Sea Dog Fan wrote:
J35J wrote:He's a big guy with solid stuff....with that said he wasn't that impressive last year. Lets hope his 4 starts from this year is his true self.
Do you know where he pitched for most of last year? He pitched in Lancaster for High A ball, that place is one of the most hitter friendly places in baseball. Fly balls to right field turn into hr because the wind is so bad. Personally, I think the Brandon Webb comparisons are more wishful thinking than the truth. He's more comparable with Derek Lowe, with maybe a few more K's. He's probably a future number two or three starter on a good pitching staff. There might be a chance that he might end up in the bullpen, but his prospects of being a starter are higher than ever.
Well he was 22 in A ball last year and gave up more than a hit per inning and only had a 5.27 K/9. With that said, he did move up to AA last year and pitch much better but in only 58 IP. He's nowhere near Webb.....I like the Lowe comparison much better.
I will say, looking just at minor league numbers can be misleading because it can be like spring training numbers where you don't know if a guy is working solely on 1 pitch during a game or something mechanically different that he isn't used to. Winning and losing isn't priority #1 so there are alot of factors to look at.