Originally Posted by The DARK
Usually seems to be the rule of thumb; guys in the upper minors with good stuff and poor results get selected over the low-upside guys who put up regular numbers.
Doug, is Contreras a prospect at all? Seems like he put together a pretty solid season and cut down on the walks, and the stuff that you described sounds like something that could earn him a major league relief job.
He is a prospect. I would like to see him scrap his curveball and focus more on FB/CH though. Every now and again he can snap off a decent curveball, but more often it is loopy.