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Postby carter » Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:25 pm

wrveres wrote:interesting pitch ..

But what stood out to me, is the fact that he only has two pitches. If he does make it to the MLB, he may be best served by pitching out of the pen, or at least learning a change up.


as far as i know, he uses 4 or more pitches .. fastball, gyro/slider, changeup, forkball, curve.. but he uses the fastball most often... he has great movement on it, and can change speeds, known to throw anywhere between 87 and 100mph (but i think he's lost some velocity in recent years and tops out at 97 now)

he can defenitly handle the majors as a starter.. last year MLB sent a group of all-stars (including Crawford, Blalock, Miggy Cabrera, Manny, Ortiz, Michael Young, Victor Martinez, ect) to Japan for an all-star exhibition series... he pitched a complete game, 0 walks, 5 hits, 6 k's, 1 er, and retired all batters through the first 5 innings

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1926706

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/ ... t=.jsp#box

"Without question he could pitch in the major leagues," U.S. manager Bruce Bochy said after the game. "He has four major league pitches, and has a good idea of what he's doing on the mound. It's hard to compare him to anybody because of his unique delivery."


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W-L ... INN .. PC . H . HR . K . BB. ER. ERA
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14-13 215.0 3434 172 13 226 63 55 2.30


- but he had 5 to 6 days off between games .. teams use 6-man rotations
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Postby wrveres » Thu Oct 20, 2005 7:27 pm

carter wrote:
wrveres wrote:interesting pitch ..

But what stood out to me, is the fact that he only has two pitches. If he does make it to the MLB, he may be best served by pitching out of the pen, or at least learning a change up.


as far as i know, he uses 4 or more pitches .. fastball, gyro/slider, changeup, forkball, curve.. but he uses the fastball most often... he has great movement on it, and can change speeds, known to throw anywhere between 87 and 100mph (but i think he's lost some velocity in recent years and tops out at 97 now)

he can defenitly handle the majors as a starter.. last year MLB sent a group of all-stars (including Crawford, Blalock, Miggy Cabrera, Manny, Ortiz, Michael Young, Victor Martinez, ect) to Japan for an all-star exhibition series... he pitched a complete game, 0 walks, 5 hits, 6 k's, 1 er, and retired all batters through the first 5 innings

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1926706

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/ ... t=.jsp#box

"Without question he could pitch in the major leagues," U.S. manager Bruce Bochy said after the game. "He has four major league pitches, and has a good idea of what he's doing on the mound. It's hard to compare him to anybody because of his unique delivery."


05 stats
Matsuzaka 2005

W-L ... INN .. PC . H . HR . K . BB. ER. ERA
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14-13 215.0 3434 172 13 226 63 55 2.30


- but he had 5 to 6 days off between games .. teams use 6-man rotations


thanks ;-D
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Postby wrveres » Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:44 am

Rotoworld wrote:The Seibu Lions have rejected the request of right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka to be made available to the major leagues through the posting system during the offseason.
The 25-year-old Matsuzaka has been one of Japan's top pitchers for years and likely would get a contract far surpassing Jose Contreras' if made available this winter. He's not free to make his own way to the U.S. until after the 2008 season. In order to arrive before then, Seibu would have to agree to post him. It seems it won't happen this year. Oct. 28 - 3:11 am et
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Postby JTWood » Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:45 am

wrveres wrote:
Rotoworld wrote:The Seibu Lions have rejected the request of right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka to be made available to the major leagues through the posting system during the offseason.
The 25-year-old Matsuzaka has been one of Japan's top pitchers for years and likely would get a contract far surpassing Jose Contreras' if made available this winter. He's not free to make his own way to the U.S. until after the 2008 season. In order to arrive before then, Seibu would have to agree to post him. It seems it won't happen this year. Oct. 28 - 3:11 am et

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Postby chadlincoln » Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:42 pm

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Postby brandnew » Sat Oct 29, 2005 1:18 pm

wrveres wrote:
Rotoworld wrote:The Seibu Lions have rejected the request of right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka to be made available to the major leagues through the posting system during the offseason.
The 25-year-old Matsuzaka has been one of Japan's top pitchers for years and likely would get a contract far surpassing Jose Contreras' if made available this winter. He's not free to make his own way to the U.S. until after the 2008 season. In order to arrive before then, Seibu would have to agree to post him. It seems it won't happen this year. Oct. 28 - 3:11 am et


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Postby Half Massed » Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:55 pm

wrveres wrote:
Rotoworld wrote:The Seibu Lions have rejected the request of right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka to be made available to the major leagues through the posting system during the offseason.
The 25-year-old Matsuzaka has been one of Japan's top pitchers for years and likely would get a contract far surpassing Jose Contreras' if made available this winter. He's not free to make his own way to the U.S. until after the 2008 season. In order to arrive before then, Seibu would have to agree to post him. It seems it won't happen this year. Oct. 28 - 3:11 am et


That sucks for us and for him, but it's not very surprising. He's probably a big draw for his team, along with obviously being a main player for them, so I'm not shocked to see them refuse to let him go.
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Postby giants8307 » Sat Oct 29, 2005 10:44 pm

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Japan Times wrote:It's obvious his season records are not convincing enough. He is an important player, and we need him for the next season," Seibu manager Tsutomu Ito said.


Is it just me or is this a bit of a contradiction? "We won't let him go because he's a really important player, and because he didn't pitch that well this year."

I'm not sure the Sox have the money to post for him unless they offload at least one of Manny and Damon and replace 'em cheaply, though I think I'd rather post for Matsuzaka than sign Burnett. He's talked about wanting to go to the Yanks, but he does strike me as the kind of signing the O's might make.


Yeah, they're definitely BSing. Using his record as a scapegoat in order to not let him walk. A 2.30 ERA and a barely over-.500 record? I think the Lions need some O-fence.
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Postby Phatferd » Sun Oct 30, 2005 1:22 am

Music2004Man wrote:Some of that info about him in the article is just crazy though. 247 pitches in HS! He's already had arm trouble so buyer beware. I would like to see his breaking pitch though.


My buddy threw a CG in a HS summer league game where he threw 215 pitches over 16 innings. Let's just say at the end of the day my friend went after the coach in the dugout...
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Postby bronxxbomber » Sun Oct 30, 2005 2:36 am

really interesting. if he's really got great command of this gyroball and throws 98 i can't wait to see him. he could be the japanese pedro. we all know pedro throws 2 pitches (fastball and change).
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