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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #150: July 12, 2012, 01:04:29 AM »
Kershaw wasn't and still isn't this purely talented.  He does not throw 100 MPH, he does have an awesome curveball, but was not ever in consideration for #1 overall that I remember. 

Yeah, Giolito would have to work really hard to be as good a pitcher as Kershaw, but he is more gifted than Kershaw.

Taylor was drafted at 19, and I don't think he had this kind of talent.  Giolito is already 3 inches taller at 17 than Taylor was full grown.

Well Kershaw is a lefty, so I think it's tough to make that comparison. He's a lefty who throws 95+ which is pretty rare. But I get what you're saying in respect to Kershaw never being in consideration for the number 1 pick.