hybrid wrote:Well Hammels is more or less a nice back of the rotation pitcher, I don't expect much out of him. If he could pitch decent and be an innings eater, I'd be happy.
Ah Neimann, heck i wish he would pull a Cole Hamels and storm into the majors. But it's hard to say right now, I believe he is expected back in a month or so and it should be easier to tell then. His stuff and control need to come back for him to be the pitcher most thought he would be.
On Davis, man if he could just get the walks down. He is dominating Low A and could prolly even pitch well in High A right now, but he won't get past that till he can improve his control. He has the stuff to be a top pitching prospect, he is just raw and needs more time.
I'm curious why you see Hamels as a back of the rotation starter? His ERA in about 200 innings in the minors was 1.40 with 230 K's. Those are round numbers but I'm pretty sure they are accurate. He has a solid fastball for a lefty in the 91-93 range, a solid curve and a plus fastball.