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in10s wrote:davidmarver wrote:... I don't see how someone with a K/9 of under 1.5 can ever become an ace. No one's ever had prolonged success in the modern era with a K/9 ratio close to that,
I have no clue if Wang (who is 26) will develop more and become an ACE. But where did you get the K/9 under 1.5?
2005: 3.64 with Yanks, 5.56 in AAA
2004: 7.81 in AAA, 7.43 in AA
He doesn't strike out a lot, but he does get a few.
BritSox wrote:Red Sox Nation wrote:Nice scouting report. I too agree. If he can get that third pitch in he can strike out some people. Perhaps he should learn what Johan or Sheets does for striking out people. Basically he's a Brandon Webb (or Derek Lowe) with less Ks in the AL.
He could be the ace but what about the Yankees prospect. Phillip Hughes or whatever his name is. He's supposed to be "untouchable".
With Randy Johnson and Mussina getting old, the Yankees are in big trouble for pitching. I'm sure they can get someone in the offseason but their farm system won't produce a lot of good players. They'll have to rely on free agents or trades to help their rotation.
How big trouble? They've developed Wang, they've got Hughes coming, and it's not like they won't have the money to replace RJ and Moose when they go.
His fastball is often as high as 97.
He's a bit like Mariano. Wang had godd K numbers in the minors, as did Mo when he was younger. But his sinker ball is so good that he can throw fewer pitches by letting hitters get themselves out.
His minor league K rates are:
If he can be this effective and economical with his sinker, why bother throwing more pitches to try to strike people out?
blankman wrote:Its not as if he can't strike guys out, but he's having success throwing fewer pitches and getting ground balls. I don't think there is enough evidence to say he couldn't strike hitters out at this level if he starts to get hit harder either.
TheYanks04 wrote:"impulsion" typed and no one notices... how sad.
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