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MASN: Billy Rowell displeased with organization’s handling of his time after injury

Rowell from Sewell. No well.

I asked him if he thought he had been given a fair chance to show what he could do with Bowie?

“Not really. I was supposed to go to Florida for two weeks according to (director of player development) John Stockstill. Two weeks in Florida and then come back to Bowie. That was the plan. I was good (healthy) after two weeks, then they brought up the guy they traded for Derrek Lee, what’s his name, Baker.

“They bring him up and he gets dominated in Double-A. The game was way too fast for him. You know what I mean. They bring him up so it looks like the Derrek Lee trade was a good trade and they diss the guy they gave $2 million dollars to. It’s cool, it’s their business. But I don’t feel like it was carried out in the right manner.

“If I gave anyone $2 million dollars, I would give them the highest resources possibly available and the most knowledge possibly available,” Rowell said.

...There was a rumor going around late in the year that the Orioles have approached Rowell about trying to become a pitcher. No one has confirmed that, on the record, but Rowell said he’s just not interested in that at all.

“No. I hate pitching. I don’t like pitching at all. I would be mentally in pain pitching. I like to play every day,” he said.

Repoz Posted: September 22, 2011 at 01:37 PM | 41 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: September 22, 2011 at 02:29 PM (#3933039)
This sounds like a fun guy to have around.

"How you feeling today Billy?"

"Not as good as the day they gave me $2 million dollar, but not bad".
   2. Accent Shallow is Having an Average Weekend Posted: September 22, 2011 at 02:46 PM (#3933064)
Worth the read.

I can't recall reading an article like this - where a high draft pick evaluates his situation and outlook after several disappointing years.
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 22, 2011 at 03:09 PM (#3933083)
Not. Ending. Well.
   4. Mayor Blomberg Posted: September 22, 2011 at 04:37 PM (#3933143)
arrogant little ####, isn't he. shame his game isn't better.
   5. Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora Posted: September 22, 2011 at 05:08 PM (#3933166)
Was an above average player for his league (Carolina high A) in 2010, plus he was 21.
2011 looks like a lost year

too many Ks, not enough walks, not enough 4 baggers, he's moving too quickly to the wrong side of the defensive spectrum

plus dumping on Aaron Baker was totally classless.

"But this is the deal with me: I just don't want to be another (expletive) player in the system. If I can't be dominant, I don't want to play. It's that simple," he said.


Then why hasn't he quit yet?
   6. Curse of the Andino Posted: September 22, 2011 at 06:00 PM (#3933202)
Was an above average player for his league (Carolina high A) in 2010, plus he was 21.
2011 looks like a lost year


But that was his third-year in Carolina high A. Sigh.
   7. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 22, 2011 at 06:01 PM (#3933203)
Two million bucks only buys you so much rope.
   8. Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora Posted: September 22, 2011 at 06:02 PM (#3933204)
At what point does he have to go on the 40 man roster or be exposed to the Rule 5 draft (not that he'd be taken...)

It's kind of interesting to go back and look at the guys taken 1-10...

So, 2006 the Rowell year:

2006: 1 Hochevar: (Basic botched pick, not that good, Royals seemed to be overly swayed by pre-draft workouts)

2 Greg Reynolds: been pretty bad from day one*, somehow has made the majors (and been bad), can't strike out anyone at any level- was aggressively promoted for reasons that elude me (he was good for 50 ip in AA, in hindsight looks like your basic BABIP fluke)

3 Evan Longoria - I recall having heard him described as far and away the best position player available, should have gone #1 overall.

4 Brad Lincoln, has shown flashes, my guess is he could possible be a #3 for a couple of years

5 Brandon Morrow, another guy, very aggressively promoted, much better peripherals in the majors than minors, k/9 over 10, k/bb over 3, Hrs a bit high- but not terrible- but literally half of his baserunners score on him- his OPS against is better than league average yet his ERA+ is 85 (with RISP batter are hitting .310/.378/.563 off of him)
either he's incredibly unlucky, incredibly unclutch, or he's doing something seriously wrong when runners are on base.

