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DTCromer
07-23-2009, 11:38 AM
http://www.1530homer.com/pages/lancesBlog.html

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bubbachunk
07-23-2009, 11:46 AM
Direct link for those interested

http://redsminorleagues.com/2009/07/23/midseason-top-10-reds-prospects/

13 in hall
07-23-2009, 12:30 PM
Doug first let me first say thanks for all the hard work and info. Now my question how crazy am I Cuckoo's Nest crazy or Courtney Love crazy? Might Travis Wood become a Mark Buehrle type pitcher? Buehrle does not top out above 90 on his fastball either. Wood not have enough movement or what?
Never seen the kid pitch so looking for the pie in the sky you know!!

*BaseClogger*
07-23-2009, 03:39 PM
Doug first let me first say thanks for all the hard work and info. Now my question how crazy am I Cuckoo's Nest crazy or Courtney Love crazy? Might Travis Wood become a Mark Buehrle type pitcher? Buehrle does not top out above 90 on his fastball either. Wood not have enough movement or what?
Never seen the kid pitch so looking for the pie in the sky you know!!

I'm not aswering for Doug, but me thinks the difference between the two pitchers is quite obvious:

Career MiLB

Mark Buehrle - 1.4 BB/G

Travis Wood - 3.9 BB/G

GIDP
07-23-2009, 03:47 PM
I'm not aswering for Doug, but me thinks the difference between the two pitchers is quite obvious:

Career MiLB

Mark Buehrle - 1.4 BB/G

Travis Wood - 3.9 BB/G

Woods BB/9 has been better this year though.

bubbachunk
07-23-2009, 03:55 PM
Woods BB/9 has been better this year though.

Yea I thought he improved his control which has led to his dominance this year.

GIDP
07-23-2009, 04:19 PM
Yea I thought he improved his control which has led to his dominance this year.

Yea Wood strikes out more but Buerhle walks less.

Bumstead
07-23-2009, 04:28 PM
Wood's control this year has been the key to his performance. It will be interesting if he can maintain that control at AAA and then in the majors. Wood's walk rate this season to this point is: 2.8/9 IP. If he can maintain this type of control he could be a very effective starter for the Reds. I'm going out on a limb and saying it's not an anomaly (and hoping I'm right! :p:)!

Bum

Homer Bailey
07-23-2009, 04:56 PM
Ironic that the Buehrle comparisons were made today!

Sea Ray
07-23-2009, 05:34 PM
Tom Glavine walked over 3 per nine innings

dougdirt
07-23-2009, 06:54 PM
Doug first let me first say thanks for all the hard work and info. Now my question how crazy am I Cuckoo's Nest crazy or Courtney Love crazy? Might Travis Wood become a Mark Buehrle type pitcher? Buehrle does not top out above 90 on his fastball either. Wood not have enough movement or what?
Never seen the kid pitch so looking for the pie in the sky you know!!

Might is a tough word lol. You might be crazy, but you might be spot on. I think its pretty early to make that kind of statement considering where Buerhle is, even before todays game. Wood certainly could be a good starter if the control remains near the same level it has been this year. A plus change up goes a long way from a lefty.

aubashbrother
07-23-2009, 07:09 PM
I hear alot about Woods change. How good is it acutally Doug ? Could it be a top 5 - 10 change in the majors now ?

dougdirt
07-23-2009, 07:16 PM
I hear alot about Woods change. How good is it acutally Doug ? Could it be a top 5 - 10 change in the majors now ?

I talked to a scout last year who described it as the best change up in baseball that wasn't thrown by Cole Hamels. Take that for what its worth.

*BaseClogger*
07-23-2009, 09:03 PM
I talked to a scout last year who described it as the best change up in baseball that wasn't thrown by Cole Hamels. Take that for what its worth.

Left handed chageup, I presume?

dougdirt
07-23-2009, 09:04 PM
Left handed chageup, I presume?

That's not what was said, so I am going to guess that its not what was meant.

*BaseClogger*
07-25-2009, 12:56 AM
Wow...

Homer Bailey
07-25-2009, 03:59 AM
Who made this garbage list? What a freakin joke! I'd love to meet/post with the guy that made that terrible list. Luckily for him he just hides behind his computer! :D

Sea Ray
07-25-2009, 10:20 AM
IMO Johan Santana has the best changeup in the bigs and yes, the best changeups do come from LHs.

aubashbrother
07-25-2009, 11:10 AM
well there are still some good rh changeup. Soto for starters. Pedro had one of the best Ive ever seen

dougdirt
07-25-2009, 01:34 PM
IMO Johan Santana has the best changeup in the bigs and yes, the best changeups do come from LHs.

Santana's change up actually gets hit very hard and doesn't have a very high whiff rate.... at least this year.

*BaseClogger*
07-25-2009, 02:03 PM
well there are still some good rh changeup. Soto for starters. Pedro had one of the best Ive ever seen

Volquez and James Shields come to mind...

BoydsOfSummer
07-27-2009, 06:51 PM
I freakin' love change-ups. It's the very first pitch that should be taught.

DTCromer
07-27-2009, 08:53 PM
Fastball/Changeup is still the best 1-2 combo in baseball.

BTW, Chris Reitsma had the best change I've seen. You know that thing was coming and you still couldn't hit it.

gedred69
07-27-2009, 10:53 PM
Fastball/Changeup is still the best 1-2 combo in baseball.

BTW, Chris Reitsma had the best change I've seen. You know that thing was coming and you still couldn't hit it.

Wow! Good blast from the past memory. And I lean toward agreeing, (with some deference to Mario Soto though). Reitsma could frustrate a hiiter.