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Kevin Goldstein's Prospect List/Q&A

Redundancy Police: Posting this here to keep the party going for a few days. 

http://www.bbtia.com/home/2010/1/10/kevin-goldstein-prospect-qa.html

KG's rankings

Q: Is Tanner Scheppers and dominant reliever or a top of the rotation starter and when will he see Arlington?

Goldstein: If it were up to me, I would start him in Triple A and get him to the majors as fast as possible, as a reliever. Here’s the thing, Tanner Scheppers is pitching on borrowed time.  Tanner Scheppers is going to break. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.  HE IS GOING TO BREAK! Every time he throws a pitch in the minors, you are taking a risk. You are wasting your time. You have to be able to reap major league benefits from this talent as soon as possible because at some point between now and the time he is 30 (if not sooner than that), he is going to break. I would fast-track him and get him into the bullpen as soon as possible.

Q: What makes Martin Perez the top LHP in the minors?

Goldstein: The combination of where he is right now (with his age), what he has done so far, and where he can be. This is not the first left-handed teenager to dominate a full-season league and then hold his own at a higher level. It’s just a matter of how he is doing it. He’s not just throwing fastballs by people, he is showing a mature repertoire. As you know, he has very real secondary pitches and a good idea how to pitch. There is so much more to come out of this kid that it’s scary. The Johan Santana comps are unavoidable at this point, and frankly a bit lazy, but you can understand them at least: he’s left-handed; he’s Venezuelan; he has a helluva change-up; he has a plus fastball. It’s so rare to find a pitcher his age who is that complete a product. He just needs to refine. He doesn’t have holes in his game. To have that at such a young age is very rare.

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