6 Andrew Miller- I'd heard described as the best pitcher available- who fell due to $ concerns, I saw him relieve a few times for Florida- he looked like he had good stuff- looking at BBREF- his relief stats are horrendous so maybe I was imaging that good stuff- basically a bad pitcher- too many walks, no enough Ks, was in then MLB long before he was ready and he's been up and down since- his stat line- both MLB and minors- looks like that of a raw thrower who is still working things out

7 Kershaw- looks like he's figured a few things out... This is one of the things that perplexes me- from the second he was drafted he outpitched everyone above him- he was younger- a HS guy- but really 2007-2011 and every year in between he was better than everyone above- why wasn't that seen in 2006? Did some team simply not look because he was a HS guy and teams were still going off outmoded studies saying not to draft HS guys? Or did he take a leap forward between 2006-2007 that none of the others did?

8 Robert Stubbs (aka Drew) Athlete (tools goof), didn't hit much in the minors, but was willing to take a walk decent OBP ability... has shown unexpected power in the majors, decent walk rates, but low batting averages saps his value, plays a good cf, all in all a decent regular, not a star

9 Rowell...

10 Lincecum, back when Chadbradfordwannabee (Carlos Gomez the scout) posted here- absolutely LOVED Lincecum, see my Kershaw comment- I think at the time some scouts were down on Lincecum due to his size and delivery - his delivery LOOKS different, and to many scouts that simply set off the "danger of arm falling off" warning bells
   9. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 22, 2011 at 06:08 PM (#3933207)
At what point does he have to go on the 40 man roster or be exposed to the Rule 5 draft


The 2010 offseason. Which sort of answers your question as to whether or not he'd be chosen...
   10. NJ in NY (Now with Big Girl!) Posted: September 22, 2011 at 06:22 PM (#3933221)
3 Evan Longoria - I recall having heard him described as far and away the best position player available, should have gone #1 overall.

My memory may be off but I remember the consensus on Longoria being that he was a safe pick but there were questions about whether he had star potential due to concerns about his bat/power potential.
   11. DKDC Posted: September 22, 2011 at 06:26 PM (#3933222)
That thing about moving Baker up to AA to make the Derrek Lee trade look good is just odd. I follow the O's pretty closely and I didn't even notice they moved Baker up. Not that I would've cared, since Lee had basically zero value at the time he was traded and I don't think anyone thinks of Baker as more than an organizational guy.

It sounds like Rowell is frustrated by the injuries and struggles and is just lashing out. I bet he'd benefit from a change of scenery and a fresh start in another organization, but I think the odds of him ever contributing in the majors are pretty long at this point.
   12. Jim Wisinski Posted: September 22, 2011 at 06:27 PM (#3933224)
The Greg Reynolds pick was just plain bizarre, leading up to the draft everyone thought they were taking Longoria and then out of nowhere the Rockies took Reynolds instead. Instead of having the best left side of the infield in baseball they have Tulowitzki and a garbage pitcher.
   13. birdlives is one crazy ninja Posted: September 22, 2011 at 06:30 PM (#3933229)
They bring him up and he gets dominated in Double-A. The game was way too fast for him.

Prick comment not to mention I suspect it's a classic case of projection. Rowell has probably heard the "too fast" comments about him a billion times and decided to dump it on somebody else.
   14. Jim Wisinski Posted: September 22, 2011 at 06:31 PM (#3933230)
#10 is correct on Longoria pre-draft. Joe Randa was a popular comparison and he definitely wasn't frequently talked about as the type of player he became.
   15. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 22, 2011 at 06:42 PM (#3933233)
The Greg Reynolds pick was just plain bizarre, leading up to the draft everyone thought they were taking Longoria and then out of nowhere the Rockies took Reynolds instead. Instead of having the best left side of the infield in baseball they have Tulowitzki and a garbage pitcher.


The other crazy thing is that if Longoria hadn't been available (as he wasn't) and the Rockies hadn't taken Reynolds, the Pirates were going to take him at #4 (see here, for example).

