my problem with the age arguement is that players naturally change as they grow, especially pitchers... sometimes they morph for better or worse. you always hear about guys losing their stuff, ect, so whenever i hear that Felix is 18, it brings up alot of questions .. he could still be in a jelly stage (its a little different for hitters imo).. i also think he could gain too much weight, but thats another touchy subject. im not saying its gonna happen but it enters my mind sometimes. i've already been shot down by someone in my league on this... anyway, i'd much rather see Felix doing this great at 20 years old
actually, if a pitcher is doing great at age 23 or 24, then its time to do handstands, because he's more likely entering an age where what you see is what you get....
Capellan - i dont think you understand his arguement. you act like he throws 98 .. he doesn't give up many hr's either, so he has more then one thing going for him
Petit - he has as good as stuff as anyone in the minors. you don't need a mid-90's heater to be good in the majors
Kazmir - he was successful in my oppinion because he showed alot of poise in a couple of games i saw. you shouldn't take a rookie's era/whip so seriously, especially in limited time .. if he was giving us a crap 5.00 Era for 2 years like Bonderman, then i'd be a little more concerend
Duke - im sorry but your insane over age. your acting like he's over the hill at 21....his stuff is great.. if you talk about the speed on his fastball, i won't buy it... the world is not so boring where every single pitcher has to thow 95+... its not what makes him great. he's one of the toughest to score runs on because he doesn't walk anybody
Garcia - your right his walks are garbage.. he should improve. if he doesn't its a waste of great talent
its all oppinion i cant really make an arguement for him based on fact
you seem to agree that Francis, Miller, and Hamels are in league with Felix.... woohooo
i know the subject says "better". but i'm just trying to prove there is more talent out there... im trying to bring this guy down to earth because he's not the god of pitchers. i dont mean to go after you hybrid, its everybody.. i'm a little tired of hearing about felix the KING who hasnt pitched AAA yet. there are pitchers just as good as him, i'm positive ...