Originally Posted by dougdirt
Fisher and Cueto are two completely differnt things. Firstly, Fisher was born in the country and therefor had to be eligible to the draft. Secondly, when he was drafted it was jsut his second year pitching EVER.
Cueto on the other hand was a free agent signing because he was born outside of this country. Like all Latin America players, they are able to sign with whoever they want once they turn 16 years old.
Completely different things, and niether has to do with talent or scouts opinions at the time of the signing.
Thanks, Doug. I was hoping you'd jump in there with some clarity. So, what is your opinion about how you think G.M.'s might treat players differently based upon where they were drafted, such as Mark Reynolds being given the opportunity to play 3B for the D-Backs after only about 5-6 weeks in AA when they had the 25-year old Jaime D'Antona ahead of him in AAA who is currently at .882 OPS.