We’ve said it about a billion times around here, but it is worth repeating about a billion more: pitchers are the riskiest prospects to develop. There are so many things that can â?¦ and frequently do â?¦ go wrong, and so many minor injuries to not-the-arm that can throw off the mechanics of the delivery, and the margin for error is so vanishingly small, that banking on any pitching prospect to any significant degree is a gamble.
I would not go so far, as some do, as to posit that ‘there is no such thing as a pitching prospect’. That’s a significant overstatement. But they are risky. Very risky.
As we saw last night.
Dylan Cease, the Cubs best pitching prospect (and Number 3 on the Top 40) left his start for South Bend last night after an apparent injury, likely to his ankle. Whether or not he’ll need to miss time remains to be seen, but he did send his own take on the injury to Mark Gonzales:
Cubs fans can relax. Just got a text message from Dylan …
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