Originally Posted by Steve4192
I don't get it either.
Contreras was flat-out AWFUL prior to 2012. Sure, he had a nice year as a 21 year old reliever in low-A ball, but guys like that are a dime a dozen. The odds of him ever making the majors are slim at best.
He's had a high K rate all the way through, and he did continue to pitch well in his few appearances in high A. Actually, his improvement was a big reason why I voted for him. He walks too many people, and yes, the odds of long-term success are low, but that's true for most of the guys on the board at this point.
I've been considering Constante for a while now, but he's still a question mark. I'm not finding anyone else without high negatives.
I'd probably consider voting for Josh Smith if he were on the board, since he didn't completely fall apart in Bakersfield. Some drop-off was expected, but he didn't have a bad year and continued to have a lower walk rate than he had in his first season. His K rate dropped, but it was still at 8.6. I know many don't consider him a real prospect, but I'm a little prejudiced, since we share an alma mater.
Okay, so he's on pace to be a 30 year old rookie.