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BLRMKRdave
07-13-2008, 08:46 AM
Tune in today to see one of our up and coming pitchers. 12:30 PM ESPN2

http://jconline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080713/SPORTS0403/807130327

Tragg
07-13-2008, 08:58 AM
So what's the deal with Richard? Legit high end prospect.
Seems like he was sitting in A ball and just shot up all of a sudden.

102605
07-13-2008, 11:22 AM
Its on in 10 minutes?? Something to tune into now!

Sockinchisox
07-13-2008, 12:31 PM
So what's the deal with Richard? Legit high end prospect.
Seems like he was sitting in A ball and just shot up all of a sudden.

Everything I've read on him says he's another Heath Philips, in which case, he's a 5th starter at best.

DSpivack
07-13-2008, 12:44 PM
Everything I've read on him says he's the right handed Heath Philips, in which case, he's a 5th starter at best.

Richard is a lefty.

doublem23
07-13-2008, 12:50 PM
Everything I've read on him says he's the right handed Heath Philips, in which case, he's a 5th starter at best.

Are you insinuating that 5th starters aren't important?

Team USA better start hitting; Richard is still on the hook for the loss.

Sockinchisox
07-13-2008, 12:50 PM
Richard is a lefty.

My bad, fixed.

Sockinchisox
07-13-2008, 12:51 PM
Are you insinuating that 5th starters aren't important?

Team USA better start hitting; Richard is still on the hook for the loss.

No, they are.

Craig Grebeck
07-13-2008, 01:11 PM
Everything I've read on him says he's another Heath Philips, in which case, he's a 5th starter at best.
Bull****.

Sockinchisox
07-13-2008, 01:19 PM
Bull****.

I'm just going off of things I've read, I really don't know much about him. I'm just saying the things I've read say he has very mediocre stuff but excellent control.

Craig Grebeck
07-13-2008, 01:20 PM
I'm just going off of things I've read, I really don't know much about him. I'm just saying the things I've read say he has very mediocre stuff but excellent control.
I found the blurb that mentioned this and I don't really get their reasoning. Pigeonholing a guy with good control as another Heath Phillips is foolish.

Sockinchisox
07-13-2008, 01:21 PM
I found the blurb that mentioned this and I don't really get their reasoning. Pigeonholing a guy with good control as another Heath Phillips is foolish.

Fair enough, I just saw an article comparing him to Heath Philips because they have similar make up.

Optipessimism
07-13-2008, 01:32 PM
Fair enough, I just saw an article comparing him to Heath Philips because they have similar make up.
Heath never threw the ball in the low to mid nineties.

pearso66
07-13-2008, 02:10 PM
I'm just going off of things I've read, I really don't know much about him. I'm just saying the things I've read say he has very mediocre stuff but excellent control.

So he's another Mark Buehrle?

btrain929
07-13-2008, 02:50 PM
I didn't watch the game. How did Clayton do? How bout Getz?

salty99
07-15-2008, 09:24 AM
I believe Getz went 0-2 but made a great stop in the field.

Britt Burns
07-15-2008, 01:31 PM
Richard pitched just the first and took the loss, but from what I saw he threw pretty well.

The Immigrant
07-16-2008, 01:49 PM
Clayton was just selected for the U.S. Olympic Team. That's the good news. The bad news is that he will spend a month in China during the penant race.

Tragg
07-17-2008, 10:05 PM
How fast does MB throw?
You never know...if this kid can throw strikes and hit a lot of corners, he can pitch in the big leagues.

oeo
07-17-2008, 10:47 PM
How fast does MB throw?
You never know...if this kid can throw strikes and hit a lot of corners, he can pitch in the big leagues.

Very rarely hits 90. Mostly in the 86-89 range.

I'm just going off of things I've read, I really don't know much about him. I'm just saying the things I've read say he has very mediocre stuff but excellent control.

Glad Tragg brought up Buehrle, because this description is Mark Buehrle in a nutshell. Not saying he will succeed like Buehrle, but location matters more than anything.

Tragg
07-19-2008, 11:31 PM
I saw Broadway pitch a couple of times in college and that's what he was...he didn't throw hard but had great control. I was suprised he was picked so early, but he was advanced and dominated college hitters. But, hitting corners sufficiently to fool college hitters is a lot different than hitting the corners sufficiently to fool upper level professionals - you must be more precise and use both sides with equal proficiency. Broadway, just from his stats, doesn't look like he's improved since college.
It's not just the corners - you have to consistently throw right at the bottom part of the knee in MLB.
But if you can do it, your in.