Re: Comps for top Reds prospects?
I'm ready to be called nuts but wen I watched clips of Maloney this summer my mind went back a generation to a hall-of-famer named Don Sutton. Sutton's fastball was mnerely average but he was Curveball hell for a batter. Different looks, different planes, sharp breaks, decent command and a master of mixing up things so his fb looked faster and he rarely hung his curves. Now definitely I'd call Sutton the absolute ceiling and I want to see Matt's K rate stay up at AAA but color me impressed. Sometimes we wear fireballer blinders but Maloney impresses me. I think his floor is a #5 and you've already seen where I see his ceiling. With Bailey and Cueto he is glove fit, too - a great complement to Homer's hard stuff and Cueto's slider.