Monday, March 9, 2009

TPC 2009 Top Pitching Prospects: 16-20

With the top 10 hitters for 2009 out of the way, it's time to move on to pitching. I've decided to go with a count down style, so today we're looking at numbers 16 through 20.

Without further ado, here they are...

Of the 5 on this list, I think Rhee could be the biggest surprise.  He's very talented and very much under the radar right now.  Betances has some things to work on, as does Gonzalez, while Helickson just needs a bit more time.  I really wanted to put Bowden higher, but the pitching talent in the minors is very deep right now, and there's always next year if he dominates AAA ball.    

Tomorrow we'll look at numbers 11 to 15.
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James said...

What do you think after seeing this clip? Easy and fluid delivery... can't wait to see his max effort

Adam G said...

Hey James, shouldn't you be studying?! J/K. Yeah, looks nice and smooth. Not much to go by, but Ynoa is supposed to be something like 6'7", and it looks like he moves very well for his size. I trust the A's knew what they were getting into when they signed him, but I'm going to wait for some real stats before I get sucked in.