chicksdigdalongball wrote:I think that was a great pick.
FACT: Oakland has lost some pop and their pitching staff will not get thw W's they deserve
FACT: Loaiza added a split finger pitch to his ammo last year and nailed 20 wins and over 200K
FACT: Nailing 200K's means hitters were having a load of trouble hitting his stuff.
Assuming no injuries, IMO Loaiza will shine again and out perform Mulder and probably Zito. All bets are off when bringing Hudson into the picture, but it could happen.
Fact: Madison is right it was a cut fastball
Fact: Loaiza has a career ERA around 5
Fact: once teams started figuring him out last year and having video of his cutter and when he used it he started getting hit. September wasn't kind to him.
Fact: Oakland's Mulder and Zito have had good numbers since they've been in the league.
Fact: Mulder and Zito are better than Loaiza.
So I'd say Loaiza in the 5th is way too high with guys like Zito and Mulder on the board. Loaiza in the 11th is a very good pick cause who knows. Maybe it wasn't a fluke. But I'd go with the safer bet in Zito and Mulder.
Barry Bonds for US president.