smurfman111 wrote:Hey all,
I am trying to decide whether to keep Matusz on my minor league roster (we get just 2 players). What are your thoughts on him?
Will he be called up anytime soon? I know there are 2 prospects ahead of him but he is pitching wonderful.
Also, does the fact he is doing this in single A ball not impress you too much?
It really depends on who else would be available. Matusz is a great prospect. Matusz was the first pitcher drafted but he went only 4th overall. Usually there are 2 to 3 pitchers taken in the top 5. When the first pitcher goes at 4 and then next at 9 it screams to me, "weak pitching class". I especially think this when an RP (Josh Fields, SEA) was taken 20th!
I'd much rather roll the dice with guys who were drafted later in the 2008 draft class. Ethan Martin LAD, Christian Friedrich COL, and Jake Odorizzi MIL. All 3 of these guys show more upside in not only there arms/stuff but they are all also NL pitchers. Ethan and Jake may take a bit longer to reach the bigs but Christian Friedrich will be in the bigs right after Matusz. Besides pitching in Camden Yards can be a disaster, especially when the Yankees are in town to exploit that little league sized right field porch.