Originally Posted by HokieRed
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.
Unfortunately, "they" were saying the same thing about Aroldis Chapman, too.
The problem will be patience during development. Resisting the urge to promote/rush guys when they need a "pick-me-up" to draw fans in during subpar summers.