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Shorebirds First Half Review

Shorebirds First Half Review

PostPost #1 by Jordan Tuwiner » July 10th, 2012, 9:48 pm

I'd like to welcome Tim to the ON Staff (he's Shorebird fan here on the forums).

http://orioles-nation.com/2012/07/10/sh ... -pitchers/
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Re: Shorebirds First Half Review

PostPost #2 by mcpd » July 11th, 2012, 5:45 am

Good stuff. Do you think any of the guys you previewed have major league stuff?
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Re: Shorebirds First Half Review

PostPost #3 by Shorebirdfan » July 11th, 2012, 7:20 am

mcpd wrote:Good stuff. Do you think any of the guys you previewed have major league stuff?


Thank you. Bundy is the clear choice as the most major league ready of anyone who has pitched here this season (or any season for that matter). Buck has publicly said he would not rule out a September call up for Dylan if the situation warranted it. Personally, I would be against that, since he still has a lot of work to do on use and placement of secondary pitches.

After that the drop off is significant. The closest to ready time wise would be Trent Howard, and most of that I would attribute to his control. However, at the major league level I would see him more as a bullpen arm than a starter.

Rodriguez and Bridwell have the potential for major league stuff, but have a lot of maturity between them and the majors.
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Re: Shorebirds First Half Review

PostPost #4 by Tucker Blair » July 11th, 2012, 10:52 am

Delmarva is a far ways from the bigs, so these are the players we all dream on one day being there.

Really tough to make any sound prediction or answer on who could be major league ready. Agree with Bridwell and Rodriguex with best stuff though.
There is a lot of intriguing talent with the pitching there though.

And Tim will be highlighting the position players soon enough. Which is even more raw and intriguing in my opinion.
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Re: Shorebirds First Half Review

PostPost #5 by BuckMagic » July 11th, 2012, 7:40 pm

Better prospect: Rodriguez or Bridwell?
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Re: Shorebirds First Half Review

PostPost #6 by Tucker Blair » July 11th, 2012, 7:41 pm

BuckMagic wrote:Better prospect: Rodriguez or Bridwell?


Better stuff? Bridwell by far.

Better prospect...well that might be highly debatable right now. I know some people will flip hearing this, but I would still say Parker.
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Re: Shorebirds First Half Review

PostPost #7 by Jordan Tuwiner » July 11th, 2012, 7:43 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:
Better stuff? Bridwell by far.

Better prospect...well that might be highly debatable right now. I know some people will flip hearing this, but I would still say Parker.

Bridwell has a much higher ceiling, but Rodriguez is a bit more polished right now. Rodriguez understands how to pitch a bit better at this stage and repeats his delivery better.
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Re: Shorebirds First Half Review

PostPost #8 by Tucker Blair » July 11th, 2012, 7:48 pm

Agree, with that Jordan.

If someone asked me who had the better chance to help produce at the MLB level, I might say Rodriguez. But like you said, Parker has the much higher ceiling.

Really like both though.
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Re: Shorebirds First Half Review

PostPost #9 by Shorebirdfan » July 11th, 2012, 8:23 pm

Have to agree with both Tucker and Jordan. Bridwell has all the physical tools and is the higher ceiling guy. Every outing I keep thinking this is day he shows us his real stuff.
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Re: Shorebirds First Half Review

PostPost #10 by Tucker Blair » July 11th, 2012, 8:40 pm

Shorebirdfan wrote:Have to agree with both Tucker and Jordan. Bridwell has all the physical tools and is the higher ceiling guy. Every outing I keep thinking this is day he shows us his real stuff.


I'm telling you, one of these games he's going to just drop down 11 K's and tell us all to kiss it.
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