Re: PROSPECT: David Shafer - RHP [AA] 2001 draft (RD 32) DOB: 3-7-82
There's a difference between a 24-year-old that throws 90 and a 36-year-old that throws 90.
The 24-year-old might throw 94 when he's 27.
That's why junk like what Goldstein is spitting out has to be taken with a shaker of salt. All he's really able to say at this point is that Shafer wouldn't be the closer based on his stuff not being prototypically "closer"-like. That is, until he gains velocity, which happens all the time with professional coaching, or earns it by doing a heckuva job with what he's got.
I hate it when these prospect-hounds say it like that.