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Postby Yoda » Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:49 pm

godallahstar wrote:so no one else thinks he's a very solid prospect with #2 potential?


I do. Plenty of 21 yo pick up extra MPH during their development. I think he can be very good especially in that park.
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Postby bigh0rt » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:42 pm

godallahstar wrote:so no one else thinks he's a very solid prospect with #2 potential?

I actually think that's exactly what he is.
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Re: Thoughts on Volstad....

Postby stumpak » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:01 am

Yoda wrote:
godallahstar wrote:so no one else thinks he's a very solid prospect with #2 potential?


I do. Plenty of 21 yo pick up extra MPH during their development. I think he can be very good especially in that park.


Yoda, can you explain your rationale? I have a tough seeing a guy with a sub-6.00 K/9 becoming a fantasy #2 SP. Are you projecting that he will gain velocity and increase Ks even though he is supposedly a ground ball pitcher? Just trying to understand what your thinking is.
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Re: Thoughts on Volstad....

Postby Yoda » Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:00 pm

stumpak wrote:
Yoda wrote:
godallahstar wrote:so no one else thinks he's a very solid prospect with #2 potential?


I do. Plenty of 21 yo pick up extra MPH during their development. I think he can be very good especially in that park.


Yoda, can you explain your rationale? I have a tough seeing a guy with a sub-6.00 K/9 becoming a fantasy #2 SP. Are you projecting that he will gain velocity and increase Ks even though he is supposedly a ground ball pitcher? Just trying to understand what your thinking is.


Well, we are not talking fantasy #2 are we? I was thinking more in real life #2.

Sickles gave him a B to B+ grade on this guy over the years. Combining that with his track record, age and growth, I think a decent #2 ceiling is not that far out of reach. You also have to remember that ceiling/potential is the best case scenario.
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