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We had one of our guys there.  We actually "only" got a peak of 99 in the first of the 3 innings he threw.  Top of 96 after that, it was something like 9-0 after the first which he did hit a grandslam.  Actually it was his change up and the fact he didn't walk anyone that stood out the most.  Lots of highest level scouts especially from clubs with early picks.  Looks like LSU might lose him.  If he keeps throwing like this, he will be one of the first few picks, maybe even #1.

PGStaff posted:

We had one of our guys there.  We actually "only" got a peak of 99 in the first of the 3 innings he threw.  Top of 96 after that, it was something like 9-0 after the first which he did hit a grandslam.  Actually it was his change up and the fact he didn't walk anyone that stood out the most.  Lots of highest level scouts especially from clubs with early picks.  Looks like LSU might lose him.  If he keeps throwing like this, he will be one of the first few picks, maybe even #1.

If he goes top5 he certainly won't go to college (would be stupid to leave 4+ millions on the table and risk getting injured in college).

I think he certainly could end up top3 since there aren't many top bat or college pitching Options out there. I mean puk and Hansen throw hard but they are wild with command issues. if you take a raw fireballer you just might take the HS kid, since guys who draft college guys look for a polished Player.

18yo pitchers today are MUCH more polished coming out of high school than they were even just six to ten years ago. A kid like Pint will have had top level training and pitching development through the best programs in the country for several years by the time they hit the draft. I think you can also think of pitchers a little different than position players. If an organization gets ahold of an 18yo throwing upper nineties, they actually have a lot of time to bring him along the way they want to. You might as well let position players develop in college and get their at bats in where there is little chance that they will injured or mismanaged.

roothog66 posted:

18yo pitchers today are MUCH more polished coming out of high school than they were even just six to ten years ago. A kid like Pint will have had top level training and pitching development through the best programs in the country for several years by the time they hit the draft. I think you can also think of pitchers a little different than position players. If an organization gets ahold of an 18yo throwing upper nineties, they actually have a lot of time to bring him along the way they want to. You might as well let position players develop in college and get their at bats in where there is little chance that they will injured or mismanaged.

Yes. They arme bigger, stronger and had Tommy John surgery.

Im not sure that it is good to push the developement earlier into the players age. Their muscles might be as big as a 20 year olds but the ligaments and bones are still developing. That puts a lot of stress not only to the ucl but also to the joints and cartilage.

roothog66 posted:

You might as well let position players develop in college and get their at bats in where there is little chance that they will injured or mismanaged.

Conversely, you might as well let high draft round position players develop in the minors and get their at bats in where this is little chance that they will be injured or mismanaged...as well as have their college tuition paid for by MLB.

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