|2015-02-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Thoughts on Trey Ball? Haven't heard too much about him. Is he moving slower because he was a 2-way guy in HS, or has he just not been that impressive? |
(Shawn from Cubicle)
|The feeling I've got from people around the industry is that Ball has been a disappointment so far. I'm sure his late start to pitching is a factor, but it sounds like a) he's way more of a project than many anticipated; and b) scouts felt he doesn't have the ceiling that was previously advertised. He's far from a "bust" or anything like that, but evaluators didn't think this was a special arm (and one even told me flatly "I didn't like him at all."). Plus, Boston is looking at a long developmental curve here. All the same, tall, athletic pitchers have this knack for suddenly putting things together and making scouts look bad. Ball is tall, very athletic, left-handed, still very young and quite capable of making the necessary adjustments. (Al Skorupa)|
|2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)||Hey Ben, who do have as some of your favorite "to keep an eye on" prospects for 2015?|
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
|This is all over the place, but some guys who's values could fluctuate wildly from a fantasy POV for me are: Trey Ball, Chelsor Cuthbert, Casey Kelly, Tyler Austin, Tyrell Jenkins, Colin Moran, Kyle Crick, Matt Olson, Kyle Zimmer, Rymer Liriano, Gary Sanchez and Alen Hanson. All over the place, I know, but I feel like a lot of those guys are gonna go one of two ways. (Ben Carsley)|
|2014-10-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Trey Ball finished with a decent second half. Have you heard many positive reports on him?|
(Brett from Pawtucket)
|I did not.
Ball is an interesting player with some raw athleticism and a decent FB. That's about it right now. I know the development curve could be different with him due to his length of time actually pitching being smaller, but I am hesitant on the overall potential. (Tucker Blair)
|2014-09-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)||What are your thoughts on the Greenville pitchers, especially Trey Ball and Teddy Stankiewicz?|
(Eric V. from Greenville)
|I missed Ball but heard underwhelming reports. I wrote up Stankiewicz in a Ten Pack.
I liked him a little, but he fit more of a #5/swingman type role for me. (Ethan Purser)
|2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)||Thanks for the chat! Who has the greatest ceiling and what is their future rotation spot - Lucas Sims, Trey Ball, Kohl Stewart, Jeff Hoffman, and Hunter Harvey.|
(Nicta from Peoria AZ)
|I think Kohl Stewart and Hunter Harvey have the biggest ceilings here. Kohl has a very athletic delivery/body and I dig his profile. I would probably put him over Harvey. (Mauricio Rubio)|
|2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)||This is a theological question.
Do you believe in Trey Ball? Not Baal.
Does this make the previous tall, skinny lefty savior, Henry Owens, into John The Baptist?|
(CyMature from Cabin (Fever))
|I don't believe in Beatles I just believe in me. Yoko and me. (Jason Parks)|
|2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Bonus chatting is the best chatting! Thanks Mark. Is Trey Ball's upside well below the tier of top arms you've cited above, or is he dinged more for high risk/lack of experience?|
(Ed from Seattle)
|I assume you're referencing the Red Sox pitching prospects I mentioned, and if that's the case, he's not included in that group because he is light years behind those guys in terms of development, while they are on the radar for next summer. That said, I think Ball has a ton of potential but I need to see him make adjustments to pro hitters and work through a long season. (Mark Anderson)|
|2013-11-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Being a redsox fan! I thought bosox should have taken Austin Meadows instead of Trey Ball! Thoughts?!|
(The minor league guy from Illinois)
|I liked Ball. Improved reports on Meadows at the complex league, but still dubious about long term outlook. He looks the part, but I had a lot of viewings throughout the twelve months leading up to the draft and he regularly underwhelmed. Certainly wouldn't pay the $500K or so extra it would have cost to land Meadows at same slot. Too bad they couldn't entice Ryan Boldt away from Nebraska... (Nick J. Faleris)|
|2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)||If you had a preference, would you have Trey Ball on the mound or in the field?|
(Biscuits from Cali)
|Mound (Jason Parks)|