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March 5, 2014

Get to Know

Relief Pitcher Prospects

by Ben Carsley


Nope. I'm not doing it. I'm not dignifying the reliever position with an introduction.

To warrant inclusion here, every pitcher has to a) project to have at least eighth-inning upside, b) project to reach the majors by 2015, and c) project to have a huge impact in either strikeouts or WHIP.

Now, as we know, just about every starter could move to the bullpen, see their stuff play up and, voila, project as a high-leverage reliever! But that would make for a lame primer. Instead, I will cover only prospects who are frequently mentioned as (not necessarily who I personally believe will become) candidates to need a move to the bullpen in short order. Except for Yordano Ventura, because I'm convinced he's a starter.

I will also cover stupid reliever-only prospects, because despite my rugged Internet exterior, deep down, I care about you.

Let's get to it.

SP PROSPECTS WHO COULD MOVE TO THE BULLPEN

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