In Major League Baseball, scouts for each team scour the world far and wide for that one special pitcher who can throw bullets at opposing hitters. The ability to blow batters away is an art form, and to do it with consistency is a rare find indeed.
Each team has pitchers in their farm systems waiting for their one big chance at stardom, and they believe they have the “right stuff” to get them to their desired place in life—the starting rotation for a major league ballclub.
However, it’s the blazing fastball that is the money shot, so to speak, and if a prospect has the right cheese—and can command the cheese with precision—their ticket to the majors will be punched that much faster.
In our two-part series, we will look at the top power-pitching prospects today for the first 15 MLB teams listed alphabetically from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
On Thursday, we will preview power-pitching prospects for the Milwaukee Brewers through the Washington Nationals.