A couple of weeks into the season is now a good time to touch base with some of the pitching prospects down on the farm and see if they are still in line to make an impact on their respective major league teams, or your fantasy team(s) for that matter.  Looking at advanced stats is more helpful than the standard numbers when looking at pitching prospects, given the general lack of solid defense behind them at the minor league level.

International League

Everyone’s heard of the Twins’ Jose Berrios (RHP) but it’s likely that you stopped following him after his up and down season a year ago. In his first two starts at Rochester this season, he’s posted a 0.00 ERA, 0.57 WHIP, 1-0 W-L record, and a 13:1 K:BB ratio in 14 innings.  Even his 1.89 FIP demonstrates just how nasty his stuff can be. It’s only a matter of time before the 22-year-old figures out major league hitters too, which would be a welcomed relief for the pitching-deprived Twins who hope Berrios can be the ace of...

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