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Postby NYMetsGM » Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:53 pm

who are the top 10 pitchers who have yet to throw a pitch in the Majors
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Postby DaQ » Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:58 pm

I don't know too much about minor leaguers, but I do know a few of them (I have #1 pick in the Minor League Draft in my league, so I only know a couple).

#1 pitcher = Felix Hernandez from the Seattle Mariners.

He's only 18 right now and from what I hear he's amazing. Also, Seattle is conserving his arm so he doesn't burn out when he reaches the Majors, which should be by next year (or shortly after that). He is the clear #1 and may be great. He's somewhere between AA and AAA right now (I think AA).

For 2-10, you'll have to wait for Hybrid or another Minor LEague expert...sry :~(
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Postby Rico The Retard » Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:41 pm

1. Felix Hernandez
2. Matt Cain
3. Adam Miller
4. Chad Billingsley
5. Kyle Davies
6. Yusmerio Petit
7. Cole Hamels(if wasnt injured)

well theres my top 7, dont know much more
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Postby joshheines » Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:57 pm

1. Felix Hernandez
2. Adam Miller
3. Chad Billingsley
4. Matt Cain
5. Cole Hamels
6. Scott Olsen
7. Yusmeiro Petit
8. Greg Miller
9. Jeff Niemann
10. Thomas Diamond
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Postby hybrid » Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:58 am

1) Felix Hernandez - yeah everyone knows the drill on this guy, or should by now
2) Chad Billingsley - honestly numbers 2, 3, and 4 depending on the person could be in any order, but I like Billingsley more the Cain and recently give him more of an edge of Miller.
3) Matt Cain - he moves to #3 cause I moved Miller down recently
4) Adam Miller - so why have I moved him down? Well, he has soreness in his elbow and has been shut down...never a good sign for a pitching prospect. It could turn out to be nothing major, but since he is so close to Billinsgley and Cain for me, he moves down to 4th.
5) Jeff Niemann - not a homer bias, I thought he was great before the Rays took him. Has a great chance to breeze through the system and end up in TB at the end of the year.
6) Z. Duke/ M. Hinickley/ D. Meyer/ S. Olsen - I felt all these lefties should be mentioned for the top 10, they have proved themselves and are healthy so I'll list them about in the middle for that
7) Yusmeiro Petit - great numbers, they speak for themselves
8) Cole Hamels - lost year due to injuries, but this kid was arguably the best SP in the minors last year
9) Greg Miller - same thing as Hamels
10) Homer Bailey - yeah hasn't thrown a pitch in A ball yet, but I love the kids potential.

Hmm so I guess it's somewhat of my Top 13 pitchers. If the bottom 3 (8, 9, 10) have years they are capable of, they will be among the best pitchers in the minors (for some of them again).
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Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:15 am

hybrid wrote:1) Felix Hernandez - yeah everyone knows the drill on this guy, or should by now
2) Chad Billingsley - honestly numbers 2, 3, and 4 depending on the person could be in any order, but I like Billingsley more the Cain and recently give him more of an edge of Miller.
3) Matt Cain - he moves to #3 cause I moved Miller down recently
4) Adam Miller - so why have I moved him down? Well, he has soreness in his elbow and has been shut down...never a good sign for a pitching prospect. It could turn out to be nothing major, but since he is so close to Billinsgley and Cain for me, he moves down to 4th.
5) Jeff Niemann - not a homer bias, I thought he was great before the Rays took him. Has a great chance to breeze through the system and end up in TB at the end of the year.
6) Z. Duke/ M. Hinickley/ D. Meyer/ S. Olsen - I felt all these lefties should be mentioned for the top 10, they have proved themselves and are healthy so I'll list them about in the middle for that
7) Yusmeiro Petit - great numbers, they speak for themselves
8) Cole Hamels - lost year due to injuries, but this kid was arguably the best SP in the minors last year
9) Greg Miller - same thing as Hamels
10) Homer Bailey - yeah hasn't thrown a pitch in A ball yet, but I love the kids potential.

Hmm so I guess it's somewhat of my Top 13 pitchers. If the bottom 3 (8, 9, 10) have years they are capable of, they will be among the best pitchers in the minors (for some of them again).




this is a great list, the only one i would have any hesitation about is olsen..... his ability to throw a shutout one game, and then the next pitch 3 innings giving up 8 hits scares me away from him a bit...but he has the potential to become awesome if he can harness all his ability......
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Postby NYMetsGM » Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:45 pm

How about these guys would they close

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Postby hybrid » Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:54 pm

IMO they are pretty much the next guys I would mention, along with Anthony Reyes.
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Postby joshheines » Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:03 pm

Hybrid, what about our "Homer" deal! I didn't mention him in my list. For me, he'd slot in ahead of the more proven players. I'm a big fan of tools.
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Postby Savoy Special » Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:03 am

This is the order of pitchers taken recently in our league's draft:
1) Felix Hernandez
2) Adam Loewen ???
3) Cole Hamels
4) Matt Cain
5) Chad Billingsley
6) Kyle Davies
7) Ervin Santana
8) Adam Miller
9) Anthony Reyes
10) John Danks
11) Ezequiel Astacio
12) Jered Weaver
13) Zach Duke
14) Greg Miller
15) Jeff Niemann
16) Yusmeiro Petit
17) Thomas Diamond
18) Huston Street
19) Bobby Brownlie
20) Chuck Tiffany
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