mcqfesijiba wrote:It's not like Davies came out of nowhere as he's gotten some recognition for being a pretty good prospect, just being a little short of some of the more elite prospects. He probably could have used a little more time in the minors though.
John Sickels, whom I find to be very respectable to evaluate prospects I don't have much info on, graded him a B+ prospect prior to this season.
Absolutely. If what I read was true, he was named the best 15 year old in the US by BA (When he was 15, natch). But he's young. His greatest strength is not his stuff but his poise - and Atlanata has a pretty solid rotation already.
I don't think he's going to be a star, but he will be okay. I'm thinking that he could be a #2 or a #3. But not this year. Once the league sees him a few more times, he'll be in trouble. Fortunately for Braves fans, though, they'll have Hampton/Thompson back by then. But once the league sees him a few more times, he's going to get lit up.
Don't jump on the bandwagon unless you want to be in a 10 car pileup.