Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Season 1 pick #16

With the 16th pick in season 1, Pittsburgh chose Jimmie Blanco. Blanco was scouted as being a pitcher with great control, good stamina, 5 pitches, and the ability to take over a game. In his rookie league debut in season 1, he went 5-10 with a 5.40 ERA. That was the highest his ERA has ever been in a season, and he is becoming more of a "John Smoltz" type pitcher. He has a dominating hard slider, and can pack up the K's. I personally see him as a 12-15 game winner every season. He keeps you in every game. He is still only 24, so he could be alot better than his scouts think.

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