I didn't understand the fascination then, and I don't understand it now. Yes, he was a big guy who threw hard, and yes he was a groundball guy, but he couldn't even manage a K an inning in college. How was he going to miss enough bats as a pro to be worth a top 5 pick?
   16. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 22, 2011 at 06:45 PM (#3933235)
The main scouting freakouts I remember from that draft were over Lincecum's mechanics, Morrow's diabetes and insulin pump, and Joba Chamberlain's lower body health (knees, maybe, or hips?).
   17. Greg K Posted: September 22, 2011 at 06:46 PM (#3933236)
Here's the 2006 Draft with one-liner comments. It's mlb.com so they're not going to be negative on anyone, but it's funny the guy writing Greg Reynolds' really seemed to be struggling for positive things to say. Not the kind of thing you enjoy reading about your team's #2 overall pick

Comments: No one moved up the charts late in the season more than the him. He beat fellow draft classers Brandon Morrow and Tim Lincecum to work his way into top 10 cconsideration. His fastball sits in the low 90s and couples it with his breaking ball.


Longoria's is certainly positive but doesn't exactly shout MVP calibre player

Comments: The best college bat in the draft, Longoria can play all over the infield. He doesn't have one tool that jumps out for scouts, but can hit for average and power.
   18. Rally Posted: September 22, 2011 at 06:48 PM (#3933238)
Did some team simply not look because he was a HS guy and teams were still going off outmoded studies saying not to draft HS guys? Or did he take a leap forward between 2006-2007 that none of the others did?


Without looking up the stats, Kershaw probably pitched about 45 innings his senior year, with 18 K per 9, and an ERA below 0.50. Stats like that are typical of high school pitchers taken in the first round. Of course, he's doing that against guys of about my ability level, in other words not so much.

A scout can see an upper 90's fastball and jaw dropping curve, but I think it is extremely difficult to project just how that would play (command, deception, heavier workloads) against professional competition until you actually get him in there.
   19. Rally Posted: September 22, 2011 at 06:54 PM (#3933244)
Kershaw: "Comments: Considered to be the top high school arm in the draft, Kershaw's fastball sits in the mid-90s to go along with a big curve and workable changeup."

That quick report is not much different than that of Kasey Kiker, taken #12, who has not had MLB success: "Comments: Only questions about makeup have kept him from being at the top of high school pitching depth charts. Fastball sits in mid-90s and he throws a changeup and curve as well."

Trying to determine future success from such minute differences is a tough job.
   20. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: September 22, 2011 at 07:14 PM (#3933255)
Just trivia, but - Kershaw's senior year: 13-0 0.77, 139 strikeouts in 64 innings. National HS Pitcher of the Year in some circles.
So, about what AROM said.

BA's pre-draft top 10: Andrew Miller, Tim Lincecum, Brad Lincoln, Evan Longoria, Greg Reynolds, Clayton Kershaw, Joba Chamberlain, Luke Hochevar, Max Scherzer, Brandon Morrow
   21. Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora Posted: September 22, 2011 at 07:20 PM (#3933259)
regarding Longoria, thsi was the comment posted on MLB draft tracker at the time:
Comments: The best college bat in the draft, Longoria can play all over the infield. He doesn't have one tool that jumps out for scouts, but can hit for average and power.


here is what Rich Lederer posted at the time:
Longoria should fit in well with Tampa Bay's youth movement. Although some have likened him to Aaron Hill and others to Chase Utley, I think he profiles a bit like Ryan Zimmerman. At 6-2, 213 pounds, Longoria's build is similar to Zimmerman's. They both exhibit line-drive power, capable of hitting .280-.300 with 20 or more home runs. Longoria may not make quite the rush to the majors as Zimmerman did last year but could find himself in the Show at some point in 2007.
Posted by Rich at 1:59 p.m. ET


Bryan Smith nailed Hochevar:
At any spot in the top ten, Hochevar is simply a reach, lucky to have his hold-out gamble pay off. In truth he is a pitcher that belongs from 10-20 in the draft, garnering little more than slot from that position. Given his flakiness in the past, the bang is just not worth the buck with Hochevar.
Posted by Bryan Smith at 1:16 p.m. ET


Here's what AROM said about Longoria at the time:
Longoria appears to be a similar hitter to his former teammate Tulowitzki, but doesn't have nearly the same defensive potential.


