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Ok Zack Duke Discussion thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:10 pm
by t2green2
Dude is getting lit during the spring. Just wondering if a Soph slump is due this kid.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:11 pm
by PlayingWithFire
he reminds me of

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:13 pm
by jh2031
He'll be fine once the season starts. People read too much into spring training...especially the pitchers.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:35 pm
by Mercer Boy
Yeah, he actually said that he was happy today because his mechanics were on throughout the game and felt pretty good although he gave up a lot of hits.

It's only spring training...I think he'll be fine. ;-D

PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:44 am
by josebach
RyanK wrote:I saw him pitch in spring training against the phillies... he got hit for 2 runs in the first then pitched 4 scoreless after that.. but he was in some bad jams.. two men on with one out, battled back but still got saved by some nice plays.. he does have a pretty sweet curve.. and it looked like he was throwing pretty well, just was getting hit..

i was impressed he battled back and was able to shut them down


I know he only had 14 starts last year, but his minor league stats are awesome. Last year wasn't a fluke. This guy knows how to pitch and where he'll assuredly have some tough stretches, I think those that are patient with him will be rewarded.

Duke's minor league stats:
http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/players/playerpage/545785