He fits the Smith/Kjerstad mold of SEC guys steadily improving (Growth Mindset?), even if some of that is demonstrated in small sample sizes. Smith did backup his Junior Year rise up draft boards with his great 2019 for the Mets. I am imagining entering Junior year Stallings was not a 5th or 25th round profile. He's one more piece for the box of chocolates we'll get to open in the spring.
I'd learned he was a Josh Towers/Josh Tomlin strike-thrower type from the FG story, but was taken aback by how few strikeouts his Freshman/Sophomore year - that's some Ballard stuff.
He made quite a leap Junior year, and was also co-Garrett on the Volunteers with Garrett Crochet. Our guy beat the White Sox guy by about a run of ERA both years they were teammates.
If you are Elias, would you dangle Severino to the Rockies? They non tendered the “beloved by everyone who watches baseball” Tony Wolters, who was their starter. They have 2 catchers in the 40 and Sevy would be an immediate upgrade to both.
His offense would probably get a big boost in Colorado and he shouldn’t have to worry about defense much, since pitches don’t break anyway there.
I don’t know anything about the Rockies system, so not sure what a decent pick up would be.
I’m honestly not sure. Just can’t imagine he gets that amount given how the market is. He’s not some stud, can’t miss type guy.
Admittingly, if you include the posting fee, maybe it gets close to a 50M investment but I would guess it ends up closer to 30M than 50M.