Re: Article on Zach Stewart
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.
You brought up his stats earlier in another thread and I pointed out that his numbers were just fine until Texas Tech decided to move him into the rotation late in the season. He got rocked in those few starts and saw his numbers go to hell. The Reds know what he can do as a reliever. He's got two plus pitches and pitched well against a tough Big-12.
I miss Adam Dunn.