Inside Pitch: Kyle Allen was taken right out of high school, but comes in with the good fastball and good changeup. What are your thoughts on a young kid who comes in displays this sort of talent?
Waits: If there is anybody who doesn’t know this kid, then he is a sleeper. Now if you know him, you wouldn’t look at him as a sleeper because this is one of the most polished high school kids to come out of the draft that I’ve seen in a long time. What I mean by that is that he has good delivery, good fastball command and confidence with that fastball. He’s a fastball pitcher with a good breaking ball and a real good changeup which is probably his best pitch and you don’t se that coming out of high school.
Some of the things he had to deal with is the emotional part of the game because he’s such a competitor that sometimes he goes over the top and it causes him to leave the ball up in the zone a little bit. Sometimes he just tries too hard and that is something he really worked with and got so much better at throughout the year. I didn’t see him pitch any games during the season because I was in Triple-A at the time, but I was with him in the Instructional League and again, this kid has a great makeup and has the pitches to take him a long way.