Author Topic: Follow the Prospects: Brad Peacock, RHP  (Read 24300 times)

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Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Peacock, RHP
« Reply #225: July 14, 2011, 04:34:39 PM »
I still don't get the undersized for a starter argument. It is kind of hard to look up starting pitchers by height and weight because it isn't a stat, but I found a lot of guys listed around 6'0" and under 200 lbs that had ver successful careers. Greg Maddux was listed at 6'0" 165 lbs., Tim Hudson is listed at 6'1" 175 lbs., Tim Lincecum is a damn leprechaun. Does a starting pitcher have to be at least a certain height and weight? I would understand the argument better if there weren't a bunch of starting pitchers that had good to great careers listed at around the same height and weight as Brad Peacock.   

I don't get it either.  If Drew Brees can become one of the great NFL quarterbacks, then why the hell are people fretting about the size of an MLB pitcher?