Today we take a look at 4 particular pitchers who has either came up in trade talks, or who is a top prospect in an organization. These pitchers have no more than 9 IP so far in early spring training, and just like the hitters, they are fighting for a job; either at the Major League level or AAA, or AA.
Houston Astros traded for SP Kyle Wieland from Boston. Kyle has a record of 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA. He has started 1 game for the Astros with a total of 8.0 IP. He has allowed 3 H, and 0 ER, while allowing 2 BB and 4 K. He has acquired a WHIP of 0.63.
The Oakland Athletics traded for SP Tom Milone from the Nationals. Tom has a record of 1-0 with a 3.12 ERA. He has started 2 games for the Athