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Re: Follow the Prospects: Brad Pea****, RHP
« Reply #25: May 05, 2011, 03:53:00 PM »
I think it's a valid question why Sonnanstine (87 MPH fastball) and Kevin Slowey (90 MPH fastball) are acceptable comps for a guy whose value, in part, comes from plus velocity.

I mean, there are lots of guys who excelled in AA. Why would those guys spring to mind?

You could pick a guy with a good fastball/curve combo like Gavin Floyd who ripped up AA and hasn't become what he was projected to be in the majors, but comparing a plus velo guy to two soft tossing strike throwers doesn't make sense.
Why those guys came to mind was the BB/k ratio, in high minors, at a comparable age.  as for the velocity, yes, they are bad comps, as I acknowledged.  It's the control that brought them to mind.

Oh, and before any trashes Slowey much, he was BA's minor league pitcher of the year and had a a pretty good second year in the majors (<4 ERA and 1.15 WHIP) before injuries.