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PlayingWithFire wrote:Went to the K-State game last night, 9-0 AJ Morris vs. 5-3 Kyle Gibson
Game was a good one, K-State coaching made some really questionable decision that lost us the game at the end.
Both pitchers looked pretty good, similar type of pitcher. Both 2 pitch guy, fastball and (I think) slider.
KSU don't have a radar gun on the score board so I checked with scouts in the first and fourth inning and both pitcher's velocity are fairly consistent. Kyle Gibson throws in the 89-92 range while Morris throws in the 87-90 range and from whatever my bare eye can tell both maintained velocity fairly well deep into the game and can still reach back for a little extra mmmph when needed.
Morris' slider is the more impressive of the two, it has a lot better movement(it is slower). But I'm impressed with Kyle Gibson's command yesterday, he locate his fastball well most of the games, hitting the low corners almost every at bat and hardly ever throws in the middle of the zone, and when he did miss, K-State made him pay. I honestly don't see that great of a prospect in him. For a righty he doesn't throw that hard, his slider was lacking life yesterday(and was pounded when it was in the zone, though it's rare), he slows his arm way down when he throws his chance and he only throw one curveball(on a 2 strike count in the dirt, striking out the hitter, I'm pretty sure that was a curve as it was the slowest pitch all day).
So J35J, why is Gibson thought to be a top prospect again? I'm just curious, besides the really tall and lanky build(think Brandon McCarthy, slightly shorter), his stuff really didn't "wow" much.
Of course, AJ Morris is probably a worse prospect, but I think both can be solid bullpen options and maybe low end starters if they develop their change a little.
AEMRICH wrote:Jarred Mitchell, OF LSU watch him went in the first round to the White Sox- athletic and raw but very fast, i also am interested in SS DJ Lemahieu (not spelt right) he went to the cubs i believe i think he will be a solid player
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