My name is Chris Volstad. I am a young pitcher.
Subjectively, of all the things you look for in a young pitcher at the short-season levels, which is most important? Velocity? Movement? Command? Physical projectability? Intelligence? Confidence? Obviously you have to consider all of these things, but which ones are MOST important?
Objectively, of all the statistics and numbers you look for in a young pitcher at the short-season levels, which is most important? K/BB? K/IP? H/IP? Home run rates? BABIP? GB/FB ratio? Again, obviously you have to consider everything at some point, but is there a number you look at FIRST or that takes precedence over others?