Most people commenting on the BBTF thread regarding Longoria did so to mention EVA Longoria

Sickels mock draft had Longoria going 6th, with 11 of the 1st 12 picks being pitchers
Sickels, in April 2006:
Evan Longoria, 3B-OF, Long Beach State
Hitting .336/.463/.603 with 8 homers in 116 at-bats, has drawn 24 walks against 18 strikeouts. Having a solid season and has a good chance to be the first college hitter picked. Main question is positional: is he a third baseman, a shortstop, or an outfielder as a pro?


Joe Randa? I've been hunting for a Randa comparison and found this blog called
Fantasy Cafe
where one guy said he hoped Longoria would be a Rolen type, and someone else responded:
Good luck with that, he has been compared to Randa and Cirillo.


and in early 2007, from ProjectProspect.com:
So basically your saying Zimmerman type numbers for power. You better hope he doesn't turn into another Joe Randa, which is possible.


here's a blog post from 5/07:

Evan Longoria is really good. So far, the scouts look to be far off on him. He was projected as a Joe Randa/Geoff Jenkins type hitter coming out of college, and he'll be far greater than that.


As far as I can tell a Randa/Longoria comp was out there in 2006- but was a minority position, the most common comp (at the time) seems to have been Zimmerman, it looks what happened was that Longoria rocketed up prospects lists after being drafted and was an MLB regular so quickly that people just liked saying, "and gee he was compared to Joe Randa when he was drafted"

I think the idea that Longoria was regarded as a Joe Randa type seems to have been itself revisionist history - a lot was written in 2007/08 about how he previously projected to be a Joe Randa type player- but if you look at stuff written in 2006- not so much- it was more Ryan Zimmerman/Tulo and even the odd Rolen or Utley comp.
   22. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: September 22, 2011 at 07:20 PM (#3933262)
His fastball sits in the low 90s and couples it with his breaking ball.

He couples a fastball with a breaking ball? Wow!
   23. Walt Davis Posted: September 22, 2011 at 07:23 PM (#3933265)
I just want to say that I know he got hurt and it would have been too little too late anyway but Derrek Lee has hit 363/409/663 for the Pirates, raising his season OPS+ to 112. Might be another average season left in those bones after all.

Also thank god (and I was so concerned that I checked), Kasey Kiker's middle name does not start with a K ... it's William.
   24. Greg K Posted: September 22, 2011 at 07:24 PM (#3933268)
That 2006 Draft Tracker lists Hyun Choi Conger. I always just assmed he was a Henry.
   25. Greg K Posted: September 22, 2011 at 07:26 PM (#3933271)

He couples a fastball with a breaking ball? Wow!

That's what would have tipped me off if I was a Rockies fan

- "Hey, what can you tell me about this guy you drafted?"
- "He stands on the mound and throws the ball to the catcher."
   26. Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora Posted: September 22, 2011 at 07:32 PM (#3933281)
Without looking up the stats, Kershaw probably pitched about 45 innings his senior year, with 18 K per 9, and an ERA below 0.50. Stats like that are typical of high school pitchers taken in the first round. Of course, he's doing that against guys of about my ability level, in other words not so much.

A scout can see an upper 90's fastball and jaw dropping curve,


I assume (perhaps wrongly) that scouts look at stuff and how a guy goes about throwing and ignore stats- especially when scouting HS pitchers...

