While we wait for Cole Henry to recover from Thoracic Outlet surgery, what do his skills tell us await Nationals fans in the future?
Category Archives: Pitcher
Victor Lizarraga, RHP, SD
What were you doing at age 18? Victor Lizarraga was facing batters four years his senior. How’d he do?
Darius Vines, RHP, ATL
He’s succeeding at the highest minor league levels. What’s next for Darius Vines?
Jackson Wolf, LHP, SD
Sometimes it all comes together. Sometimes the command needs work. Meet Jackson Wolf.
Max Meyer, RHP, MIA
Tommy John Surgery has pushed back Max Meyer’s debut to probably 2024. What can we expect when he does return?
Andrew Painter, RHP, PHI
This is me telling you to trade for Andrew Painter as soon as y– oh, never mind, it’s too late.
Jared Shuster, LHP, ATL
Have you ever tried to submerge a cork in water? Meet Jared Shuster.
Royber Salinas, RHP, OAK
Another part of that Sean Murphy trade, Royber Salinas does something that astonishes me.
Kyle Muller, LHP, OAK
One of the players coming back to Oakland in the Sean Murphy deal, Kyle Muller is a pretty good prospect.
AJ Smith-Shawver, RHP, ATL
When you have a pitcher who walks too many, but scouts drool over, what gives? Meet AJ Smith-Shawver.
Eury Pérez, RHP, MIA
Meet the next big (and I mean big) pitching prospect for the Marlins: Eury Pérez.
Cody Morris, RHP, CLE
Cody Morris started five games for the Guardians in September, 2022 with middling results. Is he a middling pitcher?
Evan Reifert, RHP, TAM
Let’s do something a bit different and examine a reliever instead of a starter. The scouts just checked out, but we are still looking at Evan Reifert.
Levi Stoudt, RHP, CIN
A pitcher the Reds acquired from Seattle as part of the Luis Castillo deal, what do we know about Levi Stoudt?
Noah Cameron, LHP, KC
When a minor league prospect is ignored by the industry, what should we do? Meet Noah Cameron.
Ryne Nelson *, RHP, ARI
With the news that Ryne Nelson will start for the Diamondbacks on Monday, let’s see who the team is getting.
Nick Swiney, LHP, SF
What do you do if you don’t have velocity on your fastball? You do what Nick Swiney does.
Cade Povich, LHP, BAL
This past week I posted a Twitter poll asking who my followers would prefer long term: Mason Black or Cade Povich. The results were clear: Let’s see why the results were so clear.
Mason Black, RHP, SF
Mason Black was a 3rd-rounder in 2021 who got off to a hot start in 2022. How’s he done since?
Robinson Pina, RHP, LAA
It’s not how you do the first time at a level, but how you do when you repeat a level that counts. Meet Robinson Pina.
Nick Frasso, RHP, TOR
When are minor league numbers not to be fully relied upon? When the skills behind the numbers give scouts pause. Meet Nick Frasso.
Griff McGarry, RHP, PHI
A reader tipped me off to Griff McGarry, and I said he walks too many. He insisted I look again, and I again said he walks too many. He told me to take another look, I did so, and I discovered something interesting…
Taylor Dollard, RHP, SEA
When it comes to minor league pitchers, it’s important to set our expectations correctly. Meet Taylor Dollard.
Braden Olthoff, RHP, LAA
Braden Olthoff pitched so well at High-A he was already bumped up to Double-A. Uh, about that start…
Josh Winckowski *, RHP, BOS
Rumor has it that Josh Winckowski will make his major league debut on Sunday, May 29 for a Red Sox double header. Just who is he? Glad you asked…