Padsin05 wrote:Laean wrote:Padsin05 wrote:In his last 13 starts since May 1, he has given up 3 runs 1 time!! not one other start has he given up more then 2.
Guy is legit, it takes a pitcher that tall longer to develop control. I have been to 2 of his starts this year, against the dogs he won 1-0 and the 1-0 philly game. The way hes throwing right now he could be playing in williamsport and still have a 2 ERA. The Dobbs at bat was sick, I think when you factor in a 90 mph fast ball with a 10 ft stride/reach, throwing on a downward plane at approx 12ft to 2-3 ft that angle is just something noone has seen. He throws straight over the top, his ball moves down 10 ft from his release point, and hes essentially throwing from 55ft. He wont digress, expect 5 yrs of a 2 era, with his k's climbing
those who say hes a flyball pitcher, while that is true, hes not a flyball pitcher who gives up deep flyouts, lots of popups and not solid contact.
ahaha, c'mon! and i'm a padres fan.
cmon what? The guy is really learning the game now he spent alot of time playing hoops. Factor in his trajectories, ballpark factor and I dont see how he cant be a 2.5 era guy year in and year out. Its not about speed, its about control, location and picking up the ball. He has a great pitching coach in Balsey, and good mentors in Maddux and Wells, along with a friendly competition to be the Ace with Jake
first, you said 2 era, not 2.5. even that i'd disagree with anyway. 3 era possible maaaaaaybe. also, i never said he can't do it because he doesn't have speed, or that control, locating, and picking up the ball don't matter. it's not about that.
second, basically if you're saying he's going to get 2.5 era for the next 5 years (you originally said 2 era, but whatever), you're saying he's going to accomplish something that none of the following pitchers have done in their hall of fame careers: roger clemens, john smoltz, and johan santana (early, but still).
the following future hall of famer pitchers have done it: greg maddux, pedro martinez, randy johnson.
so you're telling me chris young will be a better pitcher than roger clemens, john smoltz, and maybe johan santana, and on par with greg maddux, pedro martinez, and randy johnson? after seeing him do it for 2/3 of a season this year? don't say it's upon observing him from years before, because there was no indication that he'd suddenly have a season he's having now.
are you really saying he's an early 1st round pick for the next 5 years?
if so, good luck. as a padres fan, i hope you're right, but i think you're going to be in for some major disappointment.