One problem with using "numbers," even WRT Division 1 college baseball is that park factors vary so much from team ti team (and even year to year), that level of competition also fluctuates from conference to conference and from year to year. What I've seen written about Longoria was that questions regarding his power and power potential largely stemmed from, but why do A,B, C & D have so many more HRs than him? Well in hindsight the answer was that Longoria already HAD homerun power but it wasn't apparent in his Avg-HR-RBI (or AVG-OBP-SLG) - because you couldn't hit HRs (even off college pitchers) where he was playing- hweras A, B, C & D had boatloads of college HRs because hey were playing in environments where all long flyballs were clearing the fence
   27. God Posted: September 22, 2011 at 08:12 PM (#3933332)
It's not like Kershaw put up those numbers against small-town teams in rural Texas. He was pitching in Dallas to some of the fiercest HS competition in the country. And he was the National High School Player (not pitcher) of the Year. So he shouldn't have taken anyone by surprise.
   28. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 22, 2011 at 08:35 PM (#3933357)
I just want to say that I know he got hurt and it would have been too little too late anyway but Derrek Lee has hit 363/409/663 for the Pirates, raising his season OPS+ to 112. Might be another average season left in those bones after all.


He's been great for the Pirates, during the time that he wasn't hurt. I wouldn't mind it at all if they brought him back next year.
   29. Rally Posted: September 22, 2011 at 09:01 PM (#3933373)
I assume (perhaps wrongly) that scouts look at stuff and how a guy goes about throwing and ignore stats- especially when scouting HS pitchers...


I don't think they are looking at high school stats at all, I just guessed what they might be to illustrate his dominance.

The scout sees 2 18 year olds with 95 MPH fastballs, sharp breaking curves, and decent changeups. Both completely overmatch the high school hitters they face. I think it's pretty tough to tell which one is ready to dominate professional hitters from day one, and which one will have his butt handed to him by better hitters.

If I'm wrong about this, then I'd expect the draft to be less of a crapshoot than it historically has been.
   30. MM1f Posted: September 23, 2011 at 12:01 AM (#3933572)

10 Lincecum, back when Chadbradfordwannabee (Carlos Gomez the scout) posted here- absolutely LOVED Lincecum, see my Kershaw comment- I think at the time some scouts were down on Lincecum due to his size and delivery - his delivery LOOKS different, and to many scouts that simply set off the "danger of arm falling off" warning bells

Its worth considering that Lincecum had a 4.5 BB/9 his junior year of college and BB/9 rates of 6.6 and 6.1 his first two years of college. Plus he had some really high pitch count outings. Some folks whipped themselves into a tizzy about Trevor Bauer's pitch counts this year but, IIRC, Lincecum's were even higher.

Yeah, he shouldn't have slipped to 10 but there were legitimate concerns on him beyond just that delivery.

6 Andrew Miller- I'd heard described as the best pitcher available- who fell due to $ concerns, I saw him relieve a few times for Florida- he looked like he had good stuff- looking at BBREF- his relief stats are horrendous so maybe I was imaging that good stuff- basically a bad pitcher- too many walks, no enough Ks, was in then MLB long before he was ready and he's been up and down since- his stat line- both MLB and minors- looks like that of a raw thrower who is still working things out

You weren't imagining that good stuff. It was there, and now it's not. Every part of Miller's game just fell apart. Pretty sad story really
   31. MM1f Posted: September 23, 2011 at 12:10 AM (#3933587)

As far as I can tell a Randa/Longoria comp was out there in 2006- but was a minority position, the most common comp (at the time) seems to have been Zimmerman, it looks what happened was that Longoria rocketed up prospects lists after being drafted and was an MLB regular so quickly that people just liked saying, "and gee he was compared to Joe Randa when he was drafted"

I think the idea that Longoria was regarded as a Joe Randa type seems to have been itself revisionist history - a lot was written in 2007/08 about how he previously projected to be a Joe Randa type player- but if you look at stuff written in 2006- not so much- it was more Ryan Zimmerman/Tulo and even the odd Rolen or Utley comp.


Maybe the Randa comps were formed from watching Longoria as sophomore? He was a late bloomer; lightly recruited out of HS, went to JUCO for a year and then had a merely good year as a sophomore at LBSU. It wasn't til the summer after his sophomore year that he started to make a name for himself with a big Cape Cod showing, and then he followed that up with a big junior year.
   32. Steve Sparks Flying Everywhere Posted: September 23, 2011 at 12:48 AM (#3933647)
The scout sees 2 18 year olds with 95 MPH fastballs, sharp breaking curves, and decent changeups. Both completely overmatch the high school hitters they face. I think it's pretty tough to tell which one is ready to dominate professional hitters from day one, and which one will have his butt handed to him by better hitters.


