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05-21-2010, 09:17 PM
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I may be way off but I hate the idea of drafting a kid so high and sticking him as a closer.
Wouldn't he be far more valuable as a starter?
If he doesn't have the make up of a starter, he shouldn't have been drafted so high imo.
Closers have become overrated lately. You can find a decent closer fairly cheap (Aardsma in Seattle.. Gregg has been decent yesterday aside in TO).
He would have to develop a 3rd pitch. Right now he has low to mid 90s fastball and that curveball, he does have a changeup but needs to work on it. His control is also somewhat of an issue. Storen worked and excelled as a closer is college so why change. He was also close to majors and Nats were desperate for bullpen help thus he was drafted so high.
I do agree with you however, I find it abit silly drafting a closer that high especially considering they could've taken someone like Mike Trout or Shelby Miller.
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