prior came up with thunder, but took some licks... he struck out more last season.. something like a 12-ish K/9 ratio... his era was like 3.43 or something, solid whip. i played one league extensively last season, and suffice to say i kept my #1 waiver slot and nabbed him. between schilling and prior, i owned the Ks in that leauge, until the commish killed the inning limit and let his GF dump her pitching staff on a daily basis so she could basically overtake me in wins and Ks to push her over the top with a week or two left in the season.
anyways, i drafted prior in the 3rd round of 2 out of my three drafts. i would have had him i nthat third draft, but my gf's little brother wanted to play in a league with me... we talked about my draft strategy, and he took prior one pick ahead of me... in the third round.
prior came up ashyped as anyone.. .he stated off great, faded, and ended the year with some dumb leg injury.. .nothing major.
this season, well, he's taken a few licks.. but he looks to have learned and improved. his K rate is down, but he's already amassed his win total of last season.
i think dontrelle is better right out of the gate than prior... his K rate has gone down lately, but he seems to be capable of ending his first season with an ERA in the twos... over the long haul, i still think prior is the best pitcher in the game... not the best thrower with the best stuff, but he's rock solid and will be inury free... as for dontrlle? who knows. i love his stuff, he pitches great.. but im afraid he'll get injured with all the moement in his funky delivery, while prior is rock solid with little movement.
either way, sky's the limit for both of them... it'll be fun t owatch them grow and develop.