Originally Posted by bolinp78
I don't think that there's anything wrong (especially in this day and age) of letting certain things fall out of perspective. I understand that there are plenty of promising prospects that never pan out in the long-run.
This guy has great stuff at any speed, including his fastball, and pitchers like that don't come around very often. We all understand that pitching in division 1 college is much different than pitching in the pros. That's a given. But there's nothing wrong with hyping a guy. Just because you once hyped yourself in your own mind and that didn't pan out doesn't mean that it's wrong for others to be hyped before they step on the mound.
your not reading my posts i guess, there are plenty of guys that have had his type stuff but couldnt deliver it in the game and get it across the plate, so the coaches changed there mechanics to drop them down and throw strikes, zumaya for example...every pro pitcher that touches mid to upper 90's could throw 100, but it wouldnt be a strike and make them successful and get W's...im not saying the kid doesnt have a chance to be great, im saying i hold my judgement of any rookie pitcher until he has settled in the bigs and gave the hitters a chance to dial him up, if he still is a tough guy to hit 4 years from now, then i will say he is a great player
edit; just saw your edit, and its MY opinion he wont be the "truth", i think he will fade out to be a decent pitcher, but my opinion doesnt mean he wont be good
and i said he wasnt as good in my FIRST post, and explained why which to me is cart after horse buddy