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True...while his conditioning and strength should go up, so will his innings and the level of competition...
I think it's too early to be projecting a guy like Blackburn already. He's young, has good mechanics and polished control. His strength and conditioning will get better as he matures and he still has room to fill out. I could see him adding some mph on his fastball easily.
I think its a rather poor idea to start projecting pitchers a when there that young because you really just don't know what will happen.
You could just change the projection if something new comes up.
*shrug* I'm fine either way. I don't care for doing that much projecting, because it usually ends up being irrelevant, but if others enjoy it, I'm sure there's something there.
I just figure I'll pay attention to which of the live arms turned into something when they hit AA.
NSBB doing a top 30...through 16:
#1: Javier Baez
#2: Jorge Soler
#3: Albert Almora
#4: Arodys Vizcaino
#5: Dan Vogelbach
#6: Brett Jackson
#7: Juan Paniagua
#8: Christian Villanueva
#9: Dillon Maples
#10: Josh Vitters
#11: Pierce Johnson
#12: Junior Lake
#13: Jeimer Candelario
#14: Duane Underwood
#15: Matt Szczur
#16: Arismendy Alcantara
Oh it should look so wonderful after the draft.
Also, Law said "IIRC" so I take it with a grain of salt, regarding Blackburn's velo.
That NSBB list is nearly spot on to mine.
I fully support Soler at number two, ahead of Almora.
There's a decent case that Soler should be #1, but we do not know him well enough yet.
Soler already has a major league build. Physically he's way ahead of everyone else on the list.
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I really don't like lists outside of Law, Sickels, BP, and BA because they're not just relying on stats and their own eyes: they're also getting reports from scouts and front office employees all over the game. They have a reach that is very deep and wide. I really have a distaste for aggregators other than just appreciating a different opinion.
Last edited by terencem; 12-31-2012 at 10:17 AM.