Re: Baseball America rates Reds top 10 prospects
I like to watch the pitcher in a game. See what kind of stuff he has overall, and see how he uses it to get batters to hit into the various defensive alignments based on the various situations that come up.
See how he pitches to situational baseball. Because in my mind, that's all that matters.
I factor in what I know about the strategic tendencies of the Coach, and then try to come away with an impression of whether or not he could succeed under the coaches strategy, or was it a case of being in the wrong "system".
One of the reasons Coaches get fired is because they can't utilize the strengths of his players into a strategy that works.
Is that the pitchers fault?
I mean, if he is pitching into the strategy devised by the coaching staff, and get's rocked unmercilessly, is that the fault of the pitcher?
Or is the pitcher missing his spots? And just can't work in anyone's system? Is his stuff "off" today?
90+% of the pitchers in baseball do not call their own game, so, who is a good pitcher, and who isn't?