Re: Pirates DFA Zach Stewart
Originally Posted by RedsManRick
This is precisely Jocketty's MO. Go ahead and deal that prospect from what some may consider 75 cents (or less) on the dollar knowing that other people are often over-estimating the probability that the prospect will reach/exceed his potential.
Or put differently, getting 75% of a prospect's publicly perceived value converted into real production at the major league level is more useful to the team than getting 100% of that prospect's actual value, which may or may not (likely not) include significant contribution at the major league level.
Yep, see: Smith, Bud. Zach Stewart wasn't the first "can't miss" arm that Walt dealt to get Scott Rolen.
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