Friday, July 16, 2010
Was at the Futures Game on Sunday. Probably the most disappointing performance was by Padres prospect Simon Castro. Nothing added up. Castro is a big and strong right-hander who used to throw in the low 90s. Sunday, he was hunched over and slinging fastballs at 86-90 mph. No life, no accuracy. Flat plane, said the scouts. Padres tell me he's healthy. Yeah, it's only one game, but it wasn't the first impression the Padres and Castro wanted to make with such a big audience.