Originally Posted by rdivaldi
I've always found BA to have 2 major faults.
#1, when they evaluate pitchers they fall in love with the radar gun readings.
#2, they overrate players from teams that have had recent success developing players.
I definitely agree with #1, and in doing so, they most often fail to truly analyze the mechanics of said pitchers...
#2? I'm not terribly sure that is the case, but I can see how one might see that.
Like any scouting service, they identify favorites prior to drafts and in college and HS games and tend to have a hard time moving them down in relation to guys they didn't pick up on or were "under the radar" types.