Author Topic: 2017 trades not involving the Nats  (Read 2017 times)

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Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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Re: 2017 trades not involving the Nats
« Reply #25: July 28, 2017, 10:25:30 AM »
40k's in 45 innings in 2017; career (2015-2017) 140ks in 124 innings.
so a 4:1 K:BB ratio.  That's impressive control.  But most of that was in high A this year.  Curious to see if he has the stuff that can survive around the plate that much in MLB.  Here's the FG write up before the season when he was still with the Tigers.
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Drew Smith, RHP, 0.3 KATOH+ – Smith has a gorgeous, explosive delivery and his fastball reaches into the upper-90s with regularity. It lacks horizontal movement and has dominated primarily due to velocity early in pro ball. Smith mixes in an average, looping curveball which he sometimes doesn’t get on top of. It often has solid depth but lacks bite and if more effective underneath the strike zone than in it. Smith is a pure two-pitch relief prospect and there’s a chance his fastball doesn’t play as well at the upper levels as it did in Low-A this year. He has a middle-relief profile, has yet to pitch above A-ball.
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/top-19-prospects-detroit-tigers/