It’s probably been about five years since the Nats have been this low on starting pitching in the minors. After Cade Cavalli, it’s a struggle to name a true-blue starter that wasn’t acquired this past June or July or still has to register for Selective Service.
For your reference, here are the preliminary 2023 watchlist pitchers.
Like the bats, you can send your Top 10 list to enfieldmass-top10arms[at]yahoo[dot]com (link will open your preferred email client) or post them in the comments.
Once we have enough votes (or on Monday morning), I’ll weigh them in reverse order (#1 = 10 points, #2 = 9 points … #9 = 2 points, #10 = 1 point) and post the results, along with my comments and snark.
Like five years ago, I suspect we’ll have a consensus on the first two or three pitchers, then it’ll be a free-for-all, especially since there are so many relievers and swingmen from which to choose.