A couple of weeks ago at the Baseball Prospectus gathering, I asked Cougars announcer Wayne Randazzo his thoughts about this year’s team. He immediately noted that while last year he was excited about many of the hitters, he is looking forward to seeing some of the pitchers this season.
We agree. In our last installment of the top prospects list, we covered 5 pitchers — 4 of them who may be taking the mound for the Kane County Cougars in 2014. I asked Wayne if he could share thoughts his well and he was kind enough to do so.
Here are his thoughts,
At his size, I want to see more of a fastball. He becomes a different pitcher at 93-95 even without the nasty breaking ball. His changeup was definitely his best pitch last season. He has solid makeup, and he’s a hard worker. I think he’ll move through the system quickly as well, but it remains to be seen what type of pitcher he will become, and if he can reach a high ceiling.
You can follow Wayne on Twitter at @WayneRandazzo and be sure to give him a listen whenever you can’t make it out to the Cougars game. You can also hear him as the Update Anchor/Host for 670 The Score and WBBM News Radio.
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