Originally Posted by Randar68
Supposed to be like Buehrle? No. He was a poor-man's Mark Buehrle, but he'd never had anywhere near the kind of success Buehrle had in the minors, and after getting drilled by that line-drive, it took him a long time to be back to 100%. IMO, he's never been much of a prospect as a starter, but he could have had a LH'd long-relief role with a team.
As a soft-tosser, you absolutely have to have pinpoint control and still find a way to keep hitters off-balance, and I don't think Stewart has ever been anything but average at either of those things.
Outstanding post Randar. This is akin to people comparing Jeremy Reed to Jeff Abbot and Scott Ruffcorn and these atrocious comparisons need to be corrected ASAP in my opinion. Buehrle was dominating AA hitters at 21 wheras Stewart was far less successful as a 23 year old IRRC. You have to pay close attention to (in order of importance) 1) Age 2) Peripheral Stats (BB/K, K/9, HR/IP, etc.) and 3) ERA.