The Cardinals have released hard-throwing reliever Francisco Samuel per Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
#Cardinals have released hard-throwing righty Francisco Samuel. The reliever reached Class AAA; had velocity, lacked command. #stlcards
More after the jump.
With a career BB/9 of 8.6, Samuel was never going to go places until he figured out how to throw strikes reliably and after 6 seasons, the 25 year old has been released. Samuel also got a lot of strikeouts, which intrigued a lot of people with his 11.4 K/9, but without the ability to throw strikes, he never was going to see the majors.
Always threw hard, had little idea where it was going.