shortsavage wrote:baseball6791 wrote:Cain will be in the rotation for sure, and he has the potential to come up big, but until he gets his walks under control he will continue to have some problems. Aside from the WHIP, he should put up solid ERA and K numbers for a #4/5 guy and should get at least double digit wins.
Yeah, Giants fans know what's up with Cain. He could be the staff ace by 2007...sorta like Harden jumping up the ranks with Oakland.
Cain is loaded with potential. He was Baseball America's #2 pitching prospect entering last season (only behind Felix Hernandez); #13 prospect overall. For comparison, Harden was BA's #29 prospect in 2003 before he entered Oakland's rotation fulltime.
Harden is a good comparison. Except I think Harden was more polished when he came up. Cain was pretty mediocre at AAA but very effective when he joined the big league club.