I just got to thinking about what some of the guys in the future Twins' rotation plans remind me of, on the high end. My thoughts would be this:
Santana = Koufax Just simply dominant, and the clearly the best pitcher in baseball for a solid stretch.
Liriano = Randy Johnson Not a perfect comparison but I can't think of many guys with the nasty fastball/slider that he has, from the leftside.
Garza = John Smoltz I think this comparison from the scouts is dead-on.
Slowey = Hershisher Great locator and really smart guy (they even look alike) that probably is going to be better than Radke (as much as I love Brad) but not in Maddux' class.
Boof = John Lackey Similar stuff, and similar makeup. Just a battler.
Baker = Brad Radke I think he's closest to him. He has to battle and rely on location to get through.
Perkins = Jarred Washburn Similar stuff from the leftside. I'm not a big Washburn guy so I don't like this one, but it's also the reason I'm lower on Glen than most longterm.
Anyone else have similar/different thoughts for longterm comparisons?