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Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #151: July 01, 2011, 02:52:38 PM »
#4 this week on the BA Hotsheet

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The Scoop: Some other National prospect has stolen much of the limelight this season, but it's not because Pea**** isn't trying. A 2007 41st round draft-and-follow out of Palm Beach (Fla.) CC, Pea**** has picked up strikeouts wherever he's gone. He led all Washington farmhands with 148 in 142 innings last year, and he's kept up that impressive pace this year in his first full season with Harrisburg, striking out 120 in 93 innings while walking just 21, putting to rest some reports that he may be better suited for the bullpen. Pea**** gets a good downhill plane on his 91-94 mph fastball. Combine that with a solid curveball and he has the makings of a middle of the rotation starter.


http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/prospect-hot-sheet/2011/2612027.html

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #152: July 01, 2011, 03:52:42 PM »
I would hope he's better than a middle of the rotation starter.  :?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #153: July 01, 2011, 04:20:21 PM »
I would hope he's better than a middle of the rotation starter.  :?

he means in ours.  we're going to have five #1's pitching for us.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #154: July 01, 2011, 05:56:37 PM »
His ceiling is that of a 3, no matter what team it is.

He has a weak 3rd pitch, and it's not like he's pumpin 98 with his fastball.

We should be happy he's taken that step up. Entering the year, he was a borderline starter candidate, and now he looks like a real part of our future.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #155: July 01, 2011, 08:34:24 PM »
People waaaaaaaaaay overestimate starting pitchers these days.  Yes, there are some really good, top of the rotation, starters and there are team with multiple front line pitchers but most #3 pitchers aren't that good.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #156: July 01, 2011, 08:40:13 PM »
People waaaaaaaaaay overestimate starting pitchers these days.  Yes, there are some really good, top of the rotation, starters and there are team with multiple front line pitchers but most #3 pitchers aren't that good.

I mean, being #3 behind Strasburg and Zimmermann isn't exactly a mark of disrespect. I think if the writer guy had wanted to really disrespect Pea****, he would have said "back-end starter" because it seems like #5 starters are a revolving door of mediocrity. If Pea**** can be on the level of a Marquis or Derek Lowe or Dempster, where he's generally average but has a couple pretty darn good years, that's a really nice thing to get I think. I'm not expecting him to bloom into an ace, unless he develops a solid third pitch.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #157: July 02, 2011, 04:15:56 PM »
[BaseballAmerica chat with J.J. Cooper] Madison(Chicago) "Why a #3 starter for Pea**** when he's showing front of the rotation stuff?"  J.J. Cooper "Because he isn't showing front of the rotation stuff. The scouts i've talked to say he's got a 60 fastball, but neither his curve or change-up is plus. And to be a #2 starter, the profile is two plus pitches, an average third pitch and average command. The profile for a #3 is one plus pitch and two average pitches-that describes Pea**** very well right now according to the reports i've received." I guess a #3 is fine with me since we have Stras and Zimm double N.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #158: July 03, 2011, 10:16:36 AM »
[BaseballAmerica chat with J.J. Cooper] Madison(Chicago) "Why a #3 starter for Pea**** when he's showing front of the rotation stuff?"  J.J. Cooper "Because he isn't showing front of the rotation stuff. The scouts i've talked to say he's got a 60 fastball, but neither his curve or change-up is plus. And to be a #2 starter, the profile is two plus pitches, an average third pitch and average command. The profile for a #3 is one plus pitch and two average pitches-that describes Pea**** very well right now according to the reports i've received." I guess a #3 is fine with me since we have Stras and Zimm double N.

i've read a few reports that indicate his curveball is even better than his fastball.  if that's the case get the change to a decent level and we're really talking.  maybe he can add a 2-seamer or something in the offseason.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #159: July 03, 2011, 12:39:00 PM »
Any relation to Brian Pea****?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #160: July 03, 2011, 01:14:40 PM »
"The scouts i've talked to say he's got a 60 fastball".  Either you're talking to a 10 year old cub scout, or I'd say that's a strong as a case as ever to call it a "snail ball".

