Koby Schellenger wrote:Inman has average stuff but good control and very good command. I don't think he'll ever be more than a #3, but I'm very confident he will become a #3. The only thing standing in his way is building some arm strength. I don't think he'll ever log 220 innings and pitch the next season, but I'd expect 165 out of him in 2008 and hopefully he can stay strong at 180-190 per season in the bigs. If he doesn't have to throw a lot of pitches, he'll be fine.
I admit I have never seen Inman pitch. But, based on what you say (and what I have read), he sounds like Yusmiero Petit to me. His minor league stats got worse as he advanced (like Inman), and then Petit got hit pretty hard in the majors. Petit was even younger in each league. I guess Petit could still develop into a decent 4 (he's young - only 24), but he is just as likely to fall off.
(I'm just trying to play devil's advocate a little bit here.)
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