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Parraz clears waivers, plus the full Yankees NRI list

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 11, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The quickest way to post the non-roster list was to simply copy-paste the Yankees press release, but that’s a lot of text and it’s a little difficult to sort through. Feel free to scroll down for some stats and basic information about these guys, but if you’re just looking for names and positions, here’s an easy-to-digest list of all the Yankees non-roster invitations, including the guys who were announced earlier this winter.

Don’t forget, this is in addition to anyone on the 40-man, so guys like Melky Mesa and Hector Noesi are automatically invited to camp.

Also, Jordan Parraz — who was designated for assignment last week after the Justin Maxwell trade — cleared waivers today and was outrighted to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. That means he’s still in the organization, and that’s why he got an invitation to camp.

Starting pitchers
LHP Manny Banuelos, RHP D.J. Mitchell, RHP David Phelps, RHP Adam Warren, RHP Bartolo Colon, RHP Freddy Garcia

Andrew Brackman, Dellin Betances and Hector Noesi are on the 40-man and automatically invited to big league camp. There are no surprises in this group, especially given the fact that Phelps, Warren and Mitchell could make a run at a rotation spot. I thought Graham Stoneburner might get an invitation, but the Yankees have a ton of pitchers in camp as it is.

Relief pitchers
RHP Eric Wordekemper, RHP Luis Ayala, RHP Warner Madrigal, RHP Brian Anderson, RHP Buddy Carlyle, RHP Mark Prior, LHP Neal Cotts, LHP Andrew Sisco

The only organizational reliever to get a non-roster invitation is Wordekemper, who’s never been highly touted but has consistently put up impressive numbers. Ryan Pope and Steve Garrison are already on the 40-man, so they’ll be there as well. Craig Heyer, Josh Schmidt and Pat Venditte were left out, which isn’t all that surprising. I listed Carlyle among the relievers, but he could pitch in either role in the minor leagues.

Catchers
Jose Gil, Kyle Higashioka, Jesus Montero, Austin Romine, Gustavo Molina

Gil, Higashioka, Montero and Romine are all getting their second invitations to big league camp. Last year Gil was a late addition, and I suppose the Yankees could invite J.R. Murphy if they decide they need another guy behind the plate, but eight catchers is probably enough. Gil isn’t on any prospect lists, but he’s bounced around the organization and filled holes at different levels. Last year, Higashioka was the youngest player in camp. This year it will be Banuelos.

Infielders
3B Bradley Suttle, 1B/3B Jorge Vazquez, SS Doug Bernier, 2B/3B Ronnie Belliard, 3B Eric Chavez

This was the only real surprise for me: No Corban Joseph and no David Adams. Both are legitimate prospects in the organization, and both could be in Triple-A by the end of the year (or the middle of the summer). I thought they’d at least spend a few days with the big leaguers, but really, the Yankees already have a lot of second basemen and third basemen coming to camp. They need to see what Belliard and Chavez have left, they need to find out whether Vazquez and Brandon Laird can help this season, and they need to move Eduardo Nunez, Ramiro Pena and Kevin Russo all around the infield. There are only so many at-bats.

Outfielders
Daniel Brewer, Austin Krum, Jordan Parraz

Parraz was designated for assignment last week, but he cleared waivers today. Most of the Yankees upper-level outfielders are already on the 40-man. Justin Maxwell, Greg Golson, Colin Curtis and Melky Mesa will automatically be in camp. The guy I want to see is Brewer. In the past two years, he’s kind of pulled of a lighter version of what Laird has done: Going from vaguely on the radar to building some legitimate prospect buzz. He has a little bit of power and a little bit of speed and showed last year that he can play center field. He won’t make the big league club out of camp, but he’s one of the smaller-name guys who might be worth watching.

