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Postby shortsavage » Tue Feb 24, 2004 12:56 am

Yeah, Blanton is supposed to be better than Harden. He is definately worth mining for on draft day.
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Postby RynMan » Tue Feb 24, 2004 12:57 am

tell me about it. they are saying this kid is better than harden was at that age. yeah should be interesting to see what he does this year in the minors....how old is he? anyone know? how hard does he throw?
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Postby shortsavage » Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:05 am

Here is what CBS had to say about him...

Tristian Cockcroft wrote:2. JOE BLANTON, SP
Age: 23, Throws: R, Ht: 6-3, Wt: 225, Acquired: OAK first round, 2002.
Those who read Moneyball are aware that Blanton was not the first player the Athletics landed with their seven first-round picks in the 2002 amateur draft, but he was the best. He has a mid-90s fastball and devastating breaking pitches (curveball and slider), and merely needs to improve at changing speeds to become a future staff ace. ETA: Mid-2005.


2003 Minor League Stats
2003 STATS W L ERA G GS CG SV IP H ER HR BB K WHIP
Class A Kane County 8 7 2.57 21 21 2 0 133 110 38 6 19 144 0.970
Double-A Midland 3 1 1.26 7 5 1 1 35.2 21 5 1 7 30 0.785
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:05 am

How is "Duchscherer" pronounced anyway? What's with all the c's and h's? Is it like "duck-shearer", ""doosh-kerrer", or "doosherer"??? Is it french, meaning the "er" on the end would be pronounced as "ay"?????? It would be muc easier if he just changed it to "Durocher" :-D
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Postby shortsavage » Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:07 am

LBJackal wrote:How is "Duchscherer" pronounced anyway?


I believe it is simply Duke-sher.
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Postby 2k4cubs » Tue Feb 24, 2004 2:10 am

he is a very good prospect, but with those gaudy numbers you to remember that he put up most of them in low A ball where he was quite old compared to the rest of the league.
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Postby RynMan » Tue Feb 24, 2004 2:18 am

shortsavage wrote:
LBJackal wrote:How is "Duchscherer" pronounced anyway?


I believe it is simply Duke-sher.


i thought it was doo-she-rer
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Postby shortsavage » Tue Feb 24, 2004 2:32 am

RynMan wrote:
shortsavage wrote:
LBJackal wrote:How is "Duchscherer" pronounced anyway?


I believe it is simply Duke-sher.


i thought it was doo-she-rer


I just checked with one of my top A's resource friends and he is riding the Duke-shur train.
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