Travis Wood just doesn't quit. Now in AAA, he shows no signs of slowing down. In most scouting reports I've read, the one thing folks say keeps Wood from being a blue chip prospect is his velocity--his fastball sits around 88-90 according to most publications. Anyway, here's my question:
Could Wood's lack of 5 mph be a good thing?
After seeing Edinson go on the shelf until next August, after seeing Prior and Wood break down early in their promising careers, after seeing Homer fail to locate his heat time and time again, after seeing so many other hurlers with 95-97 mph skills fail to live up to expectations for one reason or another...
With the drafting of Mike Leake, who profiles in a similar way from the right side, I'm wondering if the Reds are thinking the same thing.