A rotation that will be headlined by young fireballers Jerry Chandler and Juan Viera needs a different mix in there. Insert a 17-year-old left handed pitcher who tops at 90, although that will increase, and relies on a sinker/slider/changeup combo and good control. This is the perfect pick for Altoona, whose scout has said “Allstaff has the highest ceiling of any pitcher in this draft”.
A younger version of Jaime Garcia would be a good comparison, neither is overpowering but has elite command and can use any pitch to get a batter out. To get such a high potential pitcher this late in the first round definitely helps the young Curve in their quick rebuild process.
Sinker: 60 | Slider: 60 | Changeup: 75 | Control: 70 | Overall: 65