Top pitching prospects Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon are both off to strong starts in high-A Bradenton. After Sunday's start, Cole has a 3.54 ERA in 28 innings during his first professional season, with a 34:10 K/BB ratio. He has struck out at least a batter an inning in each of his six starts on the year.
Taillon's numbers have been more impressive, with a 1.76 ERA in 30.2 innings, along with a 33:6 K/BB ratio. The 2010 first round pick has pitched six innings in each of his last two starts, and has been dominating hitters, with a .171 BAA on the season.
"They’re pounding the strike zone. They’ve used their stuff well," Neal Huntington said. "Two reasons why you have pitch counts: One is to protect and grow and develop and build up for a marathon. And the other is to teach them a...
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