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There is a Big Gap in Talent in Morgantown This Year, and Here Are the Reasons Why

Ike Schlabach is one of the best prospects in Morgantown this year, but is more of a lottery ticket who would have trouble cracking the top 50. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
There is a Big Gap in Talent in Morgantown This Year, and Here Are the Reasons Why

The Morgantown Black Bears started their season last night featuring a rehabbing Mitch Keller on the mound, and a rehabbing Michael Suchy in the lineup. With the current look of that team, those guys might be the only guys from Morgantown this year who will ever reach Altoona or higher.

That's a bit of an extreme exaggeration. There are some sleepers on this team, and there are players on the way from the 2017 draft. But it's hard to ignore the massive hole in talent currently on the Morgantown roster. It's to the point where we had to change our approach to the season previews just to accommodate the lack of talent on this team.

Typically we do a top ten prospect list for every level at the start of the year, discussing the ten best prospects who will be at the level, along with a f...

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