Originally Posted by champagne030
I do agree with you about this method, but I do believe Kirk Champion has a good program and grip on our young pitchers. We may have advanced hitters without merit, but I'd like to see pitchers drafted with a higher ceiling than we've taken in the past because of Kirk's development skills. Broadway and McCulloch were low ceiling guys, especially Kyle.
Kirk does not control the how pitchers are moved through the system, or at least in the past he hasn't, until some system is in place to stop rushing pitchers through the system it would be a waste of money. Broadway has good mechanics and can throw just about any pitch he is taught, yet has never been allowed to stay at one level to master anything.