Originally Posted by kheidg-
I don't see how this is possible. Maybe because he is more inexperienced as an actual pitcher.
What I see that gives the argument of Pelland over Roenicke, is Pelland is younger (23 vs. 24), has pitched 4 times as many innings since being converted to a reliever vs. Roenicke converted from a position player, and pitched impressively at AA and AAA last season vs. Roenicke only 19 innings at AA.
I am not saying Roenicke will not be good and I agree with the point that he is just recently converted, but him being #7 and Pelland barely getting a sniff at #18 is flat out ridiculous.
Well Roenicke was not really a pitcher in college, so you are right about the inexperience. He also throws harder and has a better offspeed pitch than Pelland does. I think Roenicke at #7 is a little high, but not overly high, but Pelland at seems to be heading for where he should be. Not a slight on Pelland. In other systems he would be much higher than he currently is. Just going by say John Sickels grading scale, Pelland would have been top 10 in several systems.