Odorizzi is #8 on BA List
Baseball America released their list of the Top 20 prospects in the Midwest League for 2010. Jake Odorizzi is the only Timber Rattler on the list. He checks in at #8.
The other pitchers on the list ahead of Odorizzi are: #2 Shelby MIller (QC); #4 Jacob Turner (WMI); & #7 Trey McNutt (PEO).
To no one’s surprise, Mike Trout (CR) was the #1 prospect in the MWL this season.
There is a bit behind the subscriber wall on Odorizzi. But, well, you know…it’s Baseball America.
There is a chat for Baseball America subscribers at 1pm CDT today. Head over to their website and check it out. If there is anything Timber Rattlers-related mentioned in the chat, I’ll share it either later today or some time tomorrow.
As a preview;
Q: How close was XXXXXX to making the Top 20?
A. XXXXXX was in the conversation. But, we had to leave some worthy candidates off the list. It is only a Top 20 list.
Q. Had XXXXXX been eligible where would XXXXXX have been in the Top 20?
A. We heard from some scouts that, while they loved the way that XXXXXX approached the game and worked, they only see XXXXXX as a fringe player and there would have been no serious consideration to put XXXXXX on this Top 20 list.
Q. XXXXXX had an outstanding season and STILL didn’t make this Top 20 list? What does he have to do to get any respect?
A. You are obviously related to XXXXXX. Please never chat with us again.
Q. The stats show that XXXXXX struggled this year. What does this do to his stock?
A. Stats don’t tell the whole story. XXXXXX’s stuff has been outstanding. Scouts we talked to really like his makeup and believe that the results will come with time.
Q. I saw XXXXXX several times this season. He looked very good, but the results weren’t there. Will he come around?
A. His BB/K ratio needs to come way down and some scouts are concerned about his mechanics. Only time will tell, but the consensus is that it will take a long time for the light bulb to go off for XXXXXX.
I could go on, but why spoil the chat for everyone.