Originally Posted by The DARK
I'm basing my thought process more off of the fact that Sulbaran was in the mid-40's on the prospect list last year. A season of 4.60 ERA isn't enough to turn him from that into a significantly better prospect for me, especially in a year when so many other guys took a step forward. I don't doubt his potential and good arsenal, but he's had three seasons to turn that into some sort of success, and he hasn't. He's too streaky to look very imposing as a reliever either, so I've got him in the 30-35 range.
A 4.60 ERA in the California League.... That ranked 13th among qualified starters in the league. Now, not all pitchers stayed in the league long enough to qualify, so there is that at play too. But, the league's ERA was 4.89. So he was better than average while being young for the league.
As for where he was on this list last year.... That doesn't do much good this year. His stuff took a step forward. His control took a step forward. Those two combined took his game a big step forward. I think you are drastically underrating him if you have him in the 30-35 range.