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Offline GNatsNoMore

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #200: July 11, 2011, 03:15:04 PM »
In Baseball America's new midseason top 50 prospects, Pea**** is listed at #42.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/2011/07/midseason-top-50-prospects-list/


Yeah, someone mentioned this in the  Following the Minor Leagues thread, I think.  It is so amazing though for a 41st round pick that it's probably worth another post. ;)

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #201: July 11, 2011, 03:17:06 PM »
Big that he finally got that promotion to AAA. Even if he doesn't get a September call up, it's enough starts at that level to get him ready to compete for a spot in the rotation next year.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #202: July 12, 2011, 09:50:48 AM »
Baseball Prospectus was not as excited by Brad Pea**** as we were.

"Brad Pea**** overpowered someone I’d never heard of (Alfredo Silverio) by throwing three fastballs—decent fastballs, by Future Game standards. Silverio struck himself out on a pitch about a foot above the zone. Chih-Hsien Chiang, another questionable prospect, swung at a first pitch from Pea**** and also got himself out. Wilin Rosario, a legitimate prospect, was able to make Pea**** work, forcing Pea**** to his off-speed offerings—a curve and change."

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=14498

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #203: July 12, 2011, 10:03:47 AM »
Drew Pomeranz sure knows who Silverio is.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #204: July 12, 2011, 10:49:58 AM »
Baseball Prospectus was not as excited by Brad Pea**** as we were.

"Brad Pea**** overpowered someone I’d never heard of (Alfredo Silverio) by throwing three fastballs—decent fastballs, by Future Game standards. Silverio struck himself out on a pitch about a foot above the zone. Chih-Hsien Chiang, another questionable prospect, swung at a first pitch from Pea**** and also got himself out. Wilin Rosario, a legitimate prospect, was able to make Pea**** work, forcing Pea**** to his off-speed offerings—a curve and change."

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=14498


lol so zack britton who is in AA is still his boy, nice.

haters gonna hate.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #205: July 12, 2011, 11:35:31 AM »
Reading the article, it's painfully obvious that he'd picked out who he liked and didn't before the game began and wasn't going to allow the results to change his mind.  Pomeranz gets praised endlessly.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #206: July 12, 2011, 11:51:28 AM »
Pomeranz gets praised endlessly.

I really have never been that high on Pomeranz ... and I know Sunday is just one outing, but damn he was bad.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #207: July 12, 2011, 11:58:47 AM »
He compared one of the guy's curves to Stras's... http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=9124461

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #208: July 12, 2011, 12:45:46 PM »
I saw that Pea**** has already pitched 140 or so innings in past years.  If he hits 160 this year, he can probably do 180+ next year. 

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #209: July 12, 2011, 02:13:25 PM »
Yeah, that's about as cynically as you can portray that young man's outing.

I wonder if all the people he's been mowing down in AA have been "getting themselves out" too? :laugh:

It's also funny to read that perfectly placed 94 mph heaters are "decent fastballs" now.

What a dope.

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #210: July 12, 2011, 02:14:59 PM »
Yeah, that's about as cynically as you can portray that young man's outing.

I wonder if all the people he's been mowing down in AA have been "getting themselves out" too? :laugh:

It's also funny to read that perfectly placed 94 mph heaters are "decent fastballs" now.

What a dope.

You assume the writer has some sort of bias against Pea****. I assume that as we are fans, its the other way around.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #211: July 12, 2011, 02:23:44 PM »
That would be an unfounded assumption in this case considering that you have no idea what kind of objectivity I or many of the other posters on this site have. There's also long been a bias in baseball against unheralded, less projectable players in the scouting community, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if Pea****'s draft positioning and less than ideal physical tools influenced that analysis.   


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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #212: July 12, 2011, 02:41:01 PM »
http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/blog?name=law_keith&id=6760322

Keith Law piles on...

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I was also asked about Brad Pea**** (Washington), who has posted outstanding numbers as a starter in Double-A this year after looking more like a one-pitch reliever in the Fall League last year. Pea**** was 91-94 with an average curveball (he calls it a knuckle-curve, which isn't great news since so few pitchers can command that pitch) at 73-76 with break somewhere between 12/6 and 11/5. He threw one changeup at 81 mph, running it in to a right-handed hitter. He's a smaller guy with a lot of effort who really has to work to repeat his delivery at all and probably projects as a pen guy despite the knockout performance in the Eastern League.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #213: July 12, 2011, 02:42:28 PM »
:lmao: Where do these guys come up with this crap

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #214: July 12, 2011, 02:54:58 PM »
You assume the writer has some sort of bias against Pea****. I assume that as we are fans, its the other way around.

if this were norris you'd be throwing a fit 8)

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #215: July 12, 2011, 03:04:16 PM »
if this were norris you'd be throwing a fit 8)

If you say so.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #216: July 12, 2011, 03:06:05 PM »
http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/blog?name=law_keith&id=6760322

Keith Law piles on...



This is ridiculous because Law is worried about what Pea**** calls the pitch - as if he could command it better if it were a slurve or some other stupid word.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #217: July 12, 2011, 03:06:54 PM »
When it comes to minor league players, I just assume the national writers don't see most of the prospects enough to accurately judge them. They have an idea, but they aren't watching them consistently and people hate to "miss" a guy so if admitting they were wrong is a struggle. We'll see. Maybe Pea**** is great, maybe not.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #218: July 12, 2011, 03:16:41 PM »
I find it funny that most call his curve a plus, but Law is worried because of the way Pea**** describes the pitch. What a joke.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #219: July 12, 2011, 03:22:59 PM »
I find it funny that most call his curve a plus, but Law is worried because of the way Pea**** describes the pitch. What a joke.

 A knuckle-curve is one of the easiest pitches to recognize, so I imagine Law wasn't paying too much attention.

Offline kirubel94

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #220: July 12, 2011, 04:14:43 PM »
Law is a Dumb-ass.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #221: July 12, 2011, 06:22:36 PM »
Perhaps someone should have linked Law to the Kilgore blog about Pea****'s new delivery.  Maybe Keith Law should try to stay current before he writes.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #222: July 12, 2011, 06:43:36 PM »
Why would Law stay on top of updates pertaining to an irrelevant minor leaguer like Pea**** who projects as a reliever when he can spend his time drooling over Pomeranz?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #223: July 12, 2011, 06:51:00 PM »
Why would Law stay on top of updates pertaining to an irrelevant minor leaguer like Pea**** who projects as a reliever when he can spend his time drooling over Pomeranz?

but remember pea**** wasn't impressive in the Futures Game, while Pomeranz was :lmao:

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #224: July 12, 2011, 06:56:42 PM »
but remember pea**** wasn't impressive in the Futures Game, while Pomeranz was :lmao:
He gave up those four runs in the most projectable way I've ever seen!