Originally Posted by RedlegJake
Okay, I've been out of the loop for a while - how can a guy throw up the numbers Chris Manno did last year and no one has even mentioned his name? Trick pitch? At 23 he doesn't seem overly old for his level, took 2 steps, no glitches. I know he profiles as a reliever but those numbers, whoa...
Not really a trick pitch guy. But his fastball is pretty average. He has a good change up. He also has some deception going on because of his mechanics. But, the odds are that he is probably at best, a 7th inning type of pitcher. Great numbers, but he doesn't project to be anything special. I have him behind a guy like Jeremy Horst at this point simply because Horst has gotten it done in AAA with similar stuff and Manno hasn't yet done that.