Originally Posted by WABronco
...and that was without his excellent two-seamer (at least it didn't have the same crazy movement in '06 as it did in '05). His two-seam fastball literally looks like a 97 MPH breaking ball...it breaks down and to the right and is just death to hitters.
Totally right about the one-bad-inning thing, too. It seemed to be a product of lack of experience, though.
-Slap- and me were so impressed by that heavy fastball during his 05 callup, we both used high draft choices on King Felix last spring in some fantasy leagues and paid for it.
Felix really ticked me off on several occasions last season. The ugly outing in Oakland was hard to swallow, but there were times when my jaw would drop to my knees just watching him bring it. The game he pitched against the Red Sox at Fenway last summer was a thing of beauty. When I renew my MLB.TV subscription, that might be the first game I watch on the archives.