|By Jason A. Churchill||By 04-06-2012|
|1. By: johnfree on 04-06-2012 02:09:28|
I've seen Appel a few times and wasn't blown away. I really hope the M's don't pick him. What kind of % chances are there for A)The M's to pick him and B)Zunino and Buxton go 1, 2 in either order.
|2. By: Jason A. Churchill on 04-06-2012 02:14:45|
I don't know what the M's think of Appel, and to be fair, he's been very good about half of his outings and just meh the other half.
I don't think Zunino goes 1 or 2.
|3. By: dewey on 04-06-2012 06:20:46|
Compare this guy to Hultzen who has more upside and who was better at this time last year? Im guessing thats why Gillick is as good as he is very humble and doesnt want to be treated special good to hear he is still involved in baseball.
|4. By: KyleB on 04-06-2012 09:26:24|
Agree completely on Appel. I was not blown away at all. Do you really have a 95 MPH fastball if you can't command it against a light-hitting college team?
|5. By: batman on 04-06-2012 11:04:10|
I really want to meet Gillick so I could ask him how hard Steve Dalkowski really threw.
Also, Jason, since you don't think Appel or Zunino will go 1-1, who do you think the Astros would pick?
|6. By: Jason A. Churchill on 04-06-2012 11:22:12|
I didn't say Houston wouldn't take Appel. I said I wouldn't.
I do not believe Zunino goes 1 or 2.
Appel v. Hultzen: Upside is all Appel, he throws a lot harder, has the physicality to be a horse. But the dude might be a reliever, too. He was very mediocre Thursday. I'd pick Kyle Zimmer before Appel.
Gillick is a legend. A gem. A legemd. New word.
|7. By: DUWORKSON on 04-07-2012 14:26:46|
Good info. The Gerrit Cole comparison doesn't excite me as well. Considering I saw Cole pitch a few times last year and I thought he was average at best. He wasn't even the best pitcher on the mound those days. Great fastball minimal command.
If Apple is available at the third pick I'm all for passing on the kid especially when drafting that high.
Jason, can you give us a scouting report on Zimmer? Whats his potential upside. Who do you compare him to? Does he attack the strike zone. What's his demeanor when hes on the mound? How long would it take the kid to see the show?
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