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DavidImmel
04-28-2004, 02:54 AM
Met the kid in high school, and I like him a lot...he's very good people. About 6'7" and looks just like brother Jeff, this kid seems like he's pitching in a pony league somewhere most of the time.

Its nice to see him starting to get a lot of love around the country. For my money, he was better than Abe Alvarez last year at LBSU, and has been the best pitcher in college ball for the last two seasons.

Dominated hitters last year with an overpowering fastball and unhittable slider (14-4, 1.96 ERA, 144K/133IP), and I'm not sure what you'd call what he's doing to opponents this season.

I saw him throw 8 innings against UCLA, striking out 15 and allowing 1 hit. I also saw some video of him pitching at Wichita State, a top 15 team, and striking out 16 in 6 innings before being lifted because of soreness in his arm.

For the season, he's 12-0 with a 1.13 ERA, 132 K/12 BB in 87 IP. Routinely you'll see outings where he gives up 1-4 hits, strikes out 13-16 and goes 8 against some of the best competition in the country. IMO, he should be placed ahead of Mark Prior as the best college pitcher of all time.

I would anticipate that the Padres would use the first pick on him in June’s amateur draft, and you’ll see him in the Majors next April.

Morgan
04-28-2004, 11:15 AM
He's not quite Prior, but he is damn good from what I have heard. The Pads will draft him #1 as long as Scott Boras doesn't hold a gun to their head with contract ****.

WilmasPimp
04-28-2004, 12:15 PM
Too bad the real dill isn't around. I'd like to see a Townsend-Weaver debate. I've never seen Weaver pitch, but he better be damn good to be ahead of Townsend.

Morgan
04-28-2004, 01:05 PM
he stuck out ten straight batters to start the game......twice.

MinorThreat22
04-28-2004, 04:36 PM
The Padres better take Weaver. This will go a long way to making up for the 95 debacle when they took Ben Davis 2nd overall over Kerry Wood.

LegallyKenny
04-28-2004, 05:03 PM
Pimp - real dill hates Rice, so I don't think he's a huge Townsend fan, especially after the CWS last year.
Townsend is in the midst of an 18 inning shutout streak right now. I think if Wade can ever get control of his emotions, by mainting his intensity without getting too excited he's clearly the best pitcher in the country. Right now his 9-0, 1.28, and 105 K's are pretty close to Weaver, and .147 BAA is just gross.
As for last year, Jeff Niemann was far and away the best pitcher in the country: 18-0 1.60, including dominating games in the CWS against SMS and Stanford. If Jeff gets healthy for the CWS and Philip Humber (9-1 1.41 101 K's .189 BAA) keeps throwing the way he has been (the word at Rice is he's got even better stuff then Townsend right now) then Texas and Stanford better watch out.

DavidImmel
04-28-2004, 06:50 PM
Kenny, when I said Weaver has been the best college pitcher for the last two seasons, I meant over the span of both years...my bad.

DavidImmel
05-11-2004, 05:12 PM
Obscene.

9 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, 17 K.

3-0 win.

When the Dirtbags make the CWS, he's going to be getting all the pub about possibly being the best college pitcher ever, I promise.

Morgan
05-11-2004, 05:17 PM
he isn't better then Prior.

WilmasPimp
05-11-2004, 05:17 PM
Too bad his older brother is a washed up pothead.

WilmasPimp
05-11-2004, 05:19 PM
Oh and LK, in case you didn't notice Hawai'i beat Rice 3 straight times this season (they handed Townsend his first loss of the season, I think).

DavidImmel
05-11-2004, 05:19 PM
Originally posted by Morgan
he isn't better then Prior.

I'm searchin'.....I can't handle an 'SC guy holding that kind of honor. I honestly do believe though that he's very comparable.

Morgan
05-11-2004, 05:22 PM
Originally posted by DavidImmel
I'm searchin'.....I can't handle an 'SC guy holding that kind of honor. I honestly do believe though that he's very comparable.

He was awesome his last year. Playing in the pac ten he dominated.

WilmasPimp
05-11-2004, 05:30 PM
Don't forget about Justin Wayne from Hawai'i who played at Stanford. Career record of 31-5. That's pretty phenomenal for the Pac-10.

Morgan
05-11-2004, 05:51 PM
He is in the Marlins organization now I think. He was pretty darn good, but Prior went almost straight to the majors. That is unreal.