With the Minor League Baseball season now underway, prospect hounds will finally have a chance to observe the game’s top pitching prospects on a regular basis.
At the top of everyone’s “get” list is Dylan Bundy, and with good reason. After opening the 2013 season at Low-A Delmarva, the now-20-year-old right-hander enjoyed a meteoric rise through the Orioles’ system, which concluded with two appearances out of the major league bullpen in September.
While a strong case can be made that Bundy’s mature arsenal is the most advanced among his peers, it may come as a surprise that none of his individual pitches rank atop their respective category.
So, as means of identifying the top pitches—fastball, curveball, slider, changeup and other—in the minor leagues, I decided to design an ideal pitching prospect based upon my personal preferences.