Originally Posted by Superdude
Wouldn't you agree that a guy who's never started outside of 50 some innings in rookie ball could see his stock explode if he maintains his stuff for a full season and dominates Dayton? I mean you had him ranked 19th on your site before all the trades.
Not making a case for Rodriguez though...not sure what people are expecting out of that guy that would constitute a breakout.
If he maintains his stuff for a full season, not really. The reason I ranked him where I did and the reason he was still available in the 3rd round despite that stuff, is that he is not a three pitch guy right now. I guess that leaves open that he could develop that third pitch and certainly improve his stock, but I just think that after the season he just had, which was flat out as dominating a season anyone has had in the Reds system for as long as I can remember, doesn't really make it a break out type of season.