I’m a little busy at the moment but cariocacardinal made a comment a few weeks ago about being more interested in, shall we say, less prominent starters. The hidden gems, if you will.
After the jump you’ll find a list of current/recent starting pitchers who have K:BB ratios of 2:1 or better. That’s something of a minimum threshold for a starting pitcher in my mind. If they don’t meet that criteria, something isn’t working. I’m only considering prospects at their current level, which admittedly penalizes some pitchers who advanced during the season.
Brandon Dickson – 114/32 – 3.56K/BB
Nick Additon – 68/33 – 2.06K/BB
Under 2 – Adam Ottavino, Maikel Cleto, Brian Broderick
Shelby Miller – 71/27 – 2.63K/BB
Joe Kelly – 43/21 – 2.05K/BB
Deryk Hooker – 28/14 – 2.00K/BB
Under 2 – Michael Blazek, John Gast, Kevin Thomas, Ar
Tyler Lyons – 68/26 – 2.61K/BB
Richard Castillo – 44/18 – 2.44K/BB
Eric Fornataro – 108/46 – 2.34K/BB
Under 2 – Carlos Martinez, Kevin Siegrist
Ryan Copeland – 73/12 – 6.08K/BB
Boone Whiting – 113/20 – 5.65K/BB
Trevor Rosenthal – 122/35 – 3.49K/BB
Under 2 – Anthony Ferrara, Zach Russell, Seth Blair
This isn’t intended to be definitive. Just a look at some of the pitchers doing well in the system right now. Tyler Lyons was a name that jumped out at me. I didn’t realize he was pitching that well at Palm Beach.