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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jarlin Susana, RHP
« Reply #50: September 16, 2022, 11:00:11 AM »
So we're saying a guy who has been a regular starter at low-A shouldn't be allowed to start a meaningless low-A playoff game because we don't want to subject him to the "pressure"???

Seriously???

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jarlin Susana, RHP
« Reply #51: September 16, 2022, 11:31:01 AM »
not quite, but the "fed to wolves" point is that he had been in F-burg for what, 2-3 starts? I don't think he had been beyond the complex league level before that, but maybe I'm wrong.  Not very fair to the F-burg teammates for management to insist on throwing a guy into the deep end.  They had worked hard to make the playoffs.  At least it's consistent with the team philosophy about not giving a crap about results. Got to condition the players to tanking and folding. 

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« Reply #52: September 16, 2022, 12:03:46 PM »
he had made 3 starts at Fredricksburg and 2 in the rookie league. I just don't see a Low-A playoff game being such a big deal. The guy was lights out, there's no reason not to pitch him.  He had a bad start,  it happens. I wouldn't read too much into it.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jarlin Susana, RHP
« Reply #53: September 16, 2022, 12:06:46 PM »
Weird how no one had a problem the previous three starts

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jarlin Susana, RHP
« Reply #54: September 16, 2022, 12:09:00 PM »
not quite, but the "fed to wolves" point is that he had been in F-burg for what, 2-3 starts? I don't think he had been beyond the complex league level before that, but maybe I'm wrong.  Not very fair to the F-burg teammates for management to insist on throwing a guy into the deep end.  They had worked hard to make the playoffs.  At least it's consistent with the team philosophy about not giving a crap about results. Got to condition the players to tanking and folding. 
The entire purpose of the minor leagues is to develop talent. It is absolutely fair to pitch him.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jarlin Susana, RHP
« Reply #55: September 16, 2022, 12:15:31 PM »
The entire purpose of the minor leagues is to develop talent. It is absolutely fair to pitch him.
Yea. It’s fine. A number of the players who helped the team make the playoffs had already been moved up to Wilmington.  And had their spots taken by younger guys. No one cares much what happens in these minor league playoffs.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jarlin Susana, RHP
« Reply #56: September 16, 2022, 04:04:29 PM »
Yea. It’s fine. A number of the players who helped the team make the playoffs had already been moved up to Wilmington.  And had their spots taken by younger guys. No one cares much what happens in these minor league playoffs.

Whoever would have started last night can start the next game. That game will be do-or-die.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jarlin Susana, RHP
« Reply #57: September 16, 2022, 06:13:25 PM »
The entire purpose of the minor leagues is to develop talent. It is absolutely fair to pitch him.
A bit of an over-reaction on my part.  It's a challenge start, and he had been looking good.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jarlin Susana, RHP
« Reply #58: November 22, 2022, 10:37:29 AM »
https://www.fantraxhq.com/breakout-prospects-national-league-east-2023-eric-cross/

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Washington Nationals: Jarlin Susana, P
While he was one of the lesser-known names in the Juan Soto return at the time, Jarlin Susana has the upside to become a household prospect name in even the shallower dynasty leagues. The big 6’6 right-hander tossed 45 innings this season between Complex Level and Lo-A, compiling a stellar 2.40 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and a 36.9% strikeout rate. There was a bit of wildness as well, but an 11.2% walk rate for an 18-year-old in his first professional season is hardly what I’d consider worrisome.

Outside of his frame, the first thing that sticks out when watching Susana pitch is his electric fastball. As you can see above, he’s hit as high as 103 mph, can tough triple-digits regularly, and will sit in the upper 90’s. This is from a fairly clean and smooth delivery as well without much effort. Outside of the heater, Susana will mix in a low-90s changeup and a slider that often will sit in the low-90s as well. The changeup still needs refinement, but the slider is a filthy breaker with tight, late break. It’s a big swing-and-miss offering already and Susana can miss bats with his fastball as well.

In addition to his bat-missing ability, Susana recorded a 50% groundball rate in 2022 which is certainly encouraging. If he can continue to refine his changeup and overall command, Susana strong rise could turn meteoric in 2023. Don’t be surprised to see him well within many top 100 overall prospect lists by this time next year, maybe even my mid-season.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jarlin Susana, RHP
« Reply #59: November 22, 2022, 01:57:16 PM »
Sounds like Strasburg stuff before the TJ, except the question with Stra's change up it was not so much "refinement" as it not being used much in college.  I like the comment about his delivery.  Beats every critic (correctly) calling Stras's motion surgery waiting to happen. 

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jarlin Susana, RHP
« Reply #60: January 11, 2023, 08:51:52 AM »
MLB pipeline poll of executives has Susana the #5 closer prospect in baseball:
https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-front-office-selections-top-prospects?t=mlb-pipeline-coverage

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Which pitching prospect is the best future closer?

21% -- Daniel Espino, RHP, Guardians
15% -- Max Meyer, RHP, Marlins
12% -- DL Hall, LHP, Orioles
12% -- Bobby Miller, RHP, Dodgers
6% -- Jarlin Susana, RHP, Nationals
Also received votes: Hunter Brown, RHP, Astros; Zach Brzykcy, RHP, Cubs; Jeremiah Estrada, RHP, Cubs; Wilmer Flores, RHP, Tigers; Tink Hence, RHP, Cardinals; Ben Joyce, RHP, Angels; Jack Leiter, RHP, Rangers; Griff McGarry, RHP, Phillies; Mason Miller, RHP, A’s; Daniel Palencia, RHP, Cubs; Eury Pérez, RHP, Marlins

There’s a theme that sticks out among those who received votes. Most are ones who have really good raw power stuff that misses a ton of bats, but have some combination of size concerns, health issues or command problems. The top two vote-getters, Espino and Meyer, have both missed a lot of time and aren’t the biggest guys in the world. All five of the main recipients of votes have largely been starters thus far in their career, though Hall did move last year to the bullpen and reached the big leagues in 2022 as a reliever.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jarlin Susana, RHP
« Reply #61: January 11, 2023, 05:08:32 PM »
Work Susana into a starter.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jarlin Susana, RHP
« Reply #62: January 18, 2023, 10:11:22 AM »
Work Susana into a starter.
If this team was competitive, I'd be wanting them to rush him to the majors as a reliever to get value quickly since it's an unwritten rule that hard throwing pitchers with cool names are bound to have their shoulders explode sooner than later.

Since this team is headed toward a 52-110 record, I'm fine them working Susana slowly as a starter. No need for short term production. Make a play for long term upside.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jarlin Susana, RHP
« Reply #63: January 18, 2023, 10:25:35 AM »
An awful lot of closer candidates used to get work as starters all the way up to AAA or the majors to build strength and develop extra pitches that they may not use regularly but could call on if they later needed to go beyond 1-2 pitches.