Cornbread Maxwell wrote:I know Im a homer, but just to put it into perspective, Bonderman has a lower ceiling than Sleeth and Verlander. It could get ugly.
Uh, I disagree with that comment a lot. Sleeth has nice potential but he really doesn't project as an ace. His first season didn't show much and I'd be likely to call him a #3 at the moment unless he can improve a good amount. Verlander has huge potential, but unless he can contain control I doubt it will turn into an ace or top of the roation guy.
Bonderman is a year younger then Sleeth and just 3 months older then Verlander, I don't understand how you can say he has a lower ceiling then those two.
You know, I probably am a bit brainwashed from reading the local stuff. I had a subscription to scouts.com,, but that ended a good couple months ago, so my memory is a bit hazy on their writeup of those guys, but I thought they were both projected to have higher ceilings.
I could have sworn both Sleeth and Bonderman were projected #2s and Verlander a 1 - cant remember the others.
I know Sleeth took a step back by looking at the stats, but blowing through single A and moving up to AA halfway through his first yr really isnt all negative. He did get lit up in AA, but again, correct me if Im wrong, isnt that a hitters division anyway?
BTW - if you have access to recent writeups on these guys or you yourself would give your thoughts, Id appreciate it - there is suprisingly little recent news on the group I listed - Baugh included.