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Old 05-13-2005, 06:07 PM   #577
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Sorry it took my a while. I wanted to be 100% accurate.

Edit RP Looper on San Diego's A team (Yes I went out of my way so you don't have to release, trade or sign Stauffer for your franchise)

Tim Stauffer
June 2 1982
SP
R/R
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Rock

#68 (Padres Site Lists Him As 68, Yahoo Lists Him as 47, So does CBS...I don't know)
6'2 and 205 lbs
(All sorts of discrepencies as to his true height and weight I've seen all combinations of 6'1-6'2 and 205, 208, 215. I tried calling him to ask but he didn't get back to me :P)
7
1
9
1

3
3 (Black gloved used in last start)
None x3
Regular (No shots of his legs, I assume their regular)
1
On

Upright
25
23
25
25
40
50
65
48
0
40
65
65
65
70

LHP:
NNN
NHN
CCC

RHP:
CNN
HHH
CNN

Glavine
76
65
68
90

Change
30
12-6
65
72

Curve
55
10-4
61
78

Knucklecurve
60
1-7 (Knucklecurves always comeback like comeback fastballs, start outside of the zone and comeback...perfect backdoor 2-2 pitches.
60
69

Cutter
60
9-3
60
89

Scouting Report I based my CAP upon:

Stauffer's fastball isn't spectacular in terms of velocity. He's usually at 89-91 mph, sometimes a notch higher. But his heater has good movement and he commands it well. The pitch looks faster than it is due to the contrast with his other offerings: a changeup, a standard curveball, a knucklecurve, and a cut fastball he will use in slider counts. Stauffer demonstrates excellent command of all his pitches. Scouts praise his instincts and work ethic. Stauffer is fully developed physically, and it seems unlikely that he'll pick up much additional velocity. If he maintains sharp command, his stuff is certainly good enough for him to succeed without a blazing fastball. He did show a tendency to elevate his pitches a bit too much after his promotion to Triple-A, leading to excess home runs. He kept the ball lower in the zone previously and needs to get back to that against advanced hitters. The Padres are high on his intelligence, work ethic, and mound presence. They are also impressed with his personal makeup and character, due to his honesty about the injury.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/columns/downonthefarm/

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Old 05-13-2005, 06:10 PM   #578
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Are there any Dodger fans out there that know if Oscar freaking Robles can hit a fastball, curve, etc? Any clues at all. Or is he just a 50 for all the pitches? Thanks a million. lol
To early to tell. He's played 3 games had 10 at bats and had 1 hit off a breaking ball. His batting avg is .100, so as of right now I'd say he can hit nothing.....time will tell. I'd need to see him play 22 games or so to say what sort of hitter he is.

Anyways to help you out though I'd recommend you give him the "takes"
of any other 2nd year MLB player.
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To early to tell. He's played 3 games had 10 at bats and had 1 hit off a breaking ball. His batting avg is .100, so as of right now I'd say he can hit nothing.....time will tell. I'd need to see him play 22 games or so to say what sort of hitter he is.

Anyways to help you out though I'd recommend you give him the "takes"
of any other 2nd year MLB player.
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Finally, I'd like to tackle Mike Burns on Houston, but there are so many Mike Burns out there I can't find a decent scouting report on him, things like pitches and the basics. I've already located 3 players on Houston's AA team which can become Burns, they are all 6'0 and 200....Bellinger, Williams and Perez.

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Old 05-13-2005, 07:03 PM   #581
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Doug Creek (DET)
Todd Self (hou)
Jeff Fiorentino (bal)
Keith Reed (bal)
Chris Prieto (LAA)
Mike Burns (HOU)
Jon Switzer (TAM)

These guys still need to done.
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Doug Creek (DET)
Todd Self (hou)
Jeff Fiorentino (bal)
Keith Reed (bal)
Chris Prieto (LAA)
Mike Burns (HOU)
Jon Switzer (TAM)

These guys still need to done.
Doug Creek is on page 6 of this thread.
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Well, looks like Bradley beat me to it. The Stauffer CAP looks pretty solid, nice job. The only thing I might question is his hitting. Last year he was 0-11 in AA, and 2-12 in AAA, striking out a total of 7 times. Possibly a couple points lower on all of them?

Also, his cutter is around 86mph (source: back of a trading card). It is one of his better pitches, so I'm not sure if that needs to be changed.
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I'd disagree with a few things.

First and foremost any knuckleballers will tell you that a knuckleballs movement is all ways the same no matter how accomplished or novice you are. Wakefield, Sparks, Fernandez, Zink, Aguilar, Rogers....All the knucklers have the same movement. Bumping Zink or any other knucklers movement up to Wakefields level doesn't increase the unlikelihood of the ball getting hit.

It's control that is the issue with the young one's like Zink, Aguilar and Rogers, there control should be in the 40's. 3 out of every 10 knuckleballs thrown by "beginners" are bad. Zink acknowledged this in an interview that 7 out of 10 pitches are good. Bearing this in mind I took a look at Wake's control for knucklers and gave Zink 70% of Wake's control, assuming Wake has 10 out of 10 pitches right.

Knuckleballs velocity is between 63 and 68. 70's is far too high.

The second thing I'd disagree with is the delivery. In order to properly throw a knuckler you can't throw overhand, you must drop your arm into a low 3/4 delivery. Watch Wakefield, Sparks or Fernandez...I've watched Zink and Aguilar pitch before, they both pitch 3/4. I can't vouch the same for Rogers, but I'd be willing to be he's a 3/4 delivery as well. The wind-up and delivery is also "easy", not aggressive. Style 2 is a fastball pitcher delivery, contrast style 2 with Wakefields, notice how it is much more relax. Knuckleballs aren't thrown hard and the pitchers don't appear to throw them hard. It's an easy delivery that reduces stress on the arm. Many Ex-fastball pitchers are Knuckleballers after there arm is blown out, hence why knuckleballers can pitch into there late 30's and early 40's without needing tommy john surgery.

Everything I've explained here is just to justify my recommendations. If you want "proof" I'd be happy to direct you to the Oddball Knuckleball forums which I belong to and will explain to you the mechanics and physics of a knuckleball more closely.

Recommendations:
Change Movement to 80
Change Control to the mid 40's
Change Velocity of Knuckleball to 66
Change Pitching Style to Wakefield
Thank you very much for the help. I just started making pitchers last weekend. I sent those updates to the guy in charge at FFG, and they should be up shortly.
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