Originally Posted by dougdirt
Nearly every high school pitcher ever has had two pitches with a feel for a third. Every one of them. 18 year old kids don't have three MLB quality pitches. They just don't.
Callis had the kid going 20th.
And while I don't "do it for a living", I certainly do it for part of my living.
I think part of the "reliever" talk simply comes from the fact that this kid only started this season because his dad wanted to protect his arm from being overused. He has clean mechanics. He has a good body. He has three pitches and two of them are really good. Nothing at all about that says reliever.
Callis also had him ranked much lower than that did he not? That was merely a prediction IIRC, as if he knew some other team had interest in him around that spot.
Yeah I know you do Doug but you have your blindspots and they are usual the moment someone puts a Reds Jersey on.