I don't get it.
You have highly touted HS players that are deemed ML ready at 19 or 20 years old and yet folks think highly touted college players need a similar period in the minors to develop. Do you think college baseball is worthless?
Was he playing intramural softball this whole time?
Meeting Joe in the spring of 84, as well as attending an O's/Red Wings exhibition game in Rochester that same spring, made me an Orioles fan for life. I can't overstate how amazing it was for a rural Upstate NY kid to get to meet guys he only knew through baseball cards, or via watching them win the Series on TV 8 months prior. Joe was a great guy. RIP.
Fair enough on the 2nd point, but we disagree on the first. He developed well enough to be a stud at Oregon, but there's no evidence to go on that he is a stud in pro ball yet. I think we agree he has an excellent chance at being one! I just want to see it.
I didn't get why Akin was graduated, and Harvey not when Cot's has Harvey with more service time, but small beer - Akin and Kremer feel similar as many full seasons of minor league polish types where now we see if they can make it 25 turns in the Show.
McKenna and Stowers getting 45-tiered with Kremer/Baumann above 40+ Jahmai and just plain 40 Lowther/Diaz was noticeable.
Longenhagen's write-ups suggest 3B Gunnar (too big) and 2B Westburg (arm) already off SS Island so if it falls that way you can see the whole Late 2022 lineup save SS if guys develop well (letting Gunnar hype flow a little there).
Sorting the table by Age, it was new to me how ancient Tyler Wells and Ashton Goudeau are, 26.5 and 28.6 by Opening Day respectively.