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Diamond in the Rough?

Postby Another Blown Save » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:19 am

Thomas Diamond, former 1st round pick, finally made his major league debut today at age 27.
Tonight's line
6 IP, 3 ER, 7 hits, 3 walks and 10 Ks

Just wanted to see how many people are gonna try to gamble with this guy.
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Re: Diamond in the Rough?

Postby kab21 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:10 am

I won't be. BB's and FB's are issues for him. This will likely result in some very ugly days.
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Re: Diamond in the Rough?

Postby Havok1517 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:02 am

I'm glad he finally made it back from injury after showing so much promise as a prospect. Still, his true value might be in relief.
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Re: Diamond in the Rough?

Postby Skin Blues » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:08 pm

The Ks have always been there, as has an excellent HR/9. The issue was the amount of walks he was giving up, which is down significantly this season. Some people take a little while to reach their potential (Cliff Lee for example - used to have horrible walk rates, now he's the best in the game) so it's not out of the question that his success is for real. Definitely worth a gamble considering his K potential. I don't follow the NL all that much so I don't know if he can stick in the Cubs' rotation, though. I remember Zam, Gorzelanny, and Cashner not being able to squeeze in earlier on.
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