The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 755 – Looking for the Next Big Arm


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  • Brandon Woodruff: excellent fastball, trusted as a workhorse before injury, 3.35 career FIP
  • Max Fried: added slider, improved velo and control, GB lean
  • Zac Gallen: 4-pitch mix, big swing-and-miss, career-long HR suppression
  • Frankie Montas: premium velo, paired 2015-17 K% w/2018 BB%, new splitter, HR suppression
  • Jesus Luzardo: elite prospect w/great K upside, strong 3-pitch mix, could face IP limitation


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Approximately 31 minutes of joyous analysis.

Paul is the Editor of Rotographs and contributes to ESPN's Daily Notes. Follow Paul on Twitter @sporer and on Twitch at sporer.

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I might be biased since I’m a resident of Houston, but I’m intrigued with Jose Urquidy. Watching him quietly pitch well in the WS and the minors made him stood out to me as someone I’m willing to keep track on to see if he can prove he’s consistent.