Another way to sort the non-roster guys…

Veterans signed to minor league contracts
RHP Luis Ayala, RHP Bartolo Colon, RHP Freddy Garcia, RHP Warner Madrigal, RHP Brian Anderson, RHP Buddy Carlyle, RHP Mark Prior, LHP Neal Cotts, LHP Andrew Sisco, INF Doug Bernier, INF Ronnie Belliard, INF Eric Chavez and C Gustavo Molina

Organizational prospects
LHP Manny Banuelos, OF Daniel Brewer, C Jose Gil, C Kyle Higashioka, OF Austin Krum, RHP D.J. Mitchell, C Jesus Montero, OF Jordan Parraz, RHP David Phelps, C Austin Romine, INF Bradley Suttle, INF Jorge Vazquez, RHP Adam Warren and RHP Eric Wordekemper

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76 Responses to “Parraz clears waivers, plus the full Yankees NRI list”

  1. GreenBeret7 February 11th, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    I like seeing brewer getting a little notice from others in the organization. As Chad says, he does nothing exceptional but, he does everything pretty well. Sort of a left handed version of Roy White or a better version of Colin Curtis. Thanks for the little blurbs on the guys, Chad.

  2. GreenBeret7 February 11th, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    One other guy that might open some eyes for maybe another team, if not the Yankees is Jose Gil. Fairly decent defensive catcher, good arm, has power and plays a couple of other positions, too. And, he’s still only 24 years old.

  3. blake February 11th, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Mlb network ranked the Yanks as the 4th best team in baseball right now…..Id probably say 3rd but either way they aren’t nearly as bad as a lot of folks are making out and are a starting pitcher away from challenging for higher. They had the Phillies as #1……which I get but aside from their rotation there are some issues with that team.

  4. Doreen February 11th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    GB7 -

    I’m trying to keep track of some of the guys I might want to keep an eye out for at Trenton. I remember Brewer and Mesa were two. Anyone else?

  5. Doreen February 11th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    blake -

    4th best sounds pretty good.

  6. Joe from Long Island February 11th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Jose Gil has been around for a while. He looks to be blocked in NY by the various options we have. For his sake, I hope he gets included in a trade, to a team with a real need at C.

    By the way – I’ve never been impressed here with posters who seem to be more concerned with being right, rather than hoping for what’s best for the players and the team. I get enough of that crap at the job – unfortunately, if you know what I mean – so I don’t need it here.

  7. blake February 11th, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Doreen,

    Yea I mean it sounds like the Yanks have a lot of problems but when you actually start to think about which teams are better than then…….there really aren’t many

  8. blake February 11th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    I think you can argue that the Phillies and Red Sox are better on paper right now but that’s really about it for me.

  9. GreenBeret7 February 11th, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Doreen, maybe Brad Suttle and Corbin Joseph. Not sure if Adams moves up or plays a little longer in trenton. You’ll certainly get the pitchers to watch. Banuelos, Warren(?). Stoneburner, Hall and you’ll love watching Pat Venditte.

  10. Joe from Long Island February 11th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    The Phils have a tremendous starting rotation, on paper. I do think the Red Sox have too many questions, certainly more than the Yankees.

    I am really not impressed, relatively speaking of course, with the Red Sox starters. After Lester and Bucholz, the quality drops off precipitously.

  11. GreenBeret7 February 11th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Joe, Gil, like you said is kind of buried behind a lot of talent, as is Murphy and Mitch Abeita. I think that Abeita becomes the organization’s newest PJ Pilittere. And the young Ky;e Higashioka and these guys have no chance with NY.

  12. GreenBeret7 February 11th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    young ***Kyle*** Higashioka

  13. Joe from Long Island February 11th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    GB – yes, and it doesn’t mean that they’re not big league ballplayers, just that they’re blocked in NY. I wish the best for these kids.

    BTW – not to say the Yanks don’t have questions. Just that, starting with their rotation, the Red Sox have a lot of question marks, which carries over into their lineup. The Yanks’ lineup is much more secure.

