tol1l1yboy wrote:I wouldnt be very high on him if I were any of you. Guys that dont strike out people have to rely on their defense. He is basically Jason Johnson and look at what he did this year.
Sure he is an unknown and didnt give up a lot of runs but this is in triple a...I know someone signed him already in my league this afternoon but I wasnt going to take a chance on a guy that cant strike anyone out in the minors let alone the majors.
Just because a guy cannot strike anyone out in the minors does not mean they won't have any success in the majors. Believe it or not, some pitchers actually rely on their location and deception to succeed. A guy that comes to mind when looking at Sowers' numbers, Tom Glavine. Here's a guy who didn't K anymore than Sowers did in the minors, but I'm pretty sure he's had a decent career. You don't need to strike out 12/9 innings to succeed. If anything scares you, it should be his number of walks, not the fact he can't strike people out. Just my $.02.