Back in spring training, I pointed out how the Pittsburgh Pirates had legit pitching prospects for every spot in their full season minor league rotations. By "legit pitching prospects", I mean guys who have some sort of shot of reaching the majors -- whether that's as a starter, reliever, or just a depth option. Since the spring, a lot has changed. Clay Holmes and Jameson Taillon had Tommy John surgery. Luis Heredia is currently out with a shoulder injury. There are other injuries or promotions which have led to organizational guys in the rotation.

Each month we announce a Pitcher of the Month award, and this year we'll be focusing on the top pitcher at each level. While doing the early prep for that, I noticed that it would be a tough decision. It didn't take long to figure out who the...

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