Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
I think people are getting a little too excited about Zach Stewart (probably because he was ranked so high by Baseball America). Looking at his numbers, I am just not impressed. Maybe he was the victim of bad luck, but I want my third-round draft pick to dominate college hitters. He didn't even come close to dominating. In fact, you could easily argue he was average at best.
However, the other side of me loves that we got a power arm and that he might have slipped a round or two (projected to be supplemental first or second).
But honestly, what about his numbers make you excited about him? He talks about this big velocity jump but it didn't seem to help him this year. Unless he was very bad at the JUCO level and these numbers are actually an improvement.
Go watch his scouting video. I don't worry much about a pitchers numbers in college (except maybe his walk totals, but that is something fixable in most cases).