i have heard many people compare greinke to a right handed glavine and bonderman to smoltz,,,,i dont really see it yet, considering the teams they are on,,,but if they get that good u better watch out.....of course considering both of their ages (early 20s) they still have some years to grow and blossom...and i do recall glavine and smoltz struggling their first couple of years in the majors( but of course the braves were terrible then as well)
Greinke was billed as a Maddux-style pitcher that hit spots, changed speeds and controls a game by keeping hitters off balance. Comparing him to Maddux is pretty unfair but he is a pitcher in that type of mold.
Bonderman is basically your typical 90's power pitcher with a mid-90s tailing fastball and a nasty slider. Since I compared Greinke to Maddux I'll say Bonderman takes after John Smoltz.
As far as success goes I wouldn't put either one of those players near the class of Maddux and Smoltz ( Maddux especially) but they both have very bright futures ahead of them.
*edit* Guess I type too slow, the comparisons have already been made.
Music2004Man wrote:I think these two guys have a lot of upside but I was curious who you guys think they take after? What current major leaguers do you think are similar in style (and maybe success)?
Greinke is more of a control-type pitcher, more in the Maddux vein.
Bonderman, from what I have read, is certainly a number 1 starter in Detroit, and probably quite a few other places as well.
here are their 04 stats:
Player INN GS W L S K BBI HA ERA WHIP
Bonderman, DET 184.0 32 11 13 0 168 73 168 4.891 1.310
Greinke, KC 145.0 24 8 11 0 100 26 143 3.972 1.165