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Joel's just a flame-thrower...basically throws a fastball (2 seam and 4 seam) that will reach mid-90s a lot of the time. Also throws a pretty good curve that is in the mid-80s range.

 

Great control when he is on. Almost unhittable when the throws that fastball in the right spot.

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Ya, I heard Gammons speaking highly of him on Boog's show a few days ago...

 

I stopped by a sports store and picked up a Bowman chrome '04 pack, got his rookie card. It's worth 5-6 bucks right now (near mintish), and I'm excited about the prospects of his career...

 

Is it a keeper, or sell while it's high?

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Ya, I heard Gammons speaking highly of him on Boog's show a few days ago...

 

I stopped by a sports store and picked up a Bowman chrome '04 pack, got his rookie card. It's worth 5-6 bucks right now (near mintish), and I'm excited about the prospects of his career...

 

Is it a keeper, or sell while it's high?

 

Keep it for sure. Could be an ace with Verlander and Bonderman in 2 years. Has slight control issues, but he has overwhelming stuff.

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Ya, I heard Gammons speaking highly of him on Boog's show a few days ago...

 

I stopped by a sports store and picked up a Bowman chrome '04 pack, got his rookie card. It's worth 5-6 bucks right now (near mintish), and I'm excited about the prospects of his career...

 

Is it a keeper, or sell while it's high?

 

Keep it for sure. Could be an ace with Verlander and Bonderman in 2 years. Has slight control issues, but he has overwhelming stuff.

 

 

Who would you rather have...Zumaya or Verlander???

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Who would you rather have...Zumaya or Verlander???

 

I'd take Verlander. Zumaya has had control (4.19 BB/9, versus Verlander's 1.97) his minor league career, and he doesn't offer any significant upgrades in H/9, K/9, HR/9, etc potential to Verlander. Both are really good so you can't lose either way, but I see Verlander as a little safer because he's more polished of a pitcher right now. Tigers are going to have a ridiculous staff in 2 years with Bonderman, Verlander, Zumaya, Tata, and Maroth/Robertson. Ridiculous.

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When Zumaya hit Baltimore's Chris Gomez, an ex-Tiger, flush on the left hand with a 97-mph pitch on Wednesday night, there was little doubt in Leyland's mind what had happened.

 

Even though Gomez stayed in the game, he was pinch-hit for in the ninth because he couldn't grip the bat. The Orioles placed him on the 60-day disabled list on Thursday with a broken left hand.

 

"There was no doubt [Gomez] broke it," Leyland said. "You could hear it."

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