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Wei-Yin Chen is incredible

Wei-Yin Chen is incredible

PostPost #1 by Matt P » June 6th, 2012, 8:08 pm

Wow, this guy is a joy to watch pitch.
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Re: Wei-Yin Chen is incredible

PostPost #2 by Tucker Blair » June 6th, 2012, 8:19 pm

The poise is unbelievable. He seems to have zero emotion and simply rears back on the fastball.

Shocked that teams still swing at so many pitches. Wonder if that changes down the road.
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Re: Wei-Yin Chen is incredible

PostPost #3 by Matt P » June 6th, 2012, 9:14 pm

That strike out of Marlon Byrd with 2nd and 3rd 1 out was amazing. He threw his fastest pitch in the 7th inning with all the pressure on him and all the Sox fans standing and cheering. He looked nervous his first inning against the Yankees in his first career start but since that inning you're right he hasn't shown any emotion at all.
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PostPost #4 by birdwatcher55 » June 7th, 2012, 12:35 pm

I wouldn't call him incredible but I was impressed with the seventh when he got out of a second and third jam with one out. I think Valentine did us a favor by bunting the two runners along with no outs, thus giving up an out. I thought it was a rather dumb move on his part considering McDonald had doubled earlier against Chen 8-)
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PostPost #5 by Matt P » October 8th, 2012, 11:07 pm

6.1ip 8h 2r 1er 1bb 3k as the O's tie the series 1-1 and head to NYY.

Incredible.
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PostPost #6 by ofahn » October 9th, 2012, 12:03 pm

The fact that he's so much better with an extra day of rest makes the strongest argument that he needs to spend his winter in an extensive leg strengthening program. If he builds his legs and endurance he will be a seven inning or longer machine every fifth day.
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PostPost #7 by birdwatcher55 » October 9th, 2012, 12:06 pm

Outside one one game at Fenway, that was the best I've been him pitch. He is really tough with added rest between starts 8-)
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PostPost #8 by Matt P » October 9th, 2012, 1:32 pm

ofahn wrote:The fact that he's so much better with an extra day of rest makes the strongest argument that he needs to spend his winter in an extensive leg strengthening program. If he builds his legs and endurance he will be a seven inning or longer machine every fifth day.


Or, he just wasn't used to pitching every fifth day because his entire life he pitched once a week.
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PostPost #9 by ofahn » October 9th, 2012, 1:55 pm

Matt P wrote:
Or, he just wasn't used to pitching every fifth day because his entire life he pitched once a week.


Which is no different than asking a 440 guy to become an 880 guy. He needs to adjust his conditioning.
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PostPost #10 by Matt P » October 9th, 2012, 2:41 pm

ofahn wrote:
Which is no different than asking a 440 guy to become an 880 guy. He needs to adjust his conditioning.


He was a rookie this year. I'm sure the training staff has instructed him on what he needs to do in the off season.
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PostPost #11 by ofahn » October 9th, 2012, 3:45 pm

Matt P wrote:
He was a rookie this year. I'm sure the training staff has instructed him on what he needs to do in the off season.


...and if he does he will be a real stud next year. IMO Chen, Hammel, Tillman, Matusz, and Britton all have the qualities that could make them solid #2 SPs on a contender.
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PostPost #12 by Jordan Tuwiner » October 9th, 2012, 6:22 pm

ofahn wrote:
...and if he does he will be a real stud next year. IMO Chen, Hammel, Tillman, Matusz, and Britton all have the qualities that could make them solid #2 SPs on a contender.

I'm really interested to see what happens with Matusz next year.
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PostPost #13 by Matt P » October 10th, 2012, 1:46 pm

ofahn wrote:
...and if he does he will be a real stud next year. IMO Chen, Hammel, Tillman, Matusz, and Britton all have the qualities that could make them solid #2 SPs on a contender.


I don't know about solid #2's. Maybe a couple of them could but I see most of them as #3's.
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PostPost #14 by ofahn » October 10th, 2012, 3:41 pm

Matt P wrote:
I don't know about solid #2's. Maybe a couple of them could but I see most of them as #3's.


I'd be interested in how you rate each of them, and why.
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PostPost #15 by Matt P » October 10th, 2012, 4:15 pm

ofahn wrote:
I'd be interested in how you rate each of them, and why.


Without getting to much into it I would rate Hammel as a #2, Tillman and Chen as #3's, Matusz and Britton as #4's.

Tillman and Britton IMO have the highest ceilings. Matusz is a toss up as a starter. Chen and Hammel are what they are.
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