Re: 2008 Reds major league breakout player
Originally Posted by M2
Nice post. It puts things in perspective. What Belisle did last year, and it shouldn't be underestimated, is take the ball 30 times and head out to the mound to start a major league game. That's a serious hurdle to clear, physically and mentally. Now he knows the grind associated with this job, how good the hitters are, the kind of consistency it takes to succeed.
We'll see how he responds, but he's in a real interesting place.
Exactly why i tabbed him as my breakout player. That said he could easily regress.
Along these lines, my breakout minor league player (for the fourth time) Tyler Pelland could see action at the major league level this year. I rather hope he doesn't as I'd like to see him really excel in a setup role in Louisville for a whole year, but you know if the pen falters he's going to get the call. He could surprise if he can harness that big curveball of his.
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Last edited by TRF; 11-08-2007 at 01:52 PM.