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Dadawg_77
04-20-2004, 12:14 PM
From BP
2003

Heís a little more likeable than the raw numbers suggest, since he generally does a good job of keeping the ball on the ground, but getting called up to an awful Columbus team didnít do him many favors. Heís not a finesse pitcher, using legitimate 90-plus velocity and a forkball. Gramanís sort of overlooked, but heís a half-step ahead of Borrell and Beal among the uninjured lefties, and should make for a nice bargaining chip come July.

2002

Once touted as the next big thing, Graman is going to have to improve pretty significantly to have a shot at a big-league career. He has a reasonable fastball, particularly in terms of movement, but if he has to take something off of it to throw strikes, he's going to get hit. Graman could begin the season in either Double-A or Triple-A, depending on what the Yankees need.

2001

Alex Graman is a college left-hander (Indiana State) with a great pitchers' build and three solid pitches, including a splitter. He's the best pitching prospect in the Yankees' system, which means he has a good chance to be in someone else's rotation in 2003.

sas1974
04-20-2004, 12:18 PM
A fastball-hurling lefty, huh. Sounds like he's in for a long night (or a short one, if we're talking innings).

IlliniSox
04-20-2004, 12:21 PM
Thanks for that, nothing there that would make you shake in your boots.

I remember hearing about this guy the last couple of years, just another overinflated Yankee prospect to be pawned off before July 31. Yankees must be hurting.

soxfan26
04-20-2004, 12:24 PM
BATTER UP!

sas1974
04-20-2004, 12:31 PM
Originally posted by soxfan26
BATTER UP!

Yep! NY might be better off running a tee out there tonight. Ok, maybe that is a bit too cocky, but you have to kick these guys when they are down and you don't get that chance too often.

ARoman27
04-20-2004, 12:34 PM
Be weary of how the White Sox perform versus pitchers making their Major League debuts.

With that being said I hope they knock the head of this kid Graman!

chaerulez
04-20-2004, 12:58 PM
I think this guy will do just as well as De Paula did over in NY.

MRKARNO
04-20-2004, 01:32 PM
Never underestimate the power of a primarliy right handed lineup against a lefty that has never pitched to a lineup full of major league hitters.

jackbrohamer
04-20-2004, 01:37 PM
Originally posted by MRKARNO
Never underestimate the power of a primarliy right handed lineup against a lefty that has never pitched to a lineup full of major league hitters.

Seemed like every time a minor leaguer lefty pitched against the Sox under Manuel the Sox couldn't do anything with him. Let's hope the scouting's better or the hitters adjust better

jlh0023
04-20-2004, 03:37 PM
It doesn't matter how well we typically hit against his style of pitcher.... We, historically have a history of taking certain games for granted and losing (considering most of the 2003 Detroit Tiger victories were against us). We have to maintain our focus during these games and make sure Buerle is on top of his game. Are team is too fragile this season to throw away games like this. We can't let the Yanks get the best of us.

jabrch
04-20-2004, 03:49 PM
I'll bet Valentin doesn't strike out vs a lefty for a change.

DaveIsHere
04-20-2004, 04:15 PM
:D: THat was good, valetine wont' strike out!!

:D:

JDP
04-20-2004, 04:17 PM
Valentin won't be striking out against anyone for roughly 15 days.

rdivaldi
04-20-2004, 06:22 PM
Considering this kid was pitching in the same AAA league as Charlotte, we better have a very good idea on what he throws. That would be inexcusible if the scouting department didn't have a good read on him.

rdivaldi
04-20-2004, 06:24 PM
Actually Charlotte has gone against this kid twice already this season on April 8th and 14th. We won both times, but Graman pitched well in both games. Only surrendered 1 ER in 10 innings.

Dadawg_77
04-20-2004, 06:25 PM
Originally posted by rdivaldi
Actually Charlotte has gone against this kid twice already this season on April 8th and 14th. We won both times, but Graman pitched well in both games. Only surrendered 1 ER in 10 innings.

How many total runs?

rdivaldi
04-20-2004, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by Dadawg_77
How many total runs?

Gave up 2 unearned in the first game, and 3 unearned and 1 earned in the second.

Rauch beat him 3- 2 in the first game, and Diaz beat him 3- 0 in the second.