So I have a question about the pitching prospects from Savannah. Every year it seems like there are 2-3 really good pitchers coming form savannah. They seem like pitchers to get excited about, like they could be 3 pitchers that rise through the system and crush it in the majors. But then within 2 seasons of their time in savannah half of them have dwindled out and we dont even remember them and the other half are struggling to stay in the bullpen in AA.
In 2009 it was:
Familia, Kyle Allen, and Robert carson- familia is the only success, with allen forgoten and carson is barely a solid bullpen piece almost 4 years later
In 2010 it was:
Mark cohoon, james fuller, and darin gorski - cohoon now 26 is just OK at AA nothing special, fuller spent most of 2012 still in savannah and had an era above 6 and gorski struggled in AA
in 2011 it was
Chase Huchingson, Greg Peavy, and Erik Goeddel - Chase had a below avg season in st. lucie, peavy struggled big time in AA, and goeddel is the only one that found success in 2012.
so what is it that makes this years crop of Domingo Tapia, Rafael Montero, and Michael fulmer any different?
And how can we tell who is the real deal and who is just having success off of weak hitting in low A ball?