Position players....check. We're rolling out the SP nominees for the 2020 SP Pre-Season All-Star Team. Please remember to cast your vote for the four starting pitchers in the Red Sox minor league system that you believe will have the best 2020 seasons. The idea is to vote for the players you predict will perform the best on the field, not who you consider to be the best prospects. Each player is only eligible at either SP or RP and thus will not appear on multiple polls.
This poll will close on Sunday May 10th @ noon ET.
Post by Chris Hatfield on May 7, 2020 15:22:31 GMT -5
14 voters, 16 guys have received votes. That's kind of incredible. Compare to the outfield, where there were 40 voters and just 10 guys received votes.
This is a deep position now. Maybe doesn't have any blue-chippers (maybe Mata is close to being a tier below that, and I think he gets underappreciated nationally), but there are a ton of intriguing guys in A-ball and below who could pop up.
"We really don't need the whole commercial break/warm-up routine every time a new reliever comes into the game. It certainly made sense in 1884 when they only switched pitchers when the starter was attacked by pickaxe or caught consumption, and no reliever was warming up because he was busy gambling and drinking." - JD