With the trades that have already taken place this week, as well as those expected to go down next week during MLB’s Winter Meetings, it’s easy to forget there’s actually meaningful baseball still being played.
Many of baseball’s top prospects once again are represented in the various international winter leagues this year as they look to get a head start on the 2014 season. But given the time of year and obvious concerns about pitchers’ workloads, a majority of the big-name prospects playing winter ball are hitters. At the same time, it’s not as though the leagues are completely devoid of promising arms.
So, here’s a look at five pitching prospects tearing it up in the offseason winter leagues.