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Old 01-29-2018, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by A. Cavatica
And Hansen still has lots of upside.

Compare Mitch Keller to Alec Hansen. They pitched at the same levels last year, with Hansen maybe moving up a little faster.

Hansen's fastball is rated 70; Keller's, 65.
Hansen's curve is rated 60; Keller's, 55.
Hansen's slider is rated 55; Keller doesn't throw one.
Hansen's change is rated 55, same as Keller's.
Keller's control is rated 60, while Hansen's is 50.

Keller is 1.5 years younger and has better control. Hansen is four inches taller, 40 pounds heavier, has a better fastball and better breaking stuff.

Tell me why Keller deserves a 60 overall (and the #16 prospect rating) when Hansen gets 55 (and the #54).
Perhaps they think that 60 control of a 65 fastball and 55 curves and changeups is a safer bet to meet expectations in the majors than 50 control of better-quality pitches?
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