:03 am

Yoda wrote:They should make him a closer. He'd be dominant.


that would be fantastic
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Re: Jeremy Bonderman

Postby Yanks_Baby » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:06 am

Yoda wrote:They should make him a closer. He'd be dominant.

Good point. A 2 pitch pitcher has more success as a closer than a starter.
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Re: Jeremy Bonderman

Postby Zhangman1 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:10 am

Yanks_Baby wrote:
Yoda wrote:They should make him a closer. He'd be dominant.

Good point. A 2 pitch pitcher has more success as a closer than a starter.


think there's even a slight chance this will happen? rotation is slim at best and i think zumaya still holds the title "closer of the future"
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Re: Jeremy Bonderman

Postby Yanks_Baby » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:18 am

Zhangman1 wrote:
Yanks_Baby wrote:
Yoda wrote:They should make him a closer. He'd be dominant.

Good point. A 2 pitch pitcher has more success as a closer than a starter.


think there's even a slight chance this will happen? rotation is slim at best and i think zumaya still holds the title "closer of the future"

Just as much as there's a chance Kevin Miller goes back to pitching.
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