Hughes hopes

From Bryan Hoch (MLB):

“I feel like if I can stay healthy and pitch well wherever I’m at, I’ll do pretty well,” Hughes said. “I’m just trying to get ready, and if I do go to Triple-A, I’ll just be working there to get back up.”

I’m a huge Phil Hughes fan, however, I’m also one of those guys who believes he is an injury-prone pitcher. Yes, none of the injuries have been of the arm variety — that’s true — though I would argue that the injuries he has succumbed to (rib, hamstring), have been caused by poor mechanics. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him spend time on the DL again in 2009. Obviously, I’m hoping that doesn’t happen, but it’s not outside the realm of possibility.

7 thoughts on “Hughes hopes

  1. I think that this will be the year that he stays healthy, although I think he will spend most of it in the minors.

  2. I have a question why is Hughes so unfairly scrutinized and why dont I hear the same complaints about Baily-Bucholz-Hughe is youngest of the there. All were the same calibur of prospect in 2006. Hughes is still 23 right and with Joba-cc-Burnett and Wang he can be a number 2 quaity starter in the five spot