Fade2White12 wrote:I'm talking about the caliber of his pitches, and not the number he throws. At this point, he has one pitch that grades out as elite, and elite it is. There is a big difference between current development and potential, and make sure you arent confusing the two when reading scouting reports. Like I already said, his curve will likely develop into a plus pitch and potentially plus-plus, but it is absolutely not there yet. Most scouting reports note his inconsistency with the pitch, and I've yet to see it grade at anything as elite as you guys seem to think. I'm very familiar with his scouting reports and his potential, I've even seen him pitch twice in person last season, but my statement is purely based on his current development and his ability to help fantasy owners for this season.
I still have to disagree with you. I know the difference between present ability and projection. Fernandez's curveball at this point is already a good pitch, and he already has the ability to command that curveball. Apparently, when Fernandez was promoted to High A last season he tried to overpower hitters with his fastball, but he quickly straightened out that problem.
His change up by comparison is more of a work in progress, and I am sure that he will have problems as the year progresses.