birdwatcher55 wrote:One scout questions whether he can hit ... a plus plus fastball
Who can? If a pitcher can throw faster than 96 or so in the zone with movement they can be un hitable.
Cespedes will be a test case for quality scouting. The real evaluation is whether he has the bat speed to make the adjustment to ML quality pitching as well as the batting eye and patience to wait for a pitch he can square up on. If your scouts say yes then you invest the money.