100 mile number one prospect who resembles Gerrit Cole. TB’s Hwasubun Baseball.
This year, Farm of the Tampa Bay Rays, which won the American League East with solid power over pitching and hitting, boasts the highest level of depth.
Shortstop Wander Franco, who signed a long-term contract for $182 million for 11 years on the 25th of last month (Korea Standard Time), is also Tampa Bay’s next-generation superstar. On the pitcher’s side, fastball right-hander Shane Baz (22), who is close to 100 miles, stands out. With an ordinary physique of 1m88 and 86kg, he is in the spotlight as the next-generation ace with a pitch reminiscent of New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole.
Vaz entered the pro league after being nominated by the Pittsburgh Pirates as the 12th overall player in the first round of the 2017 draft, and grew after moving to Tampa Bay the following summer. Having been steadily taught in the Rookie League and Single A, he made his major league debut in September after going through Double A and Triple A this year.
CBS Sports ranked Vaz No. 1 as a pitcher and No. 4 overall when it selected the “2022 Major League Prospects Top 20” on the 14th. In other words, Vaz is the “number one” among rookie pitchers next season.
CBS Sports threw 3 games and 13 innings in the big leagues this year, so the sample is small, but the strikeout and walk ratio (K/BB) is 6.00 and the ERA is 2.03. He showed off three pitches that could induce a swing, and his fastball speed was up to the late 90 miles. Movement and Release Point evaluated it as comparable to Gerrit Cole.
According to “Baseball Servant,” a major league data analysis site, Vaz’s average fastball speed this year is 97 miles, and he throws a mixture of 87-mile slider and 83-mile curves. 99.5 miles taken against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 23rd is the highest ball speed in the big leagues.
CBS Sports compared Gerrit Cole because he has similar overall characteristics such as repertoire, ball speed, and ball control. Cole had an average fastball speed of 97.7 miles this season, and uses a mixture of sliders, curves and changeups.
Vaz struck out 131 in 92 innings this year, including 17 double-A and triple-A games and three major league games. The nine-inning strikeouts ratio is 12.82, which is a bit too much to compare with top pitchers in the big leagues, but it overwhelms Cole (12.06) as well as Robbie Ray (11.54), who is the overall No. 1 strikeouts this year 토토추천
Vaz came to Tampa Bay with Tyler Glasno and Austin Medos in a 3-1 trade with Chris Archer in August 2018.
CBS Sports said, “Vaz regained control thanks to a concise change in pitching form on his way to Tampa Bay, and this year, he allowed only 16 walks in 92 innings in the minor and major leagues. Considering Vaz’s powerful pitching and newly established control, he is a strong candidate for Tampa Bay’s ace to succeed Glasno.
How Vaz grows next year is likely to be an interesting point to watch.