Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg
I think it's premature to place Thompson over Bailey. In fact, I doubt he does any better at AAA than Homer is currently doing.
Thompson is 23. Bailey is 22. Bailey is a former top 10 pick and consensus top 50 prospect. Thompson is not.
Homer also up similar numbers in Chattanooga at the age of 20 in 2006 as Thompson this year at 23.
Thompson in 2008 (23 yrs old)
61.1 IP (6.1 per start)
56 K (8.22 K/9)
14 BB (2.05 BB/9)
44 H (6.45 H/9)
Bailey in 2006 (20 yrs old)
68 IP (5.23 per start)....very low due to command issues.
77 K (10.19 K/9)
28 BB (3.70 BB/9)
50 H (6.62 H/9)
How would I rank them as overall prospects (ceiling):
How would I rank them as ready for the reds today:
It wasn't due to command issues, Homer was on a pitch count. He missed more bats than Thompson and allowed less hits. Matter of fact, if you take away a tuneup start gone bad in a cool September night, his H/9 was even better as was his walks(24 in 68I's isn't great, but hardly horrible).
Thompson in AAA will be interesting.