1985 scouting report of then Chicago Cubs prospect Greg Maddux said the Hall of Famer was "not strong enough to be a starter."
A scouting report from 1985 of recently inducted Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux says the pitcher is "not strong enough to be a starter."
Greg Maddux's scouting report from 1985: "Not strong enough to be a starter." pic.twitter.com/ae9h9HjaOe— Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) July 28, 2014
The report comes from former MLB player and current minor league manager Duffy Dyer, who also pointed out that Maddux was "small" and "did not pitch good last 1/3rd of season" for the Cubs class-A affiliate Peoria Chiefs.
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In Dyer's defense he does point out Maddux's plus control and fastball and earmarks him as a major league talent, a designation he does not give fellow Cubs prospect Rafael Palmeiro.