Author Topic: Mets find elbow "issue" in Kumar Rocker exam  (Read 1875 times)

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Re: Mets find elbow "issue" in Kumar Rocker exam
« Reply #25: August 03, 2021, 11:48:03 AM »
nats signed Giolito knowing he was likely to be heading to TJ.  I think that was a 16th pick or so. Rocker slid to #11. Maybe he slides by the Mets and gets taken a few picks later by another team knowing the risk.

It does seem weird though, right? TJS is something that has had quite a high success rate. Many players have been drafted knowing they needed TJS, like you said with Giolito. If the Mets are balking at the price to sign a guy to TJS, that seems really stupid. As others have noted, their has to be something else with his elbow (if the reports are to be believed) that TJS can't fix. It's kinda like how R.A. Dickey didn't have an UCL in his pitching elbow. It scared people away and he still ended up being a very productive big league pitcher.