Re: More positive reaction on Chapman
Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
Frankie Piliere (former MLB scout) of AOL Fanhouse was in attendance today and came away very impressed with Chapman. Here are some of his comments from twitter.
I think if I was re-doing the top 100 today Chapman would be #2
To answer all asking yeah Chapman looked that good. You just don't find lefties that have that type of stuff, that body, and that easy velo
When asked if Chapman compares more to Randy Johnson or Clayton Kershaw: Johnson. More of that lefty decepting and I think he can live 95 MPH
Like I told others, the stuff isn't going anywhere. With that type of stuff, it's impossible not to put him that high. Its that rare
When asked how he would rate Chapman's chaneup: Potential plus (6) pitch. Can't grade it there yet but at 14 MPH differential + fade it's got big potential
It sounds like his slider has come a long way. Is Soto working his magic again?
I thought Soto only threw a Fastball and Change up. Has he helped others with their Sliders?
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