Originally written on Fox Sports San Diego  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Summary: Heading into the season, the Missions looked to sport one of the minors' best rotations. By mid-May, Casey Kelly, Robbie Erlin and Juan Oramas were all on the shelf, Keyvius Sampson was struggling, and the team was in a world of hurt. The Missions finished last in the division in the first half then, after surging in July, faded down the stretch and posted just a 60-80 overall record. Even by minor league standards, having 17 different pitchers start at least one game is unusual. Overview: We used a simple formula for the awards. A player is eligible wherever he appeared most. For the top prospect, we took into account not just what the player did this year, but his age and potential impact in the major leagues. Level: The jump to Double-A is the biggest hurdle in minor league baseball. Pitchers at this level generally can go to multiple pitches in any count, and having good command is just table stakes, not a guaranteed winning hand. The Texas League is generally neu...
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