Thursday, June 07, 2007

Herr Detwiler

With a few early surprises, Ross Detwiler fell into the Nationals' laps, and they took him with the 6th overall pick. Detwiler is a tall, lanky left-handed starting pitcher out of Missouri State.

Detwiler is the second best college arm in a draft not particularly deep with collegiate throwers. He throws low 90s and has an excellent slider. Sickles is pretty high on him, although he ranked him as the 4th best pitching prospect in the draft.

The Nationals avoided one tough question when the Orioles took Wieters with the 5th pick. Porcello was still available, and I perhaps would've liked to have seen them take him, but it's a defensible decision to take Detwiler instead.

This doesn't matter with respect to the pick, but I'd highly recommend this Joe Posnaski piece from a few weeks ago, where he wrote about how difficult it is to scout players, using Herr Detwiler as an example.

  • Todd Jacobson is blogging up a storm, and spits back some interesting quotes -- open for some fun interpretation! -- from our good friend, Jim Bowden.

    More later... (We're about to pick again!)


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