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Old 12-03-2008, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by rdivaldi View Post
I honestly don't think we're hyping up to deal him, the org. is extremely high on him right now. Granted we all know Kenny, no prospect is untouchable with him at the helm.

They want him to be a starter (of course) but he will need more than two pitches (of course) to be successful. Right now I'm not hearing good things about the changeup, which makes me wonder what that third pitch might be in the future. My mind immediately goes to a cutter, especially with Buerhle's and Danks' success with it.

I think it's much too early to think surrender him to a lifetime in the bullpen.
That would be the perfect compliment. Use the fastball to get ahead, the slider to get out lefties, and the cutter to jam righties. I just hope he keeps up his pinpoint control with the fastball that he was known for in college. I'm pretty sure I've heard from scouts that he's had good control in all levels in the minors as well, a very good thing.
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