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Who is the Next big thing??--Pitching-wise

Postby chickaboowah » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:07 pm

I missed out on Tommy Hanson, so I am wondering who is the Next Big Thing?? Big prospect on the horizon, tearing up AAA? Any info would be great...need all the help I can get!

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Re: Who is the Next big thing??--Pitching-wise

Postby bbroydri » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:18 pm

If you are looking for talent in the AAA level that will be joining the MLB ranks soon...then look no further than Pawtucket. PawSox have 2 studs....both you have probably heard of...Clay Bucholz and John Smoltz. Buchholz has been completely lights out, and Smoltz has a 1.50 era in his 6 rehab starts.
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Re: Who is the Next big thing??--Pitching-wise

Postby lastingsgriller » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:57 pm

i heard something about some guy names strussberger or struessenheim or was it bergstresser or sweet strassy molassy... can't really remember his name, but I heard he was pretty good..
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Re: Who is the Next big thing??--Pitching-wise

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:50 pm

Neftali Feliz, Trevor Cahill, Jhoulys Chacin, Jarrod Parker, and Michael Bowden. All guys to watch. It's not a science. You have to watch these guys, watch their consistency, watch their scouting reports, watch their opponents, and watch those walks. These are just a handful of guys to keep an eye on, if they haven't made the leap to the bigs already (Cahill). Depending on how long you're looking to wait, the list gets longer, more interesting, but also more prone to guys possibly not making the kind of impact you're looking for.
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Re: Who is the Next big thing??--Pitching-wise

Postby metsfan12 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:43 pm

lastingsgriller wrote:i heard something about some guy names strussberger or struessenheim or was it bergstresser or sweet strassy molassy... can't really remember his name, but I heard he was pretty good..


He won't be up this year and I assume the guy means a one year league.
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Re: Who is the Next big thing??--Pitching-wise

Postby StarsNPinstripes » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:02 pm

Sean West. Not sure what will happen when Anibal Sanchez comes back but this guy was a top if not the top prospect for the Marlins but had some injuries. Anthony Swarzak is another I'm eyeing as well but he might be sent down once Glen Perkins returns.
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Re: Who is the Next big thing??--Pitching-wise

Postby jswede » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:14 pm

dbl post - sorry
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Re: Who is the Next big thing??--Pitching-wise

Postby jswede » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:16 pm

StarsNPinstripes wrote:Sean West. Not sure what will happen when Anibal Sanchez comes back but this guy was a top if not the top prospect for the Marlins but had some injuries.


I concur. In 1st 3 starts, he's allowed 2, 1, and 3 runs in just over 5 innings a start. 4 hits each time, 9 k's and 8 bb's total. Not overly impressive until you see that that was against TB, NYM, and MIL.

Tonight, vs the Giants: 8inn, 6k, 1bb, 0er, 0.375whip, W.

Keep an eye... they may well keep him over Nolasco.
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Re: Who is the Next big thing??--Pitching-wise

Postby Montana168 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:37 pm

neftali feliz and chris tillman are the 2 next big pitching prospects that will be relevant this year (possibly this month)...tillman has been on fire in AAA for the orioles all year but feliz had a rocky start (i believe a 4.8 ERA in april, but he's calmed down and cut down the walks which killed him). both are also already in the yahoo database. also like the guy said above, its not that hard to just google prospects and scouting reports to get a feel for who the top guys are and just track their stats on minor league website.
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Re: Who is the Next big thing??--Pitching-wise

Postby BUCCOFAN » Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:19 pm

I am a big fan of Madison Bumgarner (SF) ;-D He will soon join Timmy Lincecum in the rotation, and form a potent dual.....Sanchez should be moved for much needed offensive help.
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