Originally Posted by redsof72
Just to give an idea of how different people, often very credible people, can have different perspectives, you may find this interesting. Last season, a member of the player development staff (not saying if it was a coach, rover, or administrator) told me that he rated Martinez as the third best pitching prospect in the entire Reds organization. The same day, I asked a scout from another team, "if the Reds cut Martinez loose today, would you recommend to your team that he be signed?" The answer was "absolutely not. He has too far to go mechanically." One person really felt in his heart that Martinez would figure it out and become a major league closer. The other thought he was not even worth taking a chance on.
Let me guess, Mack Jenkins. You don't have to answer that.