Originally Posted by Domeshot17
I guess to me, to use the term "front-line potential" I need more than "damn that kid has a good arm". I want something atleast somewhat projectable. I would agree, they are 2 of the more intriguing prospects in our system, and maybe one day they could have that, but based purely on the stuff tool, it is just too soon.
The reason I say at that point you have to say everyone has the potential is, for example, as a very young prospect, who said Kyle McCollugh could not be another Mark Buehrle. Softer tosser, location specialist with movement, average at best stuff tool. But you can't project that all.
I agree that every player has potential, but potential as what? I was interpreting you as meaning that every pitcher had potential ace ceilings. I honestly thought of the Buehrle comparison you just made, but left it out. I loved Mark as a No. 1, but I think an "ace" and No. 1 guy are two different guys. To me, anyway.