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Postby diesel99xx » Fri Jul 02, 2004 7:27 am

I was wondering what all of you thought about Brazelton.
His last 2 starts have been very good, this is the guy drafted after Prior and Joe Mauer at #3.
Possibly a very good find on the waiver wire.............
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Postby crip » Fri Jul 02, 2004 7:40 am

i picked him up---little word of advice....only start him when he is at home at this point...he pitches very well at home...not so good on the road
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Postby wrveres » Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:10 am

He has all the talent in the world when his control is on. He is still young, so expect some inconsistency. He projects to be a solid number three if not a decent number two type pitcher over the long run.

There wasn't much Hoop'la in here when he got called up...
could have been last years struggles but apparently everybody is still getting over their Riley hangover
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Postby jojo » Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:55 am

wrveres wrote:He has all the talent in the world when his control is on. He is still young, so expect some inconsistency. He projects to be a solid number three if not a decent number two type pitcher over the long run.

There wasn't much Hoop'la in here when he got called up...
could have been last years struggles but apparently everybody is still getting over their Riley hangover


Agreed. Looking at his minor league stats this year, he is either lights out or rocked. That says when he's on he is unhittable. I like that coming from a young pitcher like him.... he will refine his mechanics and only improve.

He's said to have gone back to his original college delivery this year after experimenting with new delivery last year and failed miserably. That alone is worth a dime, cant argue with the stats... He's K/BB ratio isnt exactly great but that should improve.
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Postby warrick95 » Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:46 am

Jojo hit the nail on the head.

Lamar and the rest of the D-Rays organization admits that they screwed up badly when trying to give Dewon a new delivery. He just didn't do well with it and now he has gone back to the old delivery. Lights out, but has a minor control problem. That will improve with polish. Sure, the K/BB ain't great, but the hits aren't there. Walks can kill you, but BB vs. H can be looked at in a positive way, as well.
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Postby hybrid » Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:53 am

One great stat about Dewon this year is that he has yet to give up a HR in Triple A or in the bigs.

I think he has the potential to be a pretty good starter. But his upside is not that of Prior or Mauer, he doesn't have that big of a ceiling. Like wrveres said, most likely a #3, a chance to be a #2 starter.
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Postby Members Only Jackets » Fri Jul 02, 2004 12:51 pm

is he this years' Dontrell Willis?
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Postby jojo » Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:13 pm

Members Only Jackets wrote:is he this years' Dontrell Willis?


i hope not.. dontrelle blew up after the all star break last year..
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Postby korwin » Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:16 pm

i like him, but he throws way too many walks.
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