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Prospect Trends — Mid-Season Edition, Part 2

Prospect Trends — Mid-Season Edition, Part 2

McPherson: System's best first-half pitcher?

Check out Part One of the Mid-Season Prospect Trends Here

Part 2 covers the pitchers whose prospect status has taken a step forward or backward in the first half of the season.  Pitching was the area that held most of the farm system’s highest hopes, but the news so far hasn’t been especially good for quite a few of the top hopefuls, especially at the upper levels.  Fortunately, some of the top pitchers in the system are just getting underway at State College and in the Gulf Coast League, while others have more or less performed as expected at West Virginia.

THE GOOD

Tony Watson, LHP (MLB): Last year, Watson’s shift to the bullpen was a complete success, earning him a 40-man roster spot.  He figured to spend most or all of this ...

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