bayside wrote:Maybe the "experts" just dont know wtf they are doing?
In all the mocks I've done, he has not gone before Hamels a single time.
I doubt ALL experts rank him so high. But there will always be a few that do. I think it's very possible to believe the best pitcher Japan has seen in awhile could come here and do very well. Maybe he needed time to adjust. The stuff is there as evidenced by his super high K/9. The people who believe it is a question of mentality and not skill see a guy with his stuff hitting a relatively high ceiling immediately, and they totally buy into the strong September finish.
Me personally? I think he's still too wild to be taken that high and will end up being a Tim Lincecum type.