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Postby jpgretzky15 » Mon Mar 03, 2003 9:24 pm

Wow, people are REALLY overrating a kid who has had 1 good season, if you call his 2002 season good. He had a decent year, while still struggling a bit with control, after YEARS of being killed from his control. Now ESPN.com has him mock drafted in the 7th round and said he could be picked in the 4th or 5th round. Are they crazy?
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Postby HOOTIE » Mon Mar 03, 2003 10:10 pm

Clement is for real. In the minors he was compared to Kevin Brown, because of his sinking fastball, and was a top ranked sp prospect much the same as Peavy now. Matt is 28, and it simply took him a bit longer to mature. The best thing in his career was getting traded to Chicago, where they told him to throw his slider.
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Postby Nappy Dugout » Tue Mar 04, 2003 12:19 am

I hear you, but am blinded by stuff. I was big on him early in his career, and neglected to get him last year of course. This year, I think he will continue the roll. He could truly breakout this year, but I would guess he would improve and still have his poor games.

Brown was a good comparison. I looked up his stats early in his career. Not so good even when he won 20 from a pure fantasy perspective.

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Postby Brokentusks9 » Tue Mar 04, 2003 12:36 am

Clement and Meadows were supposed to be the future of the Padres... Then Clement was supposed to be the future of the Marlins.. Now Clement is supposed to bust out with Cubs?? I'll pass thank you.
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Postby HOOTIE » Tue Mar 04, 2003 12:48 am

Brokentusks9 wrote:Clement and Meadows were supposed to be the future of the Padres... Then Clement was supposed to be the future of the Marlins.. Now Clement is supposed to bust out with Cubs?? I'll pass thank you.


I think we can say Matt busted out.

215 batting avg 6th best in bb
344 slugging% against 10th best
7.11 hits per 9 7th best
215 strikeouts 5th best
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Postby wrveres » Tue Mar 04, 2003 6:27 am

:-B One more thing. He now has a Manager that knows how to get the best out of a pitcher. I imagine 'ol Dusty was Smiling pretty darn wide when he saw Wood, Prior, and Clement to go along with "Baby Bonds", sitting on his roster. Personally I think Prior is really something special. His friking K/9 has been the same at every level. Its almost stupid High. Maybe RJ high consistently. Clement will only grow along with two of the best K artist in the game. And as comparing him to Brown. Hitters used to say that Kevin was the hardest to hit of the Big Three (RJ/CURT/BROWN).
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Postby prodpaul » Tue Mar 04, 2003 9:00 am

He gave up 4 Runs to the Royals in two innings the other day. I say overrated.
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Postby EugeneStyles » Tue Mar 04, 2003 10:25 am

Yeah, that's probably a good idea... judging him based on one start in spring training.
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Postby prodpaul » Tue Mar 04, 2003 10:30 am

Well that's the beauty of our fair country. It is my opinion and I am entitled to it. :-) I would'nt draft him. That is just me though.
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Postby Guest » Tue Mar 04, 2003 10:39 am

No, you are not entitled to an opinion. You should be locked up.
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