AL Central Notes: Lannan, Pauley, Dotel, Floyd

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JacksTigers
3 years 5 months ago

Perhaps Turner is just conserving energy in order to work longer in games. Most 20 year old top prospects don’t just lose velocity.

Donskoy
3 years 5 months ago

Here’s to hoping. I’m not a Tiger fan, but, as a baseball fan, I never want to see any player not succeed because of an injury or other outside factor.

Richard Ellard
3 years 5 months ago

Come on Jack, He’s been overhyped for a couple of years now! Smyly will win more ML games!

inleylandwetrust
3 years 5 months ago

How has he been over hyped for the last couple of seasons? I would like your personal scouting report that leads you to this conclusion

Richard Ellard
3 years 5 months ago

No diferent then Andrew Miller and Maybin, they were overhyped so thye could be used in trade bait!

verlander
3 years 5 months ago

But where is the personal scouting report?

Vote4DougWilson
3 years 5 months ago

I watched him pitch last year and this spring and he hasn’t shown anything remotely special. For the way the Tigers talk about him, he should come up young throwing flames like Beckett or something. What’s your scouting report that makes him so indispensible? I’ve yet to hear anyone say anything about what makes him so great other than his velocity.

verlander
3 years 5 months ago

Are you a scout?  When did I ever say I thought he was indispensable?  How did you get all that from my silly comment?  I was trying to make a joke.

I’m not a scout and I don’t play one on TV.  But people whose opinions I trust say Turner more than held his own as a 20 year old while being advanced through the Tigers’ system rather quickly.

As far as I know, Turner throws mid-90s with a heavy 2-seamer, along with a curveball and changeup.  I got to see him pitch in Toledo, and I was impressed.  I think he tired out near the end of 2011, and obviously he was dealing with tendinitis this spring.  I think it’s way too early to be tossing him on the trash heap with the likes of Andrew Miller or anointing Drew Smyly the new top prospect.

RationalSportsFan
3 years 5 months ago

Okay, so some past Tigers prospects were hyped up and ended up struggling.  So, since Turner is hyped, he will definitely struggle.

Good thing Verlander was never hyped up, or else he would have sucked.

ImperialStout
3 years 5 months ago

 I’d take Maybin over Austin Jackson right now.

JacksTigers
3 years 5 months ago

I know you’re being sarcastic, I think (hope,) but I’d like to congratulate you on calling me Jack. You would be surprised at how often people call me “Jacks.” You get a gold star.

Richard Ellard
3 years 5 months ago

A little sarcastic just not as high on him as Smyly. But in all actuality I hope he turns into a stud.

JacksTigers
3 years 5 months ago

He isn’t nearly as good as Turner.

stew4073
3 years 5 months ago

look at his minor league stats. there are not impressive for a player who is supposed to be a “top” prospect .

3 years 5 months ago

Why don’t the Jays get Pauly on a minor league deal, plus add like 500k if he makes the rotation, the more people battling for spots the better 😛

JacksTigers
3 years 5 months ago

He’s not a starter.

3 years 5 months ago

 http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=pauley001dav

I would beg to differ…

johnsilver
3 years 5 months ago

Nor much of a reliever either.. rRemember with pain when he would get the summons to pitch in a big league game for boston and it wasn’t pretty..

One has to wonder if it isn’t something about going to that cavern called Safeco that pitchers who have nothing can be half way effective for a season or 2.

3 years 5 months ago

Ahh kay I was looking at ’10 but hey, the Jays still have 1 spot open in the bullpen too with Santos, Cordero, Jansen, Frasor, Villanueva, and Oliver, it leaves one spot to Litsch, Perez, or Carreno….. and Pauly would certainly be in the mix 😛

Clayton Wilson
3 years 5 months ago

So which impact center-fielder will the Nationals get for Lannan? Bourn, Upton, Bourjos, Hamilton, McCutchen, Granderson, Victorino, Ellsbury, or Kemp?

Or will they have to settle for someone like Adam Jones or Chris Young? Dexter Fowler or Austin Jackson wouldn’t do it. Trout’s not proven himself yet, don’t see the Nationals even bothering to ask. Cespedes could be on their radar, or a corner guy capable of playing CF like Gardner, assuming the Yankees throw in some prospects and Cano.

RestoreTheRoar
3 years 5 months ago

Lannan isn’t worth the names your list. A 5th starter for Granderson, Jacoby, or Mccutchen?

HAHAHAHA…

Pawsdeep
3 years 5 months ago

I’m pretty sure your evaluation of Lannan is a little over the top….don’t think he’d quite command any of those names on that list….

Jeff Westcott
3 years 5 months ago

You win for funniest post of the day. Gardner and prospects with Cano as a throw-in for John Lannan is brilliant.

Clayton Wilson
3 years 5 months ago

 I thank you.

This was actually from an article I read on Lannan’s trade rumors on Bleacher Report. I always go there when I want a good laugh, they have some of the most unrealistic proposals you’ll ever see……

JacksTigers
3 years 5 months ago

You obviously don’t know that MiLB stats mean almost nothing.