What about the fact that MILB.com's minor league pitcher of the year Chacin did not make their own list.
Horrible list. Is is a voted compilation of several different peoples short list, which means if 1 guy leaves you off, unless everyone voted you extremely high you don't make the list. They should have used the BA approach and had everyone submitted a top 200 (or in this case for a top 50, 100) and compiled the list. Ohh well..
this list SUCKS. no alderson, holland at 48 dominguez at 49...incredible. why is escobar in the top 10??? what the hell is smardja doing in there
Originally Posted by championmets
Who cares what his name is why is he there. Also how is a high school kid (beckham) so high
It's a numbers versus scouting thing. Samardzija has a VERY good fastball, and a slider and splitter that are sometimes very good as well. And his "little things"(mound presence, defense, athleticism, etc.) are all very good as well. Also, after he hit AAA his numbers started to match his stuff, so the thought by many is that he was merely working on stuff and not worrying about results up until he hit AAA. And it was at that point that he was told to let loose and just focus on getting guys out.
He's a guy who should at the very least be a dynamite reliever, with a good shot of being a front of the rotation starter, putting him at #50 isn't too unreasonable. Certainly much more defensible than Escobar at #8 or Andrus at #21.