So far we've looked at the infielders and outfielders who could be playing in West Virginia during the 2011 season. Today we'll look at the starting pitchers who could potentially be in West Virginia this year. Figuring out the starting rotation in West Virginia could be tricky. The Pirates have a ton of possibilities from the drafts over the last few years. There's the 2009 prep pitchers, the prep pitchers at the top of the 2010 draft, college pitchers from both years, guys who profile long term as relievers, but who could get innings to maximize their playing time, and guys who don't profile as the best options long term, but have put up strong numbers in their careers so far. Let's try to sort through the mess:
The 2009 Prep Pitchers
Von Rosenberg should lead the West Virginia rotation in 2011.
The Pirates went over slot on a lot of prep pitchers in the 2009 draft class, landing five talented pitchers in Zack Von Rosenberg, Colton Cain, Zack Dodson, Trent Stevenson, an...
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