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ENEMY LINES
Phil Taylor
March 25, 2002
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Diamondbacks
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March 25, 2002

Enemy Lines

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an opposing team's scout sizes up the Diamondbacks

"I think Byung-Hyun Kim can come back [from his disastrous World Series performance]. He didn't lose any of his stuff, and if you look at what he was throwing before the playoffs last year, it was like a hot knife going through butter....

Randy Johnson was unbelievable his first couple of times out this spring. He's dominating like your best kid in Little League, except he's doing it against major league hitters....

Curt Schilling is driven to repeat last year....

Todd Stottlemyre is throwing well. It's not easy for him; he really has to reach back and grind every pitch, but if he holds up healthwise, he'll help in the No. 3 spot....

I think Brian Anderson will have a comeback year. He picked up a nice split-finger pitch working with [pitching consultant] Roger Craig, and it'll really help him on both sides of the plate....

Tony Womack still has a low on-base percentage, but he's getting a little better at the top of the order. He's their only basestealing threat....

Damian Miller is coming off a shoulder injury and isn't throwing like he's capable of. Teams will take some liberties if that shoulder doesn't rebound....

Mark Grace hasn't been driving the ball like he needs to. He's a down-arrow guy who will stand in the way of Erubiel Durazo....

Craig Counsell is a gamer, but he's a very average player over 162 games. He has no power, doesn't steal bases and is average defensively....

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