perlick29 wrote:Ok rhymes here is your official scouting report from th guy who scouts all (me) about Jose Acevedo:
A lot of times you will find that there are pitchers who need to lop off one walk per nine innings to become major leaguers. Acevedo has done just that over the past two seasons, for which the Reds organization credits his learning to control his emotions on the mound. He should have been in the Reds opening day rotation last year and you'd be more familiar with him if, when he finally did get the call he hadn't slipped in the Dodger dugout and suffered an ankle injury that eventually required surgery.
Final Analysis: Acevedo is someone to watch in 2004
Hope that helps, it should give owners a bit of a proverbial "chubby".
Perlick, the next time you decide to copy something word-for-word from the Baseball Prospectus, you might want to cite your source....
Here's a breakdown straight from TSN's Scouting Notebook:
"Acevedo has average velocity, but he demonstrates a good feel for pitching. His best offering probably is a changeup, but he has also added a cutter, which last year had developed into a good out pitch before he was sidelined. Acevedo has excellent control with all his pitches and usually is around the plate."
I watched him pitch last night because I just picked up him AND Thompson this week. His fastball topped out around 91, but he had very good control. The pitch that Giles hit for a HR was a 1-2 hanger where he made a mistake and Giles jumped all over it. The previous pitch, however, he got squeezed by the ump on an inside fastball and should have had a strikeout.
I think he's worth a gamble. I like him better than Riley simply because he doesn't pitch in the AL East....