I don't like making decisions based on a limited amount of information. If I see a guy have a good outing, I want to see more of that before I label him a good prospect. If I see a guy have a bad outing, I need to see it more than once, to prove it wasn't an off-day. That said, it's hard to not consider how one outing can impact a person's status, and that's something that I'm experiencing the last few days at Pirate City.
Yesterday I saw Luis Heredia pitch one inning, and you can see the video here. Today I saw Stetson Allie throw two innings of a simulated game, and the video for that is here. The difference between the two was huge.
Heredia was reportedly throwing 91-96, although I had him around 92-94 MPH most of the outing. He was throwing at that velocity with very little effort. His size is hardly the size you would see from a 16 year old, and the idea that he could still grow is a bit of a shock. The fact that he throws with very little effort, is hitting the 92-9...
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