  14. blake February 11th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Joe,

    I agree. There aren’t any teams without flaws. The phils lineup is extremely left handed and aging and their pen is shaky as usual. Boston’s rotation 3-5 was terrible last year….now they could bounce back and be solid but if you’re assuming that then I think you have to assume AJ does as well which would certainly level the rotation playing field a bit.

  15. m February 11th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Betsy,

    I read what you wrote about Cone. Very odd attitude from him, I didn’t think he would dis’ a player like that in the airwaves.

    Anyway, he’s allowed his opinion. It seems, though) like his opinion was influenced by Phil’s second half, when he may have tired (as Joba probably did in his first year as a starter). I still feel that taken in totality, it was a good year with it’s good (first half) and bad (second half).

    I’ll reiterate that 2010 did not a career make. And that 2011 is all that counts now.

    I still don’t understand how Cone can say that Nova and Joba will do well and Hughes less than well. Based in what? What he thought of 2010? Because Hughes was able to pitch deeper into games than Nova.

    Very confusing.

  16. GreenBeret7 February 11th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Joe,

    What Boston has to be concerned about is catching and hoping that guys like ellsbury doesn’t become a chronic injury walking around. Their backup outfielder in center is close to 37 and has become a little injury prone, as is Drew. Overall, they can hit…if they’re on the field.

  17. Joe from Long Island February 11th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    And, when Phil continues to grow and mature as a pitcher (as we all hope), then Cone will say that he stepped up to the challenge.

    What’s the problem?

  18. Joe from Long Island February 11th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    GB, the way I look at it, those are Boston’s problems.

    The Yanks’ problems are more manageable, IMO. Just hope Phil and Nova continue to develop, no reason why they shouldn’t. Ditto AJ.

    It’s spring training, for Pete’s sake. If ya can’t be optimistic now, then when?

  19. Doreen February 11th, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Thanks, GB7 -

    I’m going to have to get to a lot of games!

  20. m February 11th, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Oh, and regarding Drew. He’s a very good player…when he’s able to suit up.

    You know everyone laughs at our bloated contract players. Neither here or there.

    But, Drew practically fled from his old contact…and right into the arms of the Sox. They finagled that thing, and almost certainly broke the rules. That’s why the Sox got what they deserved. An expensive, brittle, part-time RF.

    I feel no guilt over laughing when it comes to Nancy Drew.

  21. Doreen February 11th, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    I didn’t hear Cone’s tone. But it seems like he was disappointed in Phil’s second half. Heck, Phil Hughes was disappointed in his second half. There isn’t a person around that thinks Hughes doesn’t have things to work on. Having to make improvements and acknowledging that’s the case, does not mean the guy was not good. Actually I’d be more “worried” if Phil Hughes didn’t think there was room for improvement.

    He’s young. He’s learning. Give the guy a break.

  22. m February 11th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Sigh, Doreen. Now I’m going to have to hunt down the archived clip now that you’ve busted up the consensus. :mad:

  23. GreenBeret7 February 11th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    One problem Hughes hasn’t got is innings limits. Last year he pitched over 100 innings for the first time since 2006. That was an 100 inning jump in one year when adding his PS numbers in. Still learning to pace himself and he reached 100 by mid June, so running out of gas and trying different things didn’t help. That should settle down this year. A 20 win, 200 strikeout, 3.20 ERA possible? He’s got that sort of talent, so he very well could. He’ll be better than 2010, so that would shut people up, fans, posters, mdia.

  24. Doreen February 11th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    m -

    I don’t understand. What consensus?

    I’m just saying, I don’t care what Cone said. Cone was not around last year.

  25. GreenBeret7 February 11th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Doreen February 11th, 2011 at 6:56 pm
    Thanks, GB7 -

    I’m going to have to get to a lot of games!

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Doreen, that’s why I love milb-tv. com. They don’t show enough Trenton games but they play all of the radio feeds. They do show about 75-80 of the Scranton games. For me, well worth the $30 a year.

