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Postby Real Deal » Mon May 10, 2004 2:08 pm

the following is my list of the best young pitchers in the game:

Top Tier:
M Prior
Roy Oswalt
R Halladay
Zito

Second Tier:
Carlos Zambrano
Johan Santana
Brandon Webb
Fransico Rodriguez
CC Sabathia
Josh Beckett
Dontrelle Willis

Third Tier:
Jake Peavy
Oliver Perez
Odalis Perez
Byung Kim
Brad Penny

Maybe one day, but not yet:
Adam Eaton
Edwin Jackson
Zach Grienke
Brett Myers
J Affeldt
Horacio Ramirez
Jimmy Gobble
Rafael Soriano

So, what do you think....Who am i missing or have misplaced??

i based "young Pitchers" on any pitcher born in or after 1977.
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Postby WhiteHot » Mon May 10, 2004 2:10 pm

Zach Day. maybe put him in either third tier or not yet. He was born in 78.

And move Penny up. He's better than the other guys in Third Tier.

And move Dontrelle down. He has no reason to be in the class of Beckett, Santana, etc.
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Postby Real Deal » Mon May 10, 2004 2:14 pm

good call regarding willis....i think the media, his first three starts this season, and the publicity got me all caught up.
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Postby BiggityBaseball » Mon May 10, 2004 2:21 pm

Gota bump Peavy up to 2nd tier...
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Postby Dans » Mon May 10, 2004 2:25 pm

Yup, Peavy's gotta be in tier 2. And Beckett's in Tier 1. Would anyone rather have Zito over Beckett?
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Postby GuruHamster » Mon May 10, 2004 2:26 pm

I'd move Francisco Rodriguez to the first tier. Here's the reason why. People can't hit him. Despite a shaky season last year (3.0ERA) the career average against Rodriguez is .170

This year he's pitched about 17 innings.. allowed only a couple hits.. walked 3 and struck out 28. Heck he's only like 22 (or 23) years old.

The guy's strike out to innings ratio is off the freaking charts. He's going to be a stud.
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Postby jmo » Mon May 10, 2004 2:35 pm

What about Rich Harden? When he gets his control locked in, he'll be a stud. Dude looks like he's going to lob it up there, then the cannon firs and his ball explodes through the zone. His motion is so effortless it rminds me of a Fred Couples (golf) swing.
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Postby crazycanuck » Mon May 10, 2004 2:36 pm

what about Randy wolf? Or Cliff Lee? They must fit into this somehow.
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Postby mcmahojl » Mon May 10, 2004 2:37 pm

I agree about F. Rodriguez...he should be in the first tier...and what about Zito? He really has not shown the signs of brilliance that he did two years ago...K rate going way down...maybe he should be in the second tier untiul he proves otherwise. And is Hudson too old for this list? Also, Penny and Peavy should probably move up a notch...cool post though... :-B
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Postby Registered_Guest » Mon May 10, 2004 3:44 pm

Pretty good list.

For what he's asked to do, bump F-rod to tier 1. There aren't too many relievers in the league better than him.

Though he's won a Cy Young, I'd bump Zito down to tier 2; bump Beckett up to one (there's not a youngster, besides Prior, I'd rather have than Beckett).

I'd put Peavy in Tier 2 as well.
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