You're absolutely right. Way worse control than in college. Only walked a little over 4 per 9 innings at T A&M. Maybe Miami was smart to pass on him and take Max Meyer. But I don't prefer short righthanders.
For me, I thought he would cut his walks and keep his dominate strikeout stuff when he pitched professionally full time. A reasonable assumption..
The guy is also 6'4" and over 200 lbs. He's a horse. Watch his video.
Okay this is picking nits a bit but I never took the criticism of his passing game (deep throws to the sideline) to precisely mean throws within a foot of the OB line targeting the outside shoulder. I would consider any ball between the numbers and the OB line with at least 20 air yards from scrimmage to qualify. If your definition is stricter than that, I guess that's understandable - he definitely has struggled more the closer you get to the OB line. But I would say that the narrower you define his weakness, the less it affects his on-field results. I'd argue that if his is how you're defining his weakness then it's so small that it basically doesn't matter. I think he needs to improve on his deep balls in general, especially outside the numbers, which this ball qualified. His other deep ball that he missed was I believe a sideline go route that he overthrew. But we can't really draw conclusions from a sample size of 2. I will say that if he hits 50% of his deep balls all year while throwing at least 4 a game, sideline or not, then he's probably an MVP.
3-1 win just went final.
The announcers were really pushing the No Scoreboard Watching angle tonight with Akron/Somerset tied.
Somerset leads 2-0 entering the 9th now. As formidable as Roansy might be for the Baysox Sunday, read this evening Cleveland is having Shane Bieber make his next rehab appearance for Akron Sunday.
I think I'm rooting for 2-seed for the bird in the hand of a presumed Grayson home start Tuesday.