Alright, maybe the last post was a bit over the top, but that feeling of relief and excitement is genuine. The Nats got their guy, and now it’s up to him to perform and succeed. He’s got all the tools, between the velocity, the control, the strong secondary pitches, and the mental aspect. At least we think the mental aspect is there, but we’ll see how that, as well as everything else, translates to the majors. Anyway, on to the basic overview of what seems important to me.
His final year in college, as you may have heard, was quite good. It was one of the best by any collegiate pitcher ever, and he went from being the consensus number one pick in September to being one of the greatest prospects in history by the spring.
6′ 4″, 220 lbs, Right Handed Pitcher
15 GS (13 W, 1 L)