  26. m February 11th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Sorry, Doreen. I thought you listened to the interview and didn’t hear any tone. The consensus was a consensus of one. Never mind. :)

  27. SJ44 February 11th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I heard Conr’s interview.

    There was nothing wrong with his “tone” and he didn’t say anything Pat M or I have been saying.

    Betsy,

    He was critiquing Hughes. You have been trashing him for six months.

    You went from being his biggest fan to an over the top critic.

    Some of your criticisms of him don’t pass the laugh test. Since they come from NYYFans.com, that’s not surprising.

    BTW, here is how much Cone “hates” Hughes…..

    He was the first guy who suggested to Girardi he keep Hughes in NY and that putting him in the bullpen will make him a better starting pitcher.

  28. m February 11th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Maybe Coney is disappointed that Phil didn’t pitch a perfect game. :mad:

  29. Doreen February 11th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    m -

    I just didn’t know what you meant. :)

    I can’t listen to Francesa most of the time; actually had a I known Cone was on, I might have flipped it on. He is mostly very knowledgeable.

    Sometimes I think there’s just too much nitpicking of Phil Hughes that goes on.

  30. GreenBeret7 February 11th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Well, M, he should be disappointed about no perfecto. Cone only took about 13 years. Cone only pointed out that he changed some pitches and when the knuckle curve didn’t work he was left with 2 pitches. Hardly unexpected for an inexperienced young pitcher.

  31. Tom in N.J. February 11th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    is the Cone interview online.

  32. ron February 11th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Cone was just commenting when asked a specific question about hughes,a specific pitcher.

    All he said is that hughes has to learn the art of pitching & develope more pitches,especially offspeed ones,learn to mix pitches.

    He did not trash him in the least bit.

    Everybody knows hughes didn’t have a great 2nd half,so saying that does not mean cone was trashing hughes.

  33. GreenBeret7 February 11th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Perhaps part of Hughes late season woes was that he listened to so many other voices and tried everything. Now, he has at least a working knowledge of a lot of different pitches, so, he just has to sort out the 4 best and go with those, while continuing to play with others during his bullpens. Experiment in the pen.

  34. Giuseppe Franco February 11th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    This thread has gone old school. I see a lot of the long time regulars – Joe from LI, mel, GB, SJ, Doreen, and blake.

    Did someone turn the Lohud clock back a year or two?

    I hope so. This place can get really stupid sometimes.

  35. Cashmoney February 11th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    neurotic

  36. ron February 11th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Hughes is a very smart,coachable pitcher.

    If any pitcher is going to learn from last year & realize that he is going to have to develope at least 1 offspeed pitch & mix his pitches effectively,it is hughes imo.

    Cone also said that with all the tapes players watch it is even more difficult to survive on a limited arsenal of pitches.
    You have to be crafty & unpredictable & mix an assortment of pitches,cone said.

  37. GreenBeret7 February 11th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Here’s the Cone interview

    http://web.yesnetwork.com/medi.....d=13110735

  38. Nick in SF February 11th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Cone has a prejudice against children of high privilege, such as the Young Master Philip Hughes.

    It’s like, if you didn’t grow up in an Irish bar or dodging crack dealers or meth needles/pipes [Note to self: find out how meth is taken before making references to it], you’re not tough enough for David Cone!

  39. 108 stitches February 11th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    This will be Montero’s 3rd spring training as a non-roster invitee. In 2009 and 2010 he was issued No. 83.
    Hopefully he’ll be on the 40-man roster sooner than later and with a number unlike a football one.

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....p?c_id=nyy

  40. Giuseppe Franco February 11th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    It appears Swisher has hired a new agent not named Scott Boras as previously reported.

  41. GreenBeret7 February 11th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Unfortunately, the interview with Moose Skowron isn’t up.

  42. Jerkface February 11th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    One problem Hughes hasn’t got is innings limits. Last year he pitched over 100 innings for the first time since 2006. That was an 100 inning jump in one year when adding his PS numbers in.

