Originally Posted by jmcclain19
If I was advising a young pitcher, that is what I would do. If I'm Tommy Tanzer, Matt Sosnick or Scott Boras, I'm steering my client towards San Diego and Los Angeles.
I wouldn't doubt that it hasn't happened already over the years.
But I think that after another couple of years with Aaron Cook, Jason Jennings and Jeff Francis, and the much publicized humidor, that stigma will slowly start fading away.
I agree with what M2 said earlier about college junior pitchers IN GENERAL, but I don't think Miller will play holdout games with the Rockies. Having watched interviews with him, you can almost hear regret for having gone to college. He was in the same H.S. class as Delmon Young and Chad Billingsley. He thinks he's as good as them (maybe he's right), and sees them in Triple-A now, a hair from the majors and thinks he could be there right now. Realistically, he won't reach triple A now until '07 or '08, and that's barring setbacks.
In other words, he's itching to play pro ball right now.
He's cocky, which can be good. But he sure looks to me like the best talent and the most likely pitcher to succeed in the draft. So unless the Rockies uncover something negative, I'd take him at 2 if he's avail (like Jim did).