Snakes Gould wrote:
The Loveable Losers wrote:I don't know much about Sowers' pedigree but a 92.1ip/50k/29bb line at AAA is not very impressive. The 1 hr he's given up is good but that's not in line with last year's numbers. Given where he was drafted I'd assume that he had talent at the time (otherwise the team wouldn't have made him a first rounder) but those k/bb numbers aren't very good for AAA.
ill take the 1.27 era in 92.1 ip over any of those numbers.
Yeah, era can be very deceptive though. A guy can pitch very well and post a bad era and vice versa. The 1 hr given up is definitely a skill based part of why the era is low. But those ip/k/bb/hr numbers project to an era of about 3.00 and that's before taking the difference of his AAA league to the majors into account.
Again, I don't know much about him as a prospect but those numbers look like a guy that should have been posting a 3.00 era and got lucky. He also projects to a 1.308 whip.