    Hughes was over 100 in 07 and 09 if you include minors+postseason, but 2010 was the first time going over 100 in the majors all at once and it showed.

    Looking forward to a Hughes who knows his limits next year.

  43. Fran the original February 11th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    young ***Kyle*** Higashioka
    **************
    GB,I went to 2 SI Yankee games last season and saw him. Very impressive.

  44. Tom in N.J. February 11th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Cone blasted/trashed/eviscerated/castrated/ Hughes?

  45. Nick in SF February 11th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    “It appears Swisher has hired a new agent not named Scott Boras as previously reported.”

    Are you sure? Is it ok to love him again?

  46. Tom in N.J. February 11th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    GB, thanks!

  47. blake February 11th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Young pitchers struggles make them better…..we saw that Hughes needed to work on his secondary pitches in the 2nd half last season and guess what the first thing he says is when he comes to camp…..that he neglected his changeup last year and he knows that he needs it now.

    I think its one thing to analyze where Hughes is now and point out that he could improve on things…..its another to not expect he and the Yankees to also realize those things and to work towards improving them.

  48. Doreen February 11th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Giuseppe Franco!!!

    how are you?

    You and m and murphydog making an appearance on the same day – things must be looking up!

    :)

    We all tend to listen to/read things with our own bias, often looking for affirmation or confirmation, I guess.

  49. GreenBeret7 February 11th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    At least somebody is happy and will welcome Swisher back.

    Ken_Rosenthal Ken Rosenthal
    Nick Swisher indeed has changed agents, but hired Dan Lozano, not Scott Boras. #Yankees #MLB

  50. Giuseppe Franco February 11th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    # Nick in SF February 11th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Are you sure? Is it ok to love him again?

    ————

    Not sure. We’ll have to wait and see how he does next October before I can answer that.

  51. Cashmoney February 11th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Cone mastered the batters in the bp was prolly to bequeath the master part of that title to Hughes. That insufferable fool!

    Disclaimer: the above conjecture represents purely the opinion of CM and is in no way representation of Lohud and it’s subsidiary POV on the subject matter.

  52. Tar February 11th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Nice job today Chad.

    I also really enjoyed today’s guest post. Well done Tyler.

  53. GreenBeret7 February 11th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    fran, higashioka struggled, but, he is really young. Pat M. saw him a lot in high school and alerted me to him as somebody to watch. This year, he should open some eyes in Tampa.

  54. GreenBeret7 February 11th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Tom in N.J. February 11th, 2011 at 7:29 pm
    GB, thanks!

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Any time, Tom. my pleasure.

  55. Giuseppe Franco February 11th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Doing great, Doreen. Thanks for asking.

    Surprisingly, I’m one of the handful of people in the Chicagoland area that hasn’t been sick this winter.

    Sure hope that doesn’t change with another month to go.

  56. blake February 11th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    GF,

    How you feeling? Good seeing ya around

    Tar,

    Heart breaker the other night….I think the crowd got the youngsters rattled to start the 2nd half. They have to come to the dean dome in a couple weeks though ;)

  57. SJ44 February 11th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I think Dan still works for CAA.

    If he does, I believe Nick’s wife is represented on the show business side by CAA.

    Re: Hughes….

    Nobody’s arguing he’s a finished product

    However, for his age and service time, he’s one of the best young pitchers in the game and only those folks who are truly clueless would argue otherwise.

    Welcome back Guiseppe!

  58. Cashmoney February 11th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    nice blend of Young and old on NRI. I am hoping to see a glimpse of Melky Mesa next year if he continue to progress. Can the Melkman ring twice?

  59. blake February 11th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Hughes is one step away from being one of the better starters in the league. He’s not there yet but he has the stuff and fastball command to be just that.

  60. Doreen February 11th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    In case anyone missed it, I will be doing GTLU again this season, but I’m adopting a more stringent approach in terms of submission windows.

    I have done some housekeeping on the GTLU website, which you can see by clicking on my name. I am set up for the first Spring Training GTLU, Saturday February 26th.

