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Pick Park

Posted on: March 13, 2009 9:28 am
 

 

 My take on who will be the Phillies fifth starter when the season starts?

Carlos Carrasco - Great prospect, a bit immature, start him in Triple-A.

Kyle Kendrick - Doesn´t appear to have enough mental strenght. Hasn´t improved enough with his complimentary pitches. Give him a Myers-esque stint in Triple-A to work it out or use him in bullpen.

J A Happ - More consistent than the two above, but has had very little experience so far of big league baseball. Use him in long relief.

Chan Ho Park - He has been consistent so far. He is experienced. He is very motivated. Start him!

 

Carrasco obviously will be very good in the future but he is still very young and why not give him the time to be ready for a few starts later in the season. I hate it when young players are forced into something they are not ready for. I´ve been a fan of Kendricks since he broke through but I fear he might become a liability and that could turn into disaster if Myers starts faltering or Moyer finally slows down (which clearly doesn´t seem to be the case right now, obviously!). Happ is the most difficult to assess but experience is mainly what makes me pick Park ahead of him. Happ probably could be used to good effect in long relief and spot starts. Park actually has had a very good career and there is very little reason to think he will get into rough periods like Myers, Kendrick or Eaton did last year at various points in the season. And basically, isn´t that kind of stability what you wish for in a fifth-starter?

 

 

Category: MLB
Tags: Phillies
 
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Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: March 15, 2009 10:52 am
 

Pick J A P

 

 ja happ or JAP should be the 5th starter

 Pitching  Last 3 years Team G GS W L SV CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA    2007 PHI 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 7 5 5 3 2 5 11.25 2.25 .368    2008 PHI 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 31.2 28 13 13 3 14 26 3.69 1.33 .233    Career   9 5 1 1 0 0 0 35.2 35 18 18

 

 

wow they block JAP

 

 




Since: Feb 19, 2009
Posted on: March 15, 2009 12:29 am
 

Pick Park

 

 My take on who will be the fifth starter when the season starts?

- Great prospect, a bit immature, start him in Triple-A.

- Doesn´t appear to have enough mental strenght. Hasn´t improved enough with his complimentary pitches. Give him a Myers-esque stint in Triple-A to work it out or use him in bullpen.

J A Happ - More consistent than the two above, but has had very little experience so far of big league baseball. Use him in long relief.

- He has been consistent so far. He is experienced. He is very motivated. Start him!

 

Carrasco obviously will be very good in the future but he is still very young and why not give him the time to be ready for a few starts later in the season. I hate it when young players are forced into something they are not ready for. I´ve been a fan of Kendricks since he broke through but I fear he might become a liability and that could turn into disaster if Myers starts faltering or Moyer finally slows down (which clearly doesn´t seem to be the case right now, obviously!). Happ is the most difficult to assess but experience is mainly what makes me pick Park ahead of him. Happ probably could be used to good effect in long relief and spot starts. Park actually has had a very good career and there is very little reason to think he will get into rough periods like Myers, Kendrick or Eaton did last year at various points in the season. And basically, isn´t that kind of stability what you wish for in a fifth-starter?

 i totally agree my friend




Since: Dec 22, 2006
Posted on: March 14, 2009 3:44 pm
 

Pick Park

my vote is steave carlton lol no happ should be in as the 5th starter 




Since: Dec 24, 2008
Posted on: March 14, 2009 10:39 am
 

Pedro

 If the Phillis where smart they would go sign Pedro to be the 5th starter. Pedro is far better than Park and you can not over look Pedro's club house presence, not to mention the experience he could pass on to the young ones.




Since: Apr 26, 2008
Posted on: March 14, 2009 5:50 am
 

Pick Park

 

 I agree that Happ has more upside than Kendrick, although I think Carrasco has a lot more so than Happ. I believe Carrasco will eventually become the fifth starter later in the season and that´s basically why I say go with experience meantime. I think you might be right that Happ has slightly better stats so far although none of the two has really "blown up" yet and that´s what I mean  by consistency.

 




Since: May 9, 2007
Posted on: March 13, 2009 5:14 pm
 

More on Happ...

 Granted it is only Spring Training, but here are Happ's numbers so far:

11.0 IP, 10H, 2.45 ERA, 9 K, 2 BB




Since: May 9, 2007
Posted on: March 13, 2009 5:07 pm
 

Pick Park

My vote would have to be J.A. Happ -- he is further along than Carrasco and has more upside than Kendrick....oops I may be getting than from a fantasy wire report, but I do believe it to be true.  I think you would have to be pleased if you could get a repeat of Happ's numbers from the end of last year, and I think he will outperform those actually.  I actually don't find Park to be as consistent as you say.  Happ for #5!



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