MJPhotos24 wrote in post #7943711
All players go through a progression in the minors, doesn't matter how fast you throw or how good you are in most instances as only a few players have jumped from college or high school to the bigs. It's not all about talent, it's learning the life of a professional playing every day. There's been sure fire (in scouts eyes) big leaguers quit because they couldn't handle the lifestyle on the road and doing it every day.
As for his delivery it's been compared to Carlos Marmol of the Chicago Cubs, can see that here - actually just found it and it's pretty cool...http://www.baseball-intellect.com …oakland-brett-hunter.html
Nice shots Chris, keep 'em coming!
Yea, I'm not a complete dumbass, and I know how the minor league system for Major League Baseball works, that was more of a joke than anything. As far as players jumping from college or high school to the majors, yea it doesn't happen that often, but many players don't even hit A ball and go straight from college or high school to AA or AAA ball.
Not saying he's not good, just sayin that the farm system doesn't have much to do with getting used to life on the road. Even in A, AA, and AAA, they travel all over the country they just stay in crappier hotels and have to get where they need to go on crappier busses. The minors are for player development and the reason guys fail in the big leagues after they go from college straight to the pros, that's pressure... they can't take it. They don't have it mentally.
Good luck to this guy though... And like I said before, Great Shots