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Postby BillyHallDisciple » Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:31 pm

I haven't seen squat on the Cafe about this guy, yet he had a sick k/9 ratio throughout his minor-league career, and so far in his starts he's had 13 k's thru 11 IP and has given up only a handful of hits. (5 k thru 3 IP tonight... granted the opposition has been TB and BAL, but still....)

I know it might still be too early to judge the guy, but in the past we had anointed Hamels and Billingsley as the automatic ROY/CY Young winners before they even made their first start. Is this why CJ isn't getting mentioned, everyone thinks the hype would backfire?

Is he a good WW steal?
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Postby bigken117 » Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:56 pm

Ride the hot streak ;-D As with any rookie pitchers their are bound to be lumps and bumps, but he displayed exceptional K/9 and K/BB #s throughout his career in the minors. He makes a worthy pickup ;-D
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Postby converge241 » Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:16 pm

looked good tonight til just giving up 3 runs in the 6th to blow the lead <img src=/forums/images/smiles/kiss.gif>
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Postby brandnew » Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:40 pm

Braves got the lead back for him, he's in line for the W still. ;-D
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Postby Baybino » Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:11 pm

If he's available grab him, especially in a keeper/dynasty league. The kid could be the next Atlanta guy. The ks are impressive and he's been good to this point, certainly better than Crappy Cole.
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Postby Hobbes » Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:03 am

Watching him pitch he is quite reminiscent of a young Tom Glavine. He has the same smooth and easy motion, and he beats you with location and deception, not velocity.

Of course that means he needs to have his command to win. If he struggles with command he won't be able to compensate by blowing hitters away.
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Postby beezer » Sat Jul 01, 2006 2:45 pm

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I have been waiting a while for the Braves to finally give James a shot in the rotation. He was very impressive today in his first MLB start. He works fast and is always around the plate, keeping his pitch count and walks down. He was spotting the ball all over: inside, outside, up, and down. He also changes speeds very well. I wouldn't say he has "electric stuff." Watching him today, you can tell that the guys just knows how to pitch, which can be better than just having nasty stuff. Somebody posted earlier that he has a funky delivery which is not the case. His delivery is smooth and effortless. I know it is only one start, but, if I had to compare him to someone, it would be Glavine.

He surely will have ups and downs as all rookie pitchers do, but, he looks like a future star to me. Probably a very good #2 or #3 starter for years to come. He will be in my lineup next week vs. Balt. in my deep league. By the way, he was voted the #7 prospect by Baseball America.







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Postby hybrid » Sat Jul 01, 2006 3:05 pm

If only there was a 5 page thread on James that was merged from others threads. Then maybe we could post there. ;-7 :-b
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