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17 Dec

About Russ Ortiz

Russ Ortiz Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com

Similar Pitchers Through Age 28

Bartolo Colon (974)
Monte Pearson (970)
Rick Sutcliffe (959)
Juan Guzman (958)
Joey Hamilton (957)
Shawn Estes (950)
Billy Loes (947)
Steve Busby (947)
Pat Hentgen (946)
Bobby Jones (946)

That’s not a bad list at all. But a number of those guys did hit a wall pretty soon after. Or even before, in the case of Busby… Kevin Millwood would be just outside this list. Ortiz is third on Millwood’s list.

3 Responses to “About Russ Ortiz”

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    Colin Says:

    TSN is reporting the Braves have signed Byrd:
    http://www.sportingnews.com/baseball/articles/20021217/445882.html

  2. 2
    Colin Says:

    TSN is reporting the Braves have signed Byrd:
    http://www.sportingnews.com/baseball/articles/20021217/445882.html

  3. 3
    Alan Says:

    The most interesting thing to me here is that Bartolo Colon is #1 on Ortiz’s list of comps. Granted, similarities aren’t park adjusted but does this mean that we’re overrating Colon or underrating Ortiz? I lean towards the former. Colon had a great year but it was a bit over his head.

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