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #161: July 03, 2011, 01:16:37 PM »
"The scouts i've talked to say he's got a 60 fastball".  Either you're talking to a 10 year old cub scout, or I'd say that's a strong as a case as ever to call it a "snail ball".

Um, scouts use a scale of 20-80 to measure various player skills. So for example 80 is an A+ perfect and 30ish is D "get outta my class." 60 means "definitely major league good quality".

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #162: July 03, 2011, 02:18:53 PM »
I see.  I use the mph scale, so I see where the confusion came in.  I'm no scout, but seing Pea****'s numbers increase over the past 12 months, I'd say 60 out of 80 is quality.  I suspect we'll see him either in Sept or in ST. 

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #163: July 03, 2011, 02:21:58 PM »
Pea**** throws 92-95 on a good day. No need to worry Skinz!

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #164: July 04, 2011, 08:14:21 PM »
7 K's through four innings, today.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #165: July 04, 2011, 09:05:00 PM »
Pea**** tonight: 6 IP 5 Hits 1 Run 2 BB  9 Ks

Bring him up!

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #166: July 05, 2011, 05:26:18 AM »
Pea**** tonight: 6 IP 5 Hits 1 Run 2 BB  9 Ks

Bring him up!

I followed on Gameday; it was sort of a "tale of two pitchers." In one inning he walked two guys in a row, and he did give up some hard-hit stuff. But on the other hand... he struck out 9 guys.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #167: July 05, 2011, 08:35:03 AM »
Yeah, looking at the final box score it's weird to reconcile that with some of the comments during the game that he was "struggling" but "battling through it" and didn't have his best stuff.  Usually when people throw around words like that you don't associate them with a 9:2 K/BB ratio and only 1 run.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #168: July 05, 2011, 12:12:02 PM »
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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #169: July 05, 2011, 03:00:47 PM »
I love Pea****. Didn't have his best stuff but still battled through it and had a great outing.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #170: July 05, 2011, 06:00:12 PM »
With the Detwiler call up, there's a slot in Syracuse for a starter, especially if Det sticks in the bullpen.  CMW, perhaps, then Pea****, or perhaps just Pea****.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #171: July 05, 2011, 06:27:37 PM »
Idt Pea**** will see the majors at all this year. Milone and Meyers are more likely to get cups of coffee than him and Rizzo is not going to start his clock before he needs too. Here's an excerpt about him from Sickels right up on the Futures game:

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Brad Pea****, RHP, Washington Nationals: Drafted in the 41st round in 2006, signed in spring ‘07 after attending Palm Beach Community College. Low-to-mid-90s fastball, key for success has been greatly improved command of plus kuncklecurveball and decent changeup. 2.14 ERA, 120/21 K/BB in 93 innings for Double-A Harrisburg. Age 23. Major League  ETA: 2012.


http://www.minorleagueball.com/2011/7/5/2258501/2011-mlb-all-star-futures-game-roster-review-united-states-team#storyjump

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #172: July 05, 2011, 06:47:37 PM »
Idt Pea**** will see the majors at all this year. Milone and Meyers are more likely to get cups of coffee than him and Rizzo is not going to start his clock before he needs too. Here's an excerpt about him from Sickels right up on the Futures game:

http://www.minorleagueball.com/2011/7/5/2258501/2011-mlb-all-star-futures-game-roster-review-united-states-team#storyjump


Heh. Bruce Harper should learn to catch that kuncklecurveball while he's in Hagersburg.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #173: July 06, 2011, 12:08:24 PM »
done some studying on pea**** and his last 10 games ... just wow.

6-1, 1.85 ERA, 37 H, 87 K/17 BB in 63.1 IP.

just wow.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #174: July 06, 2011, 04:10:07 PM »
done some studying on pea**** and his last 10 games ... just wow.

6-1, 1.85 ERA, 37 H, 87 K/17 BB in 63.1 IP.

just wow.
Clippard numbers as a starter, basically (albeit in AA).  I am definitely high on him, let's hope we see him this September.