Peter Gammons' recently posted ten key questions left to answer this spring. None of them involved the NL West, so I won't waste your time. (Unsurprisingly, #1 was about the Yankees (rotation), and #2 was about the Red Sox (rotation). Thanks, Peter, for such a national perspective!)
Buried in his bullet points was this note from an anonymous scout:
One scout had Dodger rookie reliever Jonathan Meloan with a 7 curveball (on a 2-to-8 scale).
I'm glad Meloan was rated 7 out of 8. But can someone explain to me why baseball scouts would use such a wacky scale in the first place?