"It's not a new concept," Warthen said. "The Tigers had [Joel] Zumaya when he was young [21 in his rookie year]. Our guy makes you think about it. And it's exciting to think about. ... I would hope everyone here is excited.
"Today, he was a big league pitcher. But you get reports when guys are in the Minor Leagues: 'He was a big league pitcher.' Consistency can be the hardest part. If he can do that four, five, six times ... well ..." source MLB.com
Sunday, March 7, 2010
There's no doubt that Jenrry Mejia is exciting and it looks like the kid is going to be really good. But the 20 y/o with two full seasons in professional ball, has never been above AA ball and has issues with wildness.
If he keeps this up I'm sure it will be very tempting to bring him north but I really think the kid needs more time in the minors.
That outing he had that was so impressive, here's a little reality; the Marlins have always been overly aggressive making many pitchers with movement look dominant, many of his pitches would have been balls resulting in walks with a patient team, he faced several players who wont be on the major league team and pitchers are traditionally ahead of hitters this early in the season.
I'm not saying this guy is over hyped or not a tremendous talent, all I'm doing is giving a word of caution.
Posted by Ed Ryan at 1:16 PM