Originally Posted by WisSoxFan
Ran into a Sox farm hand's dad over the weekend (Ryan Kussmaul, Birmingham closer so it appears). His dad is a friend of my wife's uncle so I was introduced. I was wearing a Sox hat so he starts telling me about Ryan and how well he is doing and what he (the dad) thinks his prospects are of getting called up to the big club (he thinks they're good for Sept. and possibly beyond). I looked up his numbers and they are good. So I ask, what about this guy? He's 25 and a closer in AA. I don't see that as a great position to be in, but I'm curious to find out what those that follow the Sox farm teams better than I think.
Thanks in advance.
Edit-I'm not going to offended if everyone says "he sucks" or "has a snow ball's chance in hell."
Throws a nice 2 seamer which can dominate AA players, but right handed relievers that throw in the high 80's - low 90's usually don't translate to the majors.