RedRaider4life_old
Best of Luck RJ

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lg11
Its not like he cant learn a curve or change or other offspeed pitches. In baseball you draft basically on pure potential, its not like football where you can draft a guy in the first round and he can start that same year.
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RedRaider4life_old
I think one of the big things in the contract was that the brewers will pay for his schooling when/if he ever wants to go to school
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cheebs09_old
Just because he dominated you in high school doesn't mean he is going to be a good pitcher. To you he might look amazing, but to a decent to good minor leaguer he might not look special. So just because he dominated you in high school it doesnt guarantee success in the minors.
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RedRaider4life_old
You can teach a kid a curveball(which he already has), but you cant teach a kid how to be 6'6 and throw a 95+ fastball. Im just curious ballgame19 what games did you see Seidel pitch this year.
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roadkill1
An unnamed scout once said "the kid is too small, not enough power in his stroke, will never make it."

That comment was made about Hank Aaron.[]

"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
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roadkill1
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RJ Seidel is overrated. He is extremely cocky, and for what reason? The only two games I saw him pitch this summer he lost. Nice fastball bud, work on some offspeed maybe? This is a poor investment by the Brewers, all they see is a tall kid who can throw 90. All everyone he plays against sees is a kid who got one break and wont amount to anything. Sorry to burst everyone's bubble.


Not to burst your bubble, but who did you sign with??[]

Good Luck R.J.!!
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Bat Man_old
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Its not like he cant learn a curve or change or other offspeed pitches. In baseball you draft basically on pure potential, its not like football where you can draft a guy in the first round and he can start that same year.


Exactly, that's why there's a farm system, people. If he doesn't have a great off speed, then the Brewers will develop it from the time he goes to the 6 week instructional to the time he starts playing A,AA,AAA ball. Couldn't agree with you more on that aspect 101011...On the other side, whoever said the kid was cocky obviously hasn't ever talked to the kid. I played with him at the WBCA Classic, and he was so humble. Everytime a kid on our team would ask him about being drafted, he wouldn't go off about being all high and mighty; he'd simply shrug and say it was pretty cool and that he was lucky to have the opportunity. By far one of the LEAST cocky kids there, and he could back it up.

P.S.- RJ was the MVP of the WBCA Classic....Good luck in the pros RJ
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longball12
Let's not forget how young the kid is and how much he can be taught in the next 4-5 years. What the Brewers saw was an 18 yr old kid who can throw hard. That's called raw talent. They obviously found something about him that made them think they could mold him into a good pitcher. Is it a bad investment? Who knows. If you do some research, none of the scouts or major league teams thought Barry Zito would amount to anything. Look where he is at now. That's the hard thing about drafting "kids" right out of high school. You just never know. But that is also a good thing.

Instead of ripping the kid because you saw two poor performances, in your mind, congratulate him because he is going to be doing what thousands of us only wish we could do and that is play professional baseball. Seidel is lucky because he is going to have some great coaches reteach him how to pitch and add speed an accuracy to his already great baseball ability. Not every pick is a winner in the draft. You only hope that you can mold these kids and make something of them. As a fellow Wisconsinite, I wish him the best and hope we get to see him one day in the majors, 1) because it will prove you wrong about him and 2) he's a local kid.
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