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Postby superfly » Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:49 pm

Top 5: Santana, Oswalt, Prior, Peavy, Harden

Next 5: Beckett, Burnett, Willis, Sheets, Buehrle

Sleepers: Felix, Patterson, D.Cabrera, Kazmir
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Postby davidmarver » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:17 pm

Peavy, Harden, Prior, Halladay, Kazmir
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Postby KaiserSoze » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:21 pm

bd3521 wrote:HYPE-d :-D



I guess you haven't seen him pitch then.
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Postby bd3521 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:33 pm

KaiserSoze wrote:
bd3521 wrote:HYPE-d :-D



I guess you haven't seen him pitch then.

We will find out shortly
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Postby KaiserSoze » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:36 pm

bd3521 wrote:We will find out shortly


No, we won't. It takes years for a pitcher of his age to develop and show his value. Isn't he 20 now?
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Postby The Jury » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:44 pm

black_hawk8888 wrote:no votes for Zach Duke???


No, the Duke has had an impressive start to his MLB career but he hasn't shown the potential of a Mark Prior, Felix Hernandez, etc.

Back to the topic, is Jake Peavy really going to be that good? Was he highly touted coming into the league?

5 years from now the top 5 pitchers will definitely include Prior, Santana, and Harden. I think Halladay will be at his peak still when 5 years comes around.

To throw a name out there.... Zack Greinke anyone?

Baseball Prospectus has him touted as the Future of Pitching.
The odds of the AL MVP coming from the American League are looking pretty good.
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Postby KaiserSoze » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:46 pm

The Jury wrote:5 years from now the top 5 pitchers will definitely include Prior, Santana, and Harden.



Never say 'definitely' when talking about pitchers. Especially injury-prone pitchers like Prior. Another ball off his elbow could end his career.
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Postby Tavish » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:52 pm

bellings wrote:Why is everyone so high on Bonderman? Harden has been much more impressive so far, and he's only 1 year older.


Because he is a Cafe favorite. Not sure why considering he is a middle of the rotation guy (fantasy-wise). He is only 22 so I think he will improve but he will never be a top 5 fantasy guy.

BronXBombers51 wrote:Santana, Oswalt, Peavy, Prior, Harden


Looks right to me, I might take Halladay over Peavy but not by much. Sheets and Burnett have as much upside as any of those pitchers but not as safe of bets.
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Postby bigken117 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 6:30 pm

In no order, I think Prior, Felix, Santana, Oswalt, and Harden. Or maybe Halladay, Peavy, Sheets, Beckett, and Willis. You can flip a coin and be happy with either roataion on your team.

As for projecting Felix to be so good, 5 years ago, Peavy was in the minors, Sheets was a rookie with a 4.76 ERA, Oswalt was a rookie and Prior was a senior at USC, Harden was in rookie ball etc. You can make good cases for all these guys and more that they are top 5 now. Pitching is too unpredictable. I bet 5 years ago nobody though Pedro and Randy would still be top 5 starters....
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Postby warrick95 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:10 pm

In no order:
Santana, Beckett, Harden, Prior, Sheets
Next Five: Oswalt, F. Hernandez, Peavy, Halladay, AJ Burnett

Kazmir is a nice sleeper. Wood has always been a great thrower...can he turn the corner after however many years it's been? Ollie is another thrower who'll have time to learn how to pitch. He's a huge injury risk, though.
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