SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 16: Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at AT&T Park on April 16, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
ESPN's prospect expert Keith Law hosted a chat on Thursday afternoon, and here are some excerpts, including his thoughts on Tim Lincecum and hitter and pitcher BABIP:
I think the fact that he ditched the slider was enough to know that the pitch hurts him arm when he throws it. Why would a pitcher ditch a pitch that is effective for him?
Walker is pitching well in AA for the Mariners. In two starts, he is 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA and a 15-2 strikeout to walk ratio in 11 innings pitched. Jason Parks from Baseball Prospectus projected that he could be in the mix for #1 overall prospect in baseball.
Taveras is very young for AA, but he is hitting .351-.362-.667 with 3 HRs and 14 RBI in 57 at bats so far this season. The Cardinals signed Carlos Beltran to a 2 year deal this offseason, so Taveras could be ready for the big leagues when Beltran's contract is up.
More chat excerpts after the jump:
Marisnick is currently hitting .250-.378-.417 with 5 RBI, 4 stolen bases and a 14-8 strikeout to walk rate in 60 at bats thus far in High A.
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This is something fantasy owners should know when analyzing pitchers and hitters in the season and during the offseason.