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05-20-2012, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Hook View Post
Weren't Verlander's stats underwhelming at times in college?

Not really, but his draft year was his weakest season. He had something like an 2.10 era his first 2 years combined, then had one in the 3's in his draft year, which was strange since he k'd like 150 guys in 100 IP. He did have 20 wild pitches that year after not having that many combined the previous 2 years, probably just a case of draftitis.

For comparison sake, Cole had a 3.39 college era, Verlander's was 2.57. Verlander had 427 k's in 335 ip, Cole had 376 in 322. Verlander only spent 1 (partial) season in the minors even though he didn't sign and play during his draft year. He pretty much killed the competition to the tune of a 1.29 era over 120 IP that year, got called up to Detroit for about a dozen innings and never looked back.

Also, Stephen Strasburg is hitting .375/.412/.750 this year. small sample size and all but still

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