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    Quote Originally Posted by bshall2105 View Post
    Chapman is blowing people away right now in AAA. If he's going to come up and be our best reliever, that is a good reason to demote somebody.

    I would be shocked if he came up and was the best. There is a hUGE difference in AAA players and the major leagues. Best to let him continue to learn, because right now I don't see him better then anyone in our bullpen.

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    Re: Chapman close to being ready to be called up according to Jocketty

    Quote Originally Posted by sabometrics View Post
    I like Bray as much as the next guy but Chapman's talent and his numbers over the last month are going to necessitate that he gets a look before the playoff rosters have to be set. We have to get some idea what he can do in the majors over the course of 5-10 appearances before August 31st. If Chapman comes up in September and absolutely dominates, or even just proves he's better than Bray, people will be livid that he would be ineligible for the playoffs.
    Do you really want that kid pitching in a playoff game? I don't, i want pitchers with a ton of ML experience and to use it when it counts. Let the kid mature a little more before that presure is added to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    Do you really want that kid pitching in a playoff game? I don't, i want pitchers with a ton of ML experience and to use it when it counts. Let the kid mature a little more before that presure is added to him.

    it goes both ways brm....batters are not going to have a sheet on chapman to go off of....he might just dominate since no one has seen him pitch yet...just the way as Mike Leake done great his first time seeing each team, now that the league has a bead on him, he is comming down to earth.....who knows, Chapman might just be the best when the batters have not seen what he has. I am not saying your wrong, just saying the batters have to adjust as well and tons of pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidspinner View Post
    it goes both ways brm....batters are not going to have a sheet on chapman to go off of....he might just dominate since no one has seen him pitch yet...just the way as Mike Leake done great his first time seeing each team, now that the league has a bead on him, he is comming down to earth.....who knows, Chapman might just be the best when the batters have not seen what he has. I am not saying your wrong, just saying the batters have to adjust as well and tons of pressure.
    I think the Pirates just strung together some LUCKY hits... He was great the other Innings....

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    Re: Chapman close to being ready to be called up according to Jocketty

    Maybe this sounds ridiculous, but I honestly feel like the parrot mascot had Leake flustered tonight. Don't remember the 1st inning, but I didn't see him behind the plate any other inning after McCutchen getting hit.

    e: Anyway, I'd like to see Chapman called up for the same reasons as lidspinner said. Remember Joba Chamberlain coming up for the Yanks? He basically carried that bullpen (and that team to an extent.) Maybe the playoffs didnt work out, but I think a 102+mph LHP with no real scouting reports on him sounds pretty good. I'm not sure who would get replaced, though.
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    Re: Chapman close to being ready to be called up according to Jocketty

    Quote Originally Posted by bigredmechanism View Post
    Maybe this sounds ridiculous, but I honestly feel like the parrot mascot had Leake flustered tonight. Don't remember the 1st inning, but I didn't see him behind the plate any other inning after McCutchen getting hit.
    That is no ordinary parrot mascot. That was Mike Lincoln in that suit and he means business! Leake stole his spot in the rotation in ST and he will not rest until he gets it back.

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    103 MPH now thats gas!!! Honestly ive never heard of that kind of MPH in a game before. Anyone know what is the hardest anyone ever been clocked in a game before.
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    Re: Chapman close to being ready to be called up according to Jocketty

    I think I remember Randy Johnson when I was younger hitting 102, but I don't ever remember hearing of 103 before...

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    Re: Chapman close to being ready to be called up according to Jocketty

    Quote Originally Posted by mroby85 View Post
    I think I remember Randy Johnson when I was younger hitting 102, but I don't ever remember hearing of 103 before...
    Joel Zumaya hit 103 a few years ago. There were even tshirts made and he would sign baseball with his signature and a "103."

    He then hit 104 last year...



    Strasburg supposedly hit 103 recently.

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    Re: Chapman close to being ready to be called up according to Jocketty

    Quote Originally Posted by mroby85 View Post
    I think I remember Randy Johnson when I was younger hitting 102, but I don't ever remember hearing of 103 before...
    Apparently Joel Zumaya was clocked at 104.8 mph in 2006 and that is the only pitch ever clocked at over 103.

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    Re: Chapman close to being ready to be called up according to Jocketty

    Beat me to it Scott!

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    Re: Chapman close to being ready to be called up according to Jocketty

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckWild03 View Post
    Beat me to it Scott!
    Well, I went with the radar gun number on that pitch (103). That 104.8 number used a different technology (supposedly better). The radar guns at the park measured that pitch at 102 to 103. So that one is sort of up for debate since it used different tech than radar guns (so not a direct comparison). Yet it's still considered the highest ever recorded.

    He did hit 104 on a radar gun last year.

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    Re: Chapman close to being ready to be called up according to Jocketty

    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    I would be shocked if he came up and was the best. There is a hUGE difference in AAA players and the major leagues. Best to let him continue to learn, because right now I don't see him better then anyone in our bullpen.
    And there's a humongous difference in AA and MLB, and Jordan Smith mows them down here
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    Re: Chapman close to being ready to be called up according to Jocketty

    I hit 112 mph throwing in my back yard but nobody was around to see it happen.

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