Kiley shares video of arguably the top arm in this year's July 2nd class, Dominican RHP Huascar Ynoa…
Dominican Dispatches: Pitcher Update
Relevant Links: DR Day One Notebook, DR Day Two Notebook, Dermis Garcia Report, Hitter Update, Yankees Int'l Plans, Game Theory In Int'l Market, 2013 July 2nd Coverage and My Twitter July 2nd Is For Hitters July 2nd, particularly at this early juncture in the process, isn't too forgiving to pitchers. Their value is more tied up in physical development (size, strength, athleticism, arm speed) than hitters, whose core skills can often be identified earlier and look closer to the finished product. For example, I was at a private workout this week that had hitters for 2015 and 2016 class. A 2016 hitter (he turned 14 the day I saw him) stood out as a definite threat to be a seven figure player in 2.5 years, even though his speed and arm strength are both well below average. Because his body was projectable and he already had smooth actions at the plate and in the field, you can project him to develop physical tools (speed, arm strength, power) around those core skills. Pitchers need...
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