Collette Calls: Breaking Down Glasnow, Archer
Collette Calls: Breaking Down Glasnow, Archer

This article is part of our Collette Calls series.

Let's compare two pitchers by how they were ranked by Baseball America in previous seasons. See if you can guess the pitcher.

Player A Prospect Writeup in the 2012 Baseball America Prospect Handbook:

"His fastball sits at 92-96 mph, has been clocked as high as 98 and features good run and sink. His success in the second half of the season coincided with his willingness to pitch aggressively off his fastball, which allowed him to get ahead in the count more often. In turn, that helped him do a better job of setting up his slider, his most consistent and best all-around pitch. His slider operates in the mid-90s with hard, cutting tilt and impressive depth. He has improved his changeup over the past two seasons, but it's average at best. His mechanics are fine, which leaves most observers to believe his command issues result from his inconsistent focus and mental approach. His inability to throw consistent strikes leads some scouts to suggest that he could wind up in the bullpen, perhaps even as a closer."

Player B Prospect Writeup in the 2012 Baseball America Prospect Handbook:

"His fastball velocity is on the rise, reaching 96 mph last summer after sitting at 90-93 for most of the spring. His big-breaking curveball shows flashes of becoming a plus pitch, and his changeup is rudimentary at this point. He'll need to lean on his athleticism as he learns to repeat his delivery and improve his command. He is certainly someone to dream
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Jason Collette
Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at theprocessreport.net. You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Sleeper and the Bust podcast on iTunes. An eight-time FSWA finalist, Jason won the FSWA's Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year award in 2013 and the Baseball Series of the Year award in 2018 for Collette Calls.
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