The risk of breaking this into two is that “omissions” are actually “guys who are here in Part Two.” Well, maybe not all of them, but most…
I can’t recall a time when the pitcher pool was so shallow. Look carefully: Aside from Cavalli, who we’re not sure is healthy, there aren’t any starting pitchers without concerns of age or arm trouble until the lowest levels. Most of these guys are relievers.
I’m sure I’ll get some grief about Rutledge and Denaburg, but I feel confident with those selections because I did see them pitch last summer. Both of them have potential, but they’re both turning 24 in 2023 and neither one of them have been to AA without buying a ticket. I just don’t see them getting much farther.
Are both of these proxies for prospect fatigue? Maybe. But the most “notable” notables are Brian Goodwin and Matt Grace, both of whom played their way back into their “regular” categories.