Re: BP on Travis Chick - 5/8/06
Going to high A to AA can be a real real challenge. To even think based on limiteds low A innings, Chick could handle it, was stupid. Sounds like the guy should be rehabing his arm.
In AA, you get alot more polished Vets and advancing prospects(like Joey Votto for example) who can handle good heat/fastballs and better plate eye if you don't flash good secondary stuff, you will be trashed. Thomas Diamond rocked high A last year and then struggled badly in AA because he didn't show any good secondary pitches. Pelfrey had it easy in high A, moves to AA and looks much more human.
Richie Gardner was somebody who handled the conversion. He rocked high A and then was still fairly effective in 1.5 months of AA. My guess was because his secondary pitches were effective.