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My Rule 5 Pick

Posted by huhguy , 06 December 2016 · 1,546 views

There are some real intriguing arms in this draft. With Falveys guidance, I think there is a good chance the Twins strike gold in this draft. That said, i want to explain my choice and the one I hope the Twins will make.

There are probably at least five arms to look at and all of them have their different merits. Can we all agree that the Twins will not be in the pennant race next year? If you agree, or even think thats plausible, then I say, go for potential, go for the rare arm as unrefined as it may be, and play for the future superstar

Here is Baseball Americas write up on this very guy:

Julian Fernandez, rhp, Rockies: Asking Fernandez to pitch in the big leagues right now would be like tossing the keys to a new Ferrari to a 16-year-old and telling them take it for a spin around the Nurburgring. Fernandez walked 7.8 batters per nine innings in short-season Boise–he struck out 19 and walked 20 in 23 innings. He’s yet to throw a pitch in full season ball. But Fernandez has a truly special right arm. As a reliever, Fernandez sits at 98-100, touching 102-103 with outstanding life. He doesn’t really have a secondary pitch he can rely on yet and his fastball misses the zone almost as often as it finds it, but a rebuilding team could take a chance on one of the best arms in baseball, sit him on the bench in all but blowout games and hope that a few years from now, they have a dominant reliever.




Walking 8 batters per 9 innings is tough to overcome.Even if you manage to stash him for a year and get him back into the minors in 2018, he will have to stay on the 40-man while we're hoping to get him ready. 

 

I think I'd prefer any of the guys on this list except Crismatt:

 

http://tenthinningst...-for-twins.html

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HitInAPinch
Dec 07 2016 10:13 AM

Just turned 21.Why not?I think the obvious problem is he's overthrowing. 

 

Just watched a video of him pitching.In a word:Delivery all over the place.This is always the thing I'm concerned about when people rave about 100mph fastballs.

Preach control, FIRST!

We have Pat Light doing this already!