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chez742002
03-25-2005, 03:14 AM
Here is an article on the Sportingnews.com about the 9 (I refused to put :whiner: Jason Dubois from the Cubs on any comparison with Brandon McCarthy:cool: . DuBois received a lowly B minus anyways) best prospects in the Major Leagues and how these five will help their teams the most!!! It looks like the Sox farm system has not been ravaged too badly by Kenny Williams! :gulp: :dtroll::supernana: :)

These rooks will have biggest impact in '05

Dayn Perry (http://msn.foxsports.com/writer/archive?authorId=217) / FOXSports.com
This week, I thought I'd take a look at ten prospects who figure to be impact rookies in the upcoming season. I've selected these players not because they have the highest ceilings among prospects, but because they're prospects of note who will likely play a critical role at the highest level in 2005.

In other words, they'll probably contend for Rookie of the Year honors and confer some fantasy value most likely on the cheap ...

(http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/player/140901)Brandon McCarthy, SP, White Sox (http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/team/71590)
It was originally believed that staff ace Mark Buehrle (http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/player/85023) would be out up to six weeks with an injured foot. However, subsequent exams revealed that Buerhle might actually be ready for opening day. If that's the case, then the deeply gifted McCarthy will open the season back in the minors. Even so, once the Sox get around to figuring out Jon Garland (http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/player/85017) isn't going to live up to the press clippings and they may figure that out this season then McCarthy should get the nod.

He's one of the best pitching prospects in the minors, and after posting an incredible 6.7 strikeout-to-walk ratio across three levels last season, he's ready for competition at the highest level. The Sox, however, will need to be patient. I'm not sure the organization realizes they play in one of the best hitter's parks in the AL, and as such they tend to overvalue their hitters and undervalue some of their pitchers. In any event, McCarthy's shot will come at some point this season. Expect great things from him.

Long-term grade: A-

GO SOX!!!!...TO HELL WITH THE WRIGLEY FIELD FANS!!!

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Nard
03-25-2005, 05:49 AM
It's good that Mark won't miss opening day, but I really wanted to see McCarthy pitch at the major league level. We'll see what happens. If Judy starts erupting I hope they won't stall in bringing Brandon up here and seeing what he's made of.

I really like the cut of this kid's jib.

Wsoxmike59
03-25-2005, 07:53 AM
Brandon McCarthy, SP, White Sox (http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/team/71590)
It was originally believed that staff ace Mark Buehrle (http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/player/85023) would be out up to six weeks with an injured foot. However, subsequent exams revealed that Buerhle might actually be ready for opening day. If that's the case, then the deeply gifted McCarthy will open the season back in the minors. Even so, once the Sox get around to figuring out Jon Garland (http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/player/85017) isn't going to live up to the press clippings and they may figure that out this season then McCarthy should get the nod.

He's one of the best pitching prospects in the minors, and after posting an incredible 6.7 strikeout-to-walk ratio across three levels last season, he's ready for competition at the highest level. The Sox, however, will need to be patient. I'm not sure the organization realizes they play in one of the best hitter's parks in the AL, and as such they tend to overvalue their hitters and undervalue some of their pitchers. In any event, McCarthy's shot will come at some point this season. Expect great things from him.

Long-term grade: A-


GO SOX!!!!...TO HELL WITH THE WRIGLEY FIELD FANS!!!


http://www.galileo-group.com/monty/images/mrburns.gif "Aaah Joe McCarthy.....I like the cut of his jib!"

DumpJerry
03-25-2005, 09:21 AM
Don't worry, we'll see BMac this year. Someone will get hurt.......

Kuzman
03-25-2005, 09:40 AM
i wouldnt necessarily be worried about Judy then I would Contreras though.

MeanFish
03-25-2005, 10:31 AM
I'm not quite sure I understand the author's claim about Garland. On the one hand, they talk about him being sub-par but in the very next sentence he states that the Sox tend to undervalue their pitchers based on the park they play in?

I don't get it. :dunno:

On the flip side though, I do recall that last year was the first year that USCF has been considered to be an extreme hitter's park. But Garland's not THAT bad...I would be surprised if he were bad enough this year to necessitate a minor league call-up.

*brain explodes*

DannyCaterFan
03-25-2005, 10:56 AM
I am sure that one of our ex-Yankee acquisitions will falter and it won't be long before we see the young Branden McCarthy.

PAPChiSox729
03-25-2005, 11:13 AM
I am sure that one of our ex-Yankee acquisitions will falter and it won't be long before we see the young Brandon McCarthy.

Yeah, I don't really expect El Duque to last the whole season. I think we will see plenty of Brandon McCarthy this season.

Mohoney
03-25-2005, 11:31 AM
I'm not quite sure I understand the author's claim about Garland. On the one hand, they talk about him being sub-par but in the very next sentence he states that the Sox tend to undervalue their pitchers based on the park they play in?

It's because his ERA was high both at home and on the road.

Garland sucks, and the sooner this organization cuts their losses with him, the better.

Unregistered
03-25-2005, 11:43 AM
It's uplifting to see a thread that has such high hopes for our rotation.

Do I really need to make that teal?

SoxxoS
03-25-2005, 11:45 AM
I dont like how much hype he is getting. UNDER THE RADAR we are shooting for.

soxtalker
03-25-2005, 11:50 AM
Article is interesting also for the other players he mentions. Sounds like MN has a top-notch reliever coming from their farm system. There's also a KC player on the list.

PAPChiSox729
03-25-2005, 11:50 AM
I dont like how much hype he is getting. UNDER THE RADAR we are shooting for.

I think the televised game against the Angels kind of ruined any hopes for keeping McCarthy under wraps and under the radar.

MeanFish
03-25-2005, 11:51 AM
I think the televised game against the Angels kind of ruined any hopes for keeping McCarthy under wraps and under the radar.

Not to mention the one against the Rangers...

maurice
03-25-2005, 02:21 PM
Garland's not going anywhere any time soon. McCarthy will fill in for Hernandez (when he gets hurt) and/or Contreras (if he sucks).

Then, KW will trade Garland as part of a package for Sheets at the deadline. :gulp:

Corlose 15
03-25-2005, 02:22 PM
Dayn Perry is an idiot. He seems pretty critical of the Sox and Kenny Williams. Especially in his ALC preview. He's entitle to his opinion but I just think he's full of crap.

Fake Chet Lemon
03-26-2005, 02:44 PM
We can take Kenny at his word. When he said last year that that he hasn't traded his top tier of minor league prospects in his opinion, I felt much better. I think we are starting to see he was right with guys like McCarthy. Reed may be the exception, but if Garcia wins 16 games every year it's still a good move.

StepsInSC
03-26-2005, 04:10 PM
I'm not quite sure I understand the author's claim about Garland. On the one hand, they talk about him being sub-par but in the very next sentence he states that the Sox tend to undervalue their pitchers based on the park they play in?

I don't get it. :dunno:


I don't think the two statements are irreconcilable. The auth is just stating that despite the unvervaluing of pitchers, Garland ain't "hot crap."

On an unrelated note, nice to see another South Cacklackian on the boards.