Monday, June 6, 2011

MLB Draft Live Blog

The Brewers farm system is a ghost town after trading away everyone of note when they acquired Shawn Marcum and Zack Greinke.  Texas pitcher Taylor Jungmann is a decent start in re-laying the foundation.  There are things to like about Jungmann and things to dislike as well.

Good: He pitches with very little effort.  No violence in the delivery at all, it looks like he's playing catch.  The smooth delivery has enabled him to repeat his mechanics and pitch with great command of his pitches.  He barely walks anyone.   He also has a terrific curveball which is his primary strikeout pitch. 

The bad: His arm slot looks different to me on the curve, which big league hitters will pick up.  is fastball is just average, not going to miss bats.  He doesn't use his changeup enough.  That pitch has a lot of developing left to do, so I fear he might move more slowly than many think he will while he works on the change.

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