Rookie Starting Pitcher Draft

What rookies do Chad and Pete think stand out the most?

Keep or Kut – Pete (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad (@chadyoung) conducted a mock draft of the current pool of rookie starting pitchers. The rules were simple: they had to be a starting pitcher and they had to be a rookie, having already made their MLB debut.

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8:05 – Chad starts his draft by making Taj Bradley the 1.01

14:06 – Pete took Eury Pérez with his first pick, favoring him among all rookie starting pitchers

19:22Hunter Brown goes third overall to Pete, and both he and Chad agree that Brown could be the best bet to have a solid second-half out of all of these pitchers

24:14Andrew Abbott to Chad, who is a big fan of the young Red

30:57 – Pete and Chad both still have faith in Grayson Rodriguez despite his shaky start to his MLB career. Pete connects this pick to one of this next picks: Shane Baz

38:35 – Speaking of shaky starts, Pete grabbed Gavin Williams with his next selection

43:30 – The run on Guardians continues with Chad snagging Tanner Bibee

47:10Bryce Miller and his excessive fastball usage go to Chad

51:50 – And now for a run on Millers! Pete grabs Mason Miller, a risky pick

58:11Kodai Senga was Pete’s “safe” pick to end his draft

1:02:00 – The last pick of the draft is Chad’s, and he took Bryan Woo


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Pete Ball is a graduate of Emmanuel College and a die-hard Red Sox fan. Most of his work for Pitcher List can be heard, not read, on the Keep or Kut Podcast. Download and listen to hear his undying love for Tanner Houck.

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