"I’ll tell you what, he’s one of the nastiest pitchers in the game."
—Braves ace John Smoltz

"He’s got a chance to be one of the best pitchers who’ve come along in this game in a long time."
—Padres All-Star Trevor Hoffman

"He’s a very aggressive pitcher from pitch one to the last pitch he makes."
—Hoffman

"He’s got years and years ahead of him. He’s going to be a star in this league. He’s got Cy Young written all over him."
—Former big leaguer Larry Walker

"Jake pitched hard every day."
—Former teammate Phil Nevin

"That Peavy had about as good a stuff as we’ve faced all season."
—Braves manager Bobby Cox

"The ability he has is unreal."
—Former Padre Randy Jones

"You can tell by the way he competes out there, this guy is the real deal."
—D-Backs manager Bob Melvin

 


 


John Smoltz, 1993 Studio


Trevor Hoffmann,
2002 Topps Heritage


 

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