• Arodys Vizcaino Bum Elbow

    Posted by on June 30th, 2010 · Comments (4)

    Via Knox Bardeen

    Top Atlanta Braves pitching prospect Arodys Vizcaino was placed on the disabled list by the Advanced-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans because of an elbow strain.

    He was flown to Atlanta for the exam and the Braves have decided to shut the 19-year-old Dominican down.

    And, this is why you shouldn’t be afraid to deal a young pitching prospect

    Comments on Arodys Vizcaino Bum Elbow

    1. Evan3457
      June 30th, 2010 | 5:41 pm

      No spit.

      Imagine that. A young pitching arm has elbow trouble.

      That hardly ever happens.

    2. Raf
      June 30th, 2010 | 5:49 pm

      And, this is why you shouldn’t be afraid to deal a young pitching prospect…

      Established pitchers get hurt too.

    3. Scout
      July 1st, 2010 | 7:05 am

      I reject the idea that because some pitching prospects get hurt, they are all expendable. A good organization has to make judgments about which ones have high ceilings, which are likely to reach their ceiling,and which are likely (due to mechanics or history) to get hurt. All of these are matters of probability, not certainty. The healthiest situation for an organization, then, is to load up with as many talented young pitchers as possible. For every ten quality pitching prospects, you will be fortunate if one makes it as a successful starter (career of five or more years, above replacement value) in the majors.

    4. Evan3457
      July 1st, 2010 | 10:13 am

      Scout wrote:

      I reject the idea that because some pitching prospects get hurt, they are all expendable. A good organization has to make judgments about which ones have high ceilings, which are likely to reach their ceiling,and which are likely (due to mechanics or history) to get hurt. All of these are matters of probability, not certainty. The healthiest situation for an organization, then, is to load up with as many talented young pitchers as possible. For every ten quality pitching prospects, you will be fortunate if one makes it as a successful starter (career of five or more years, above replacement value) in the majors.

      Finger on the Pulse Post of the Week.

      The fact that 9 out of 10 decent/good/great pitching prospects fail to make it means that teams that emphasize drafting them are going to have to deal with heartbreak and disappointment on a frequent basis.

      On the other hand, it also means that certain bloggers get to describe certain GM’s incompetent on a regular basis for drafting them. So there’s that. :)

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