    During the season, there will be no GTLU on the weekends, but for the very first game of the spring training, I made an exception – since we’re all chomping at the bit for baseball season to begin.

    I will run 8 GTLU during spring training, and those 8 games are televised games that take place during the M-F week.

    I have posted the GTLU rules on the website, which include the submission window times. If anyone has a question or comment about those times, please let me know. They are not yet written in stone – I’m open to tweaking the times to accommodate as many of those interested as makes sense.

  61. Doreen February 11th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Giuseppe Franco -

    That is GREAT to hear about your health!

  62. Doreen February 11th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Cashmoney -

    Very clever. Melkman ring twice! :)

  63. GreenBeret7 February 11th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Doreen, not sure if you or the other ladies read the stuff on YES, but Ken Singleton’s wife does a column for them called “Mrs. Singy”. Interviews and baseball from the ladies view point. Here’s one that is a typical wife’s view of putting him on the road to work.

    http://mrssingy.mlblogs.com/ar.....fcase.html

  64. Doreen February 11th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Never a good sign when the last three or so posts in a thread belong to you. :oops:

    In my defense, Wheel of Fortune is on…

  65. Tar February 11th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    blake

    heart breaker yes, but big picture I think they served notice they are for real. I feel you almost have to lose games like that in order to grow, learn and get that toughness. Surprisingly not a lot of trash talk around here, like usual. I think deep down the bad guys are worried. :D

  66. tyanksfan36 February 11th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I think its cool that Suttle, my personal fave. got an invite to Spring Training. He may not be on the 40 man or the prospects lists, but he was the best position player for Tampa once Joseph got promoted.

  67. blake February 11th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Tar,

    I agree!

  68. Cashmoney February 11th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    GTLU was a lot of fun. thx for running it again Doreen.

  69. Doreen February 11th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    GB7 -

    Thanks for the link. I’ve read Mrs. Singy before, but not in a while.

    Cashmoney -

    You’re welcome. Hope it’ll be easier to guess along with Joe this year. :)

  70. GreenBeret7 February 11th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Anytime Doreen. She interviewed Yankee announcer Ken Singleton this week. I imagine she had to really twist his arm for that one.

  71. m February 11th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Good to see GF back in full bloom.

  72. Doreen February 11th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Fran -

    I just set the DVR to record “Say Yes to the Dress.” Somehow I don’t think my husband will be interested in watching it. :?

    GB7 -

    Funny how that would work, right?

  73. Cashmoney February 11th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    watching the Cone interview reminded how many big game pitchers the Yanks had during period of time btw 96-2001, a veritable mix of stuff, guile and veteran exp in el duque, Cone, Petitte, Well, Key.

  74. Fran the original February 11th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Doreen, glad you remembered. I was just going to remind you :)

    Do the spring training games count in the standings or are they for us to “get into playing shape”?

  75. BoJo February 11th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    YT and GB7–Thanks for info on Coleman. I thought I recalled that aside from being a very funny guy, he was a very brave and humble man.

  76. BoJo February 11th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    GreenBeret7 February 11th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    One problem Hughes hasn’t got is innings limits. Last year he pitched over 100 innings for the first time since 2006. That was an 100 inning jump in one year when adding his PS numbers in. Still learning to pace himself and he reached 100 by mid June, so running out of gas and trying different things didn’t help. That should settle down this year. A 20 win, 200 strikeout, 3.20 ERA possible? He’s got that sort of talent, so he very well could. He’ll be better than 2010, so that would shut people up, fans, posters, mdia.
    ++++++++++++
    You bring up a point I was thinking about. The only worry I have about Hughes is that he experiences arm troubles after such an increase in innings pitched. I thought Rays in 2009 would have the same problem for their young starters after they went to WS, and they did. Even a good young pitcher like Phil can have a set back based on too rapid a build up. I hope he doesn’t, but it is a concern.

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