Re: Who is Redszone's #16 prospect?
Originally Posted by dougdirt
I think that Fisher has the stuff to give you 70 quality innings every year for a long time. I think Ramirez can be a #4 starter for a few years, but won't last as long. I rank guys on what I feel their MLB career will be and the likelihood of reaching that. Both guys are around the same level as far as closeness, I just feel that Fisher can remain a very effective reliever for while longer than Ramirez can remain a quality starter.
The way I see it is Ramirez has the ceiling to become a decent starter, while Fisher is limited to the bullpen. At the same time, I think Ramirez's floor is higher because at worst he will be a poor reliever. Fisher's ceiling is good setup man, with a floor somewhere in AAA. So it's possible that Ramirez ends up doing a better job than Fisher in the bullpen...
"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."