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Postby chickaboowah » Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:18 pm

We have seen Scherzer and Kershaw already, and we know how that turned out...

who is next on the radar??
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Re: The Next big Minor League Pitching call-up

Postby JMB05 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:58 am

David Price, next year.
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Re: The Next big Minor League Pitching call-up

Postby chickaboowah » Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:20 am

yeah, i was hoping for a little help THIS year!!
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Re: The Next big Minor League Pitching call-up

Postby freeling_prideful » Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:22 pm

The minors lack a lot of polished pitching prospects. And the team that has a ton of them, Tampa Bay, doesn't really need arms in the rotation at the moment...so Wade Davis, David Price, et al are going to be chilling in the minors for a little bit longer--or coming up to do middle relief duty for a playoff run.
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Re: The Next big Minor League Pitching call-up

Postby tah161 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:09 pm

Kershaw when they bring him back up in a couple months.
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Re: The Next big Minor League Pitching call-up

Postby kab21 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:55 pm

If Inman ever gets called up to the Padres he could be a pleasant surprise. He's no Kershaw or Scherzer, but he's been doing pretty good in AA and will be pitching in Petco. But I don't think he's getting the call until September unfortunately.

I wasn't impressed with his delivery today in the futures game. A jerky almost sidearm delivery. but I know nothing about pitching mechanics and he has gotten good results.

As for Scherzer and Kershaw. Scherzer was great statistically, Kershaw did nothing to help me in my roto league. But he's got big time talent.
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Re: The Next big Minor League Pitching call-up

Postby OnceinDC2\1 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:40 am

kab21 wrote:If Inman ever gets called up to the Padres he could be a pleasant surprise. He's no Kershaw or Scherzer, but he's been doing pretty good in AA and will be pitching in Petco. But I don't think he's getting the call until September unfortunately.

I wasn't impressed with his delivery today in the futures game. A jerky almost sidearm delivery. but I know nothing about pitching mechanics and he has gotten good results.

As for Scherzer and Kershaw. Scherzer was great statistically, Kershaw did nothing to help me in my roto league. But he's got big time talent.


Keith Law actually wrote an article today talking about how awkward inman's mechanics are. Apparently most scouts see his ceiling with the aid of Petco park as being as a #3 starter. Take that as you wish.
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Re: The Next big Minor League Pitching call-up

Postby Montana168 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:54 am

tah161 you hit the nail on the head. the next big pitching callup is again...clayton kershaw. IMO he didn't really deserve the demotion because he wasn't doing THAT poorly but i guess they want him pitching more like joba chamberlain. now that the dodgers hitters seem like their starting to make contact with the ball they have a good chance of hangning in there with arizona for the division. that means they will need kershaw in their rotation because stults and chan ho park are not rotation worthy over kershaw IMO. i think kershaw will make at most 3-4 more starts at AA then will be called up as long as all of those starts are very solid.
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Re: The Next big Minor League Pitching call-up

Postby wildcatmatt27 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:11 pm

Chris Volstad 16th pick in 2005
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Re: The Next big Minor League Pitching call-up

Postby jtys17 » Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:01 am

i'm still expecting phil hughes to come back up and stay

(i know that's not the type of player you meant but he's still a minor league guy and the yanks have made it clear he needs to earn a spot to get a call)
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