Originally Posted by flyer85
Looks like Cueto is sailing right by Bailey on the prospect list
He is pretty up some impressive K/BB rates, especially for a 21 year old.
Cueto's fastball has really improved on location this year. That said, Bailey's location on his fastball is around the norm for his age and not any worse than Gallardo's or Hughes's. It is just they locate other pitches for strikes which gives them the developmental advantage.
The thing Cueto has on Bailey is his changeup has really gotten good and he locates it for strikes. His overall pure stuff isn't quite as good. While I am not calling Cueto a young Oswalt, his athletic ability and mechanics definitely give him a chance to start. Though I guess a high leveraged arm out of the pen may eventually be his calling. Tough to call on a smaller pitchers.
The thing Cueto needs to polish up is his slider. Not the most consistant pitch looking at the footage.
For the Reds luck, they need a sequel called "Bailey Strikes Back" next year