https://theathletic.com/1876278/2020/06 ... -the-cubs/
There is a really good article on The Athletic about Burl Carraway. The thing that actually stuck with me or stood out for me wasn't the stuff about Burl Carraway, but the quotes from our new scouting director Dan Kantrovitz.
“That’s something that I truly believe,” Carraway said. “It’s not just me trying to get into a better position in the draft. I truly think the way the game is going and the way my stuff will play at the next level and how ready I am to get to the next level, I just think that’s the truth. I wanted to impress upon teams that it’s not a risk taking a guy like me early on, it’s a good investment. I think I can be pitching for the Cubs really quickly. I’m super excited about it. I think the game is moving towards the way that my stuff plays. Even if it’s out of the ‘pen, I’ve thrown back-to-back days several times, I’ve thrown three times a week.”
“You know what?” Kantrovitz said. “I think he’s right. And I couldn’t have said it better myself.
“We did a study on his stuff and how it changed over time, what we saw was that it was more effective in some cases after he got up for the second inning. I don’t want to pigeonhole him and say that he’s only a one-inning guy. Because when you have electric stuff like that, you want to make sure you use it and leverage it.”
Kantrovitz added that no decisions on usage and timing have been made, but clearly they see a lot of value coming soon from Carraway.
I've really enjoyed listening to his interviews and reading what he has to say about draft prospects and their process preparing for the draft. I'm really glad we made the switch from Jason McLeod to Dan Kantrovitz. I feel way more confident in him leading the department going forward.