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bigken117 wrote:You think Seattle would call him up and give him some IP out of the pen just to see how he handles major league batters? I know they may (and they should) baby him cause of his shoulder, so letting pitch an inning here and there while gauging his readiness could be the way they go? And next spring he competes for a spot in the rotation?
garf112 wrote:carter wrote:bigken117 wrote:You think Seattle would call him up and give him some IP out of the pen just to see how he handles major league batters? I know they may (and they should) baby him cause of his shoulder, so letting pitch an inning here and there while gauging his readiness could be the way they go? And next spring he competes for a spot in the rotation?
nah, if you wanted instant success you shoulda drafted Duke or Wang in your prospect drafts ..
reality - 1
hype - 0
Congratulations on your statement that Duke's Major League stats are better than King Felix' at this point. You are just plain dumb if you don't think that Felix has the OPPORTUNITY to have a better career than Duke. I have Duke in my keeper league, and planning on having Felix when he becomes available as well.
When you deal with prospects, you put a ceiling on them. King Felix has a nearly unlimited one. Duke has one that would make him a very productive pitcher, but not a dominant strikeout artist.
Way to go master of the obvious.
garf112 wrote:carter wrote:
thanks. just make sure you put big ceilings on the right prospects next time .. Prince Felix deserves it, but he ain't getting there in 05..
If I knew what this meant, I would respond in full.
If it means that I didn't put a high enough ceiling on Duke, that is untrue. I definitely read BA, but also make my own predictions and assumptions about players. I figured Duke would be a solid #2 starter, which he will most certainly become.
Also, sometimes I am wrong.
When did you jump on the Duke bandwagon?
RotoWire 7/28/05 wrote:Felix Hernandez (P) SEA 7/28/2005
Hernandez (bursitis) will return the starting rotation Saturday for Triple-A Tacoma, the Tacoma News-Tribune reports. Hernandez had been bothered by bursitis in his throwing shoulder. After taking some time off, he made five relief appearances and reported no problems with the shoulder. "He seems to be completely healthy," Rainiers pitching coach Rafael Chaves said Wednesday about the bursitis that sidelined Hernandez from June 14 to July 9. "I don’t think he threw a pitch below 96 mph (on Tuesday)." Hernandez had 15 strikeouts in 10 relief innings. If Hernandez's shoulder holds up in his start, he could be in Seattle before long.
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