Monday, June 6, 2011

MLB Draft Live Blog

The Braves add Florida State Lefty Sean Gilmartin with their first selection.  This is a reach.  He says he idolizes like Cole Hamels and his repertoire is just like Cole's: Average fastball (high 80s), lousy curveball, while his go-to pitch is his changeup (which is actually a pretty good pitch).  The problem here is, Cole was drafted right out of high school and was already in the majors when he was Gilmartin's age.  Gilmartin will either have to improve the curveball, pitch with plus command (like Cole did early in his career) or add velocity to his fastball or a new pitch altogether (like Cole has recently) if he wants to be Hollywood 2.0

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