Colby Suggs and Jimmy Sherfy worth the early pick?
Like the Title says I’m interested myself in the question of whether or not these College Right Handers are worth a early pick as a reliever. Now most of you Draft enthusiasts will undoubtedly remember Marcus Stroman from the 2012 class and while I’m not trying to compare these guys it leads back to the question of are they that kind of caliber of talent.For Suggs I think it’s very possible.The kid is the prototypical flame throwing texan you read about and scouts love.He’s got a very good fastball he commands it well and it really gets up on guys because I very rarily see him letting up good contact. The breaking ball does need some work but it flashes the potential to really allow him to be dominate at the next level. I also think he will be a closer at the next level it’s pretty obvious watching him on the mound he has the presence for it and that bulldog demanor you want from your back end guys. If it were me and it’s obviously not (oh how we all wish it was sometimes) I think I’d be comfortable as of this moment spending a sandwich round pick on him.And if I was a backend 1st team in need of a guy like this I’d be comfortable with that as well.
Jimmy Sherfy is a bit of a diffrent story.He’s a bit more erratic then Suggs.But he does have the power fastball you’d want as well as a very nice breaking ball.He sets his hands up prior to his delivery in a sort of weird position on the side of his head.But his delivery being a sidearm thrower seems to work well.The breaking ball again needs some work but I like the potential on it.I’d say he’s a notch below Suggs level and this isn’t to compare the 2 just simply pointing it out.If I wanted to put a placement on it.I’d say he’s more of a 2nd round talent maybe slightly later but he will go in the first 3 rounds I’m pretty confident in saying.The fastball gets up to 94-96 and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen it reported slightly higher as well so he deffinately has the pure stuff to be a backend guy.Now whether that’s an actual closer or more of a set-up type or something we’ll have to wait and see.Honestly with a little bit of refinement he could be just as good as any top guy out there.
Both have very excellent Youtube Scouting Videos.Suggs is from his Wareham stint in the CCBL and Sherfys comes from their recent weekend battle with Cal State Fullerton.
Michael Lorenzen is a pretty well known commodity as a College Outfielder for Cal State Fullerton (who by the way has really grown on me lately with their freshman SP) he also participated on the Team USA Collegiate squad.More then likely he’s going to be drafted as an outfielder and while that’s good and fine.The kid has an unbelieveable arm on the mound, As well as the outfield.He gets it up to 95-96 pretty comfortably his delivery seems easy enough deffinately doesn’t scream injury or violent or anything of that sort.He also has a nice breaking ball and I’ve even suggested before maybe someone should give him a shot as a SP. If he was a RP for sure and not as a backup plan he’d be in Suggs class for me maybe even ahead.His arm is really just that good.For a 2 way guy he’s actually very effective on the mound.
He also has a Youtube Scouting video from that recent Oregon Matchup.
I think the final point I want to bring up is that in the Draft, I’m one of the first people to say aim for the moon and such but for a team like say the Tigers or Reds or anyone of those top tier teams at the moment you can deffinately see the upside in spending a high pick on a College guy like 1 of the above and getting him to the majors pretty rapidly.Just look at Paco Rodriguez from 2012 Dodgers 3rd round pick I believe and he was in the majors during his draft season.So to conclude the post I think Suggs has a legitimate shot at the 1st round while Sherfy is slightly behind more of a 2nd-3rd round talent. Will one of these talents provide us with that next Craig Kimbrel type shutdown closer.Probably not because Kimbrel is just otherworldly but I think the 2 above mentioned talents could be very very good.