Robert Manuel

What the numbers say:

-103/12 K/BB between three levels in 2008

-Tons of fly balls

-Good control

What the scouting report says:

-Only reasonable command

-Righty

-Fastball that has topped out - topped out - at 87mph

-Loves to throw his change

-Unimpressive slider

-No out pitch

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If Manuel wants to succeed in the Major Leagues, he's facing an uphill battle, because minor league numbers be damned, his repertoire is bad, and it's not like he relies on a tricky delivery or anything. Quite honestly, as down as I am on Wlad, I figured we'd be able to get a little more in return. This is moderately disappointing.

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