06-14-2012, 08:45 AM #1
What kind of a prospect its he? Is he a back of the rotation guy, how hard does he throw? He is only 22 that is pretty young for where he is, at least got the twins
06-14-2012, 09:06 AM #2
06-14-2012, 12:44 PM #3
He tops out around 87-89, here is an article about him in his local newspaper from a couple of days ago:
At this point I am worried that he will top out as a AAAA player, but perhaps he can be a 4th starter type. I have been surprised by his success at AA this year, I would have thought he would have struggled a bit vs. the better hitters.
06-14-2012, 12:47 PM #4
His profile in the low minors (great control without bat-missing stuff) is typically indicative of someone who's going to struggle in Double-A and Triple-A, so his success thus far as a 22-year-old in New Britain is extremely encouraging. He's not a heavy GB guy so I'm not sure if he's going to have a sustainable model for success in the majors, but he's interesting to follow especially as a semi-local kid.
06-14-2012, 01:07 PM #5
One could hope that he learns to pitch in the manner of a Greg Maddux rather than a Mike Maddux.
06-14-2012, 01:08 PM #6
Made just 9 starts in Ft. Myers, and now has 8 starts in New Britain. I really thought he would struggle with the Eastern League, but he's been very good. Would be great to see more strikeouts, but so far so good. Based on numbers produced, he's probably a Top 5-8 Twins prospect. I think in my Top 50, I moved him up to 15 or so...
06-14-2012, 01:29 PM #7
In short, Greg Maddux had a lot more going for him than perfect command and the best pitching brain in the majors. He had a hell of a lot of talent to go along with it. I'd hesitate to mention his name when comping him to any other major league pitcher I've ever seen.