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Postby Trot Nixon » Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:13 am

Is Oliver Perez the next Johan Santana or is he just having a good year? Whats everyones take on him in the next year and beyond?
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Postby cafe_58 » Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:40 am

Ollie has definitely turned some heads (including mine) this season with his breakout season. I can see the comparisons to Santana: young pitcher, strikeout monster, unproven, and tonnes of potential.

Unfortunately, playing in Pittsburgh with their never-ending re-building process doesn't help. His win totals will be medicore for as long as he stays in Pittsburgh. I think he will garner lots of strikeouts for years to come. Whether his ERA and WHIP improve will depend on his maturity as a pitcher.

With all that said, I have him in a keeper league and am keeping with over Matt Clement, if that helps you at all. I think his numbers will make him a high pick in next year's draft (rounds 3-5, give or take a little).
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Postby Madison » Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:36 am

I'm going to have issues deciding who to keep for next year since Ollie has done so well this year. It will certainly take some thinking (or really good trade bait. We'll see ;-) ).
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:45 am

Madison wrote:I'm going to have issues deciding who to keep for next year since Ollie has done so well this year. It will certainly take some thinking (or really good trade bait. We'll see ;-) ).


Bet you get some bait soon... :-b
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:08 am

cafe_58 wrote:I can see the comparisons to Santana: young pitcher, strikeout monster, unproven, and tonnes of potential.


Keep that Canadian lingo goin ;-D

I always make sure to spell it "colour" and "favourite" ;-D

And as for Perez.......... he seems like a sure-fire keeper to me, unless you're in a league that keeps very few players. It would kill me to let him go free and then see him become one of the best next season. Happened to me with Santana after 2002 :-[
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Postby titanut » Tue Aug 10, 2004 8:40 am

I've only seen him pitch once vs the Braves. What impressed me the most was when he gave up a HR and proceeded to get the
next 2 outs. He looks very confident and in control on the mound.
Speaking of trade bait, I have him, Santana and Peavy and may
land Prior in a trade. Talk about some pre-draft trade bait next
year..
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Postby zEli173 » Tue Aug 10, 2004 10:29 am

He's a definitie stud on the rise. If I had him in a keeper I wouldn't dream of tossing him back. His K/BB is better than 3 to 1, and his whip is 1.13, those are strong signs that he has figured it out. I can't believe that the other day I saw the fellas on baseball tonight debating whether Cliff Lee of Perez has the brighter future. It's not even close.
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Postby Nails » Tue Aug 10, 2004 11:17 am

He has looked good and Ihave been trying to get him all year, but watch the sudden increase in his walks. That is why he hasn't been so good in the past, and it looks like he could be getting tired an therefore throwing allowing more walks.
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Postby t2green2 » Tue Aug 10, 2004 11:31 am

My trouble is I can only keep 2 and I have Pujols and Prior. Really like the kid but is he better than Prior?
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Postby jpbusta » Tue Aug 10, 2004 11:34 am

t2green2 wrote:My trouble is I can only keep 2 and I have Pujols and Prior. Really like the kid but is he better than Prior?


No way. Prior over Perez for sure. :-)
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