Saturday, February 17, 2007

Homer Bailey


Cincinatti has a great young SP!?!?!?!? Cincinatti fans should cheer when they hear "Homer Bailey". Why? well maybe because Homer is only 21 years old and already has some major skills. These skills include a 98 MPH heater and a Zito-like 12-6 curve. But Homer Bailey also has a pitch in his repertoire that Zito will never have, a slow-looping 11-5 slider that will buckle the knees of some (Right handed batters) and slide through the backdoor of others (Left handed batters). These 3 pitches, not including a pretty good change-up Homer possesses, give Bailey more stuff and polish than any other SP in the minors. From what i've heard, Homer will start the season in AAA but will get called up to the bigs very early on in the season. With the numbers he posted in AA, he should be in the majors already. 7-1 1.59 ERA and 77k's in 68 IP's say one thing 'monstrous', and that is a word that many scouts use when talking about Homer. Now the only thing left to do is show the world that Homer is ready and willing to be a Major League Pitcher.

4 comments:

Shane said...

sorry, felix hernandez is the true phenom... homer's not even in the MLB yet!

Anonymous said...

yup. he may have the stats in the minors, but if he isnt even ready for the RED roster yet?

Joshn728 said...

Anonymous, whether he's not ready for the Reds or the W.S. champion Cardinals makes no difference. Players that have beastly potential but are not ready for the big leagues will usually be left in the minors until their ready, unless they have stupid front office like the Mariners did when they rushed up Felix.

Josh Jones said...

or when the Royals rushed up Greinke.....

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