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Postby kage812004 » Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:28 pm

i will keep a eye on him, thanks
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Postby shortsavage » Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:39 pm

kage812004 wrote:i will keep a eye on him, thanks


Glad I could help. Jeff Francis is one of the top pitching prospects in baseball, but he is with the Rockies. You may want to check out The Baseball Cube for minor league and major league numbers.
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Postby DK » Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:07 pm

I'd like to make a stronger case for Zack Greinke and Jeremy Bonderman to bust out this year.
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Postby crapshooter » Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:45 am

I'll vote for Bonderman also..another pitcher I like is Brian Lawrence
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Postby prodpaul » Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:52 am

shortsavage wrote:Runelvys Hernandez is a pitcher for the Royals. He will be turing 27 this March. Hernandez was off to an amazing start at the age of 25 as the 2003 season begun. He then went on to struggle mightily and soon after had to go under the knife for Tommy John sugery.

Due to the timing of his injury, he was just beggining to throw at full speed last September. Look for Hernandez to win a rotation spot, defy uninformed critics and show up on everyone's radar by the 2005 All-Star break.

When I followed Runelvys Hernandez during his first stint in the big leagues (2002), I recall thinking he and Oliver Perez were some of the better young, rising arms in baseball. Hernandez had a 8.23 K/9 ratio in the minors compared to Oliver Perez's 9.97.

Of course Hernandez is not the next Oliver Perez, as he is older and less proven. And I know that one slight similarity from the minor leagues does not mean a ton. But if Runelvys Hernandez is worth keeping an eye on.


Word here in KC is that he was throwing so well in a recent mini camp that Pena is considering him for Opening Day. Sounds odd with Greinke but that is what he said.
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Postby SPEEDY » Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:20 am

Wow only 1 vote for A.J. Burnett.

If your looking for a breakout canidate thats him. Bonderman, Greinke, Harden will not come close to amazing numbers. Will put up average / above average but not unreal number potential there.

Picking any 3 of these players is wishful thinking and hoping you can wait late to get a good pitcher. It's not going to happen pick the studs don't hope on these young arms it will hurt you bigtime.
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Postby SPEEDY » Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:28 am

Let me elaborate why I wouldn't draft these guys unless its keeper

Rich Harden - 4.5 era or so and walks to many to be a stud yet

Bonderman - will destroy your team era, and whip, wont get many wins on Detroit. Everyones happy with his 2nd half stats last year?
5-7 record doesnt do it for me

Greinke - out of these 3 the best control and will have a better era and whip. Problem is the wins category in KC

Oh yeah not a sleeper but could step back up to bigtime status

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Postby Doc19 » Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:48 pm

How about Adam Eaton... the guy has got great stuff, K's a lot of batters... and pitches at PETCO


Also, Victor Zambrano has also shown flashes of brilliance, surrounded by a fair share of forgettable outings... if somehow he could pull it altogether he might be a bargain this year...
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Postby red » Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:23 pm

SPEEDY wrote:Let me elaborate why I wouldn't draft these guys unless its keeper

Rich Harden - 4.5 era or so and walks to many to be a stud yet

Bonderman - will destroy your team era, and whip, wont get many wins on Detroit. Everyones happy with his 2nd half stats last year?
5-7 record doesnt do it for me

Greinke - out of these 3 the best control and will have a better era and whip. Problem is the wins category in KC

Oh yeah not a sleeper but could step back up to bigtime status

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Agree with everything here except I had Greinke last year and loved it. Dude didn't win any games; but if he's pitching on a Sunday night and you're trying to bring your WHIP down or get a couple extra Ks to carry a category, he's money in the bank. I would draft Greinke just cause he's so reliable.
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Postby red » Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:23 pm

Doc19 wrote:How about Adam Eaton... the guy has got great stuff, K's a lot of batters... and pitches at PETCO


Also, Victor Zambrano has also shown flashes of brilliance, surrounded by a fair share of forgettable outings... if somehow he could pull it altogether he might be a bargain this year...


LOL
Dude, I agree with you. Now be prepared to field the barrage of anti-Zambrano posts...
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