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    Re: Jonathan Mayo projects the first 20 picks

    Crow 'flashes three plus pitches' which means that he has a plus fastball and two pitches with potential.

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    Re: Jonathan Mayo projects the first 20 picks

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    I still don't know how you can pass up a pitcher with a name like "Shooter" -- especially when he's a Tulane alum.
    I was reading the list and stopped and paused at Shooter. Shooter and Homer, baby.
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    Re: Jonathan Mayo projects the first 20 picks

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    I was reading the list and stopped and paused at Shooter. Shooter and Homer, baby.
    If you judged rotations just on first names --

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    Re: Jonathan Mayo projects the first 20 picks

    I just don't see bad mechanics when I look at Crow. There's no recoil, his elbow comes through in a good position, he doesn't throw across his body. Just don't see it. A little unorthodox in his rhythm, but it looks fine to me mechanically.
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    I just don't see bad mechanics when I look at Crow. There's no recoil, his elbow comes through in a good position, he doesn't throw across his body. Just don't see it. A little unorthodox in his rhythm, but it looks fine to me mechanically.
    So the fact that his throwing elbow gets above his shoulder before he comes forward doesn't concern you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    So the fact that his throwing elbow gets above his shoulder before he comes forward doesn't concern you?
    I don't know, man. Looks like it stays pretty level with his shoulder to me.
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    Re: Jonathan Mayo projects the first 20 picks

    As I stated, I definitely wouldn't mind taking Crow, but I think you take the more sure Smoak or Beckham unless you prefer, a term I usually use for NFL draft prospects which I am a guru in, a boom or bust prospect like Crow.
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    Re: Jonathan Mayo projects the first 20 picks

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    I was reading the list and stopped and paused at Shooter. Shooter and Homer, baby.
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    Re: Jonathan Mayo projects the first 20 picks

    I'd still like the REDS to take Big Ten Pitcher-of-the-Year RHP Zach Putnam:

    Putnam collects the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year award after going undefeated on the mound during the regular season. In 10 starts, the junior righty is 7-0 with six wins coming in league action. Putnam had back-to-back 12-strikeout outings to open Big Ten play and is tied for fourth in the conference with 65 overall K's this year.

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    Re: Jonathan Mayo projects the first 20 picks

    Give me Smoak or give me death. Absolutely ripped and Switch hitter. We need a safe pick this time. Smoak or Beckham.
    This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.

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    Re: Jonathan Mayo projects the first 20 picks

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric View Post
    Give me Smoak or give me death. Absolutely ripped and Switch hitter. We need a safe pick this time. Smoak or Beckham.
    agreed. watching his video's he looks like a man amongst boys

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    Re: Jonathan Mayo projects the first 20 picks

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    The more I read on Crow the more I like him.

    MILB.com describes him as having three plus pitches - a fastball that reaches 96 and he can maintain that velocity deep into games, his slider hits 87, and he's got a solid changeup. Here's what the report says about his mechanics:

    He's got a slight flaw in his delivery, where his wrist flops or wraps in back. He usually comes out of it, but it makes it a little harder for him to pitch to the extension side.
    That sounds like Volquez and Homer Bailey. Has anyone mentioned concerns for their health?

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    Re: Jonathan Mayo projects the first 20 picks

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    So the fact that his throwing elbow gets above his shoulder before he comes forward doesn't concern you?
    Is he the guy from Missouri? I don't like his motion at all. He seems to generate a lot of velocity from a weird arm action. If the Reds have to overhaul his delivery it wouldn't really be worth that high of a pick. The delivery kind of reminds me of Todd Coffey.

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    Re: Jonathan Mayo projects the first 20 picks

    The delivery kind of reminds me of Todd Coffey.
    Nice call. But the stuff is much better.
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    Re: Jonathan Mayo projects the first 20 picks

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Is he the guy from Missouri? I don't like his motion at all. He seems to generate a lot of velocity from a weird arm action. If the Reds have to overhaul his delivery it wouldn't really be worth that high of a pick. The delivery kind of reminds me of Todd Coffey.
    Reminder that Todd Coffey had TJ surgery.
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