MLB Discussion Thread, Part II: Yanks pay Ellsbury
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08-10-2013, 03:38 PM
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Not all prospects turn out to be great. Or the way you want them. I don't know about you but I never expected all 3 to work out/be great. That's absurd. All are crap-shoots.
So what if Betances isn't a starter. For a second there, he was looking like a complete bust. Some guys just aren't starting material. His WHIP is very low. He's not THAT "wild". Robertson walked/s a lot of hitters too....
Manny Banuelos is a 21 y/o lefty. His career is far from over.
I well understand. None of the 3 look to be turning into anything good. Relievers are not that valuable. And he is THAT wild. His walk rate numbers in the minors are similar to those of the most wild RP in the majors. His WHIP has been terrible every year since 2010. Maybe hell be a moderately successful RP, sure, but that's nothing that important. He's also 25 years old already.
Maybe Banuelos has a chance but he's fallen from their number 1 prospect to number 11 and fast. He hasn't pitched in over a year and has been unimpressive above A ball. If he comes back with the same stuff and can throw strikes maybe he can be a decent SP. But if he doesn't do that he's basically stuck being a lefty specialist.
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