Originally Posted by Superdude
Zero percent of my income is derived from this opinion, but I can't even begin to count the number of times I've seen "feel for a developing changeup" on a high school pitcher's scouting report; and that includes a whole bunch of very highly touted pitchers. If there was a guarantee he would get a feel for it, he wouldn't have even got close to the 14th pick.
Exactly. If this guy had a mid 90's fastball, excellent slider, and accomplished change, he'd be one of the first 3 players chosen, quite possibly the first. As to the comment about his perhaps profiling as a reliever, that's scout talk; there's a lot of it. Somebody makes a comment like that and it gets quoted. It doesn't mean squat. Look at his video. Kid is a classic big time power starter.