Originally Posted by Betterread
Ravin has the velocity and the mechanics to be a very good starting pitcher. However his command has been so bad that he only got to high A for the first time this year. I have no idea where to rate him, but I hope his excellent finish to 2010 at his highest level to date means that he has finally made a breakthrough.
Ravin dealt with an injury last year that led to him being back in Dayton this season early on. I think his 'breakthrough' is real though. Going back to last year, before he got injured he was pretty good. Once he got back into the groove of things this year he was pretty good. I like his arsenal too. Nice curveball. As you noted, the control is iffy but he has made some strides. Still would like to see it get better, but right now he is at a point where his walks aren't a major flag, just something you would like to see improved upon.