Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/17/13
If there is one thing the Mets have going for them it is the very exciting crop of young pitchers in their farm system. It seems that the strategy going forward is to stockpile as many promising young pitchers as they possibly can. The question is whether or not this is a smart move and there are a number of reasons why one would question whether this is a smart move. Nothing excites Mets fans more than thinking about Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero and Zack Wheeler joining Matt Harvey in the rotation in the coming years. But the truth is, as Matt Harvey has shown this year, your ace can be lost for an entire season in the blink of an eye. In fact, a study conducted during 2010 found that pitchers are 34% more likely to hit the disabled list than a position player, and pitchers also spend more time on the disabled list (62.4% of the time versus 37.6% for position players).   Having your system stockpiled with exciting pitchers but lacking in impact bats creates a problem for teams ...
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