Found January 19, 2012 on
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
Young pitching is always in demand in the MLB. Young studs Mat Latos, Trevor Cahill, Michael Pineda, and Gio Gonzalez were all dealt this offseason for top 100 prospects. It's a known fact that teams are in love with cost-controlled, successful MLB pitchers, and they're not hesitating to give up young, unproven players for them, often in large quantities. Here's a list of ten young pitchers (think, "under 25") that didn't get dealt this offseason that are poised for huge 2012 campaigns in the majors.
1. Matt Moore, Rays. The 22 year old Moore is the top pitching prospect in all of baseball, and that distinction is warranted after his fanastic 2011 campaign. In AA Montgomery, he struck out 131 and walked 28 in 102 1/3 innings, posting a 2.20 ERA in the process. He was promoted to AAA Durham at the end of July, and threw 52 2/3 innings there, with 79 strikeouts, 18 walks, and an even better 1.37 ERA. That earned him a promotion to Tampa Bay to close out the s...
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