2019 MLB Prospect Report: Depth of Arms
Matt Selz does a deep dive in the depth of arms coming up in the second half of the MLB season or might be trade chips for deadline deals.
It’s the point in the season where you see some of the pitching prospects in the game start to make their way to the majors. With that in mind, it’s time to do some deeper dives into a few that are making some buzz and some that were mentioned in this week’s MLB Podcast that is out now.
Jesús Luzardo , LHP OAK – Luzardo is one of the top left-handed pitching prospects in baseball and is expected to make his next start at Triple-A Las Vegas after making his first rehab start at High-A Stockton as he works back from a shoulder strain he sustained in spring training. Luzardo should be up fairly soon in the second half if all goes well at Triple-A. The fastball is the standout pitch for the southpaw as it sits in the mid-90s and touches 98 frequently with a lot of sink and command to both sides of the dish. That sink and command causes a lot of swings and misses or ground balls if contact is made and he backs that pitch up with a sinking, fading changeup that is thrown with great...