The Jury wrote: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.
He came out of Nowhere, Alabama so he was a low round pick for a reason. Pujols came out of nowhere...you don't have to be a big name to become dominant. Peavy's already better than almost every pitcher and he only just turned 24! He led the NL in ERA last year, is tied for the NL lead in strikeouts this season, has a WHIP just over 1.00 (1.02)...he's incredible.
For the record, Santana wasn't drafted, and Harden was picked in round 17 (compared to round 15 for Peavy).