Originally Posted by Maldez
I know it's just one inning, but I was impressed with what I saw from young Carlos Fisher yesterday against Cleveland. His breaking ball has a nasty, sharp downward bite to it that will chew up batters if he can control it. Decent pop on his fastball and good size at 6-3 210. I'm hoping this guy sticks !
He oozes of potential. My biggest fear, at least early on, is that with that long delivery he looks like he still struggles to control the breaking ball. It also creates a lot more backspin, leading to more movement, but I think if he shortens his release just a little he will be able to pinpoint that sucker a bit more.
Down in Louisville, he had 21 strikeouts to just four walks in 18 innings. He was definitely performing. Last year, he struck out more than 9 batters per nine innings, but he also did walk nearly 4.5 batters per nine. I imagine from the eye test this is due to controlling his curve.
He's got the stuff. That's for sure.