Originally Posted by cincyinco
Doug, what about his mechanics is bad?
Because I dont really see too much of an issue, other tahn what Oester pointed out above, with the curling the ball around his wrist...
Couldn't something like that be "fixed"? And if not, what kind of undo stress does that put on the arm? I'm not so sure its a dealbreaker for me on Crowe.
As he loads to come toward the plate, his pitching elbow gets way too high for my liking. Whenever your shoulder is lower than your elbow, its a big reg flag to me. Top that off with the wrist thing and thats two red flags in his mechanics. I am not a fan of having to remake a first round pick's mechanics.... be it with his swing or his throwing. Considering that its in the top 10, I would certainly stay away.