It's hard to say why one player develops and another doesn't (excluding injuries) but I think how players respond to coaches might play a major role. Obviously we can't ever really know because we can't get inside the head of a prospect. If Kiker and Kershaw swapped teams maybe neither one of them would have developed. Or maybe just Kiker because it's the Dodger coaches. Or maybe the trick is to find the right coach for the right type of player. It's hard to say what people respond to, which I think is a major reason why the draft is a crapshoot.
   33. Belfry Bob Posted: September 23, 2011 at 12:55 AM (#3933655)
Billy Rowell is another of those guys who had everything handed to them. From everything I've heard, he's never put in a hard day's work at improving himself, and he doesn't listen to coaches.

These quotes sound like classic Rowell. He'll never see a day in the majors - hope he's saved some on that $2M.

BTW, Billy - the Orioles don't need to showcase a guy they traded a washed-up Derrick Lee for.

And Billy? You've put a lot of O's fans in 'mental pain' watching you play in the minors, too. I'd try pitching if I were you.
   34. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 23, 2011 at 01:05 AM (#3933664)
BTW, Billy - the Orioles don't need to showcase a guy they traded a washed-up Derrick Lee for.


Lee isn't washed up - he's up to a 112 OPS+ for the year.

(Your larger point is correct, though.)
   35. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: September 23, 2011 at 01:08 AM (#3933668)
Just wanna sign on to mm1f's post 30.
   36. The District Attorney Posted: September 23, 2011 at 01:25 AM (#3933690)
Brandon Morrow, another guy, very aggressively promoted, much better peripherals in the majors than minors, k/9 over 10, k/bb over 3, Hrs a bit high- but not terrible- but literally half of his baserunners score on him- his OPS against is better than league average yet his ERA+ is 85 (with RISP batter are hitting .310/.378/.563 off of him)
either he's incredibly unlucky, incredibly unclutch, or he's doing something seriously wrong when runners are on base.
I dunno if this matters, but it might... he has not had a double play turned behind him all year. Zero. That's actually a first for pitchers in the Scoresheet era with >= 150 IP.
   37. God Posted: September 23, 2011 at 04:14 AM (#3933806)
Scouting types always sort of considered Kershaw the Derek Jeter of pitchers in terms of makeup, maturity, and coachability. Maybe that stuff really does make a difference.
   38. Don Lock Posted: September 23, 2011 at 04:02 PM (#3934071)
Adam Dunn and Derrick Lee just aren't good enough to play in the American League. Let Lee stay with Pittsburgh. Maybe the Cubs would like Dunn.

I would be worried if this Pujols guy and Fielder tried to take their weak, free agent NL bats to the American League.

Now, Craig Reynolds switched leagues, even went to the AL East and has had no career drop off at all.
   39. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 23, 2011 at 04:14 PM (#3934085)
I dunno if this matters, but it might... he has not had a double play turned behind him all year. Zero. That's actually a first for pitchers in the Scoresheet era with >= 150 IP.


That's a hell of an interesting statistical artifact.
   40. Daunte Vicknabbit! Posted: September 23, 2011 at 04:45 PM (#3934117)
The guy who I thought got picked far too late in that draft was Scherzer. I got to see him pitch against UF in the Pepsi Classic and he looked absolutely lights out against a team that played in the CWS final the year before. I talked to a Blue Jays scout about who he thought was the best college pitcher and couldn't get a straight answer out of him but expressed my view that it was either Scherzer, Lincecum, or Joba. He seemed to laugh at the Joba selection.

Jed Hoyer was there, presumably scouting someone other than Scherzer (LaPorta?)
   41. The District Attorney Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:14 PM (#3935733)
Postscript: Morrow screwed it up by getting Desmond Jennings, of all people, to ground into a double play. He still has by far the most IP of anyone with 1 GIDP induced in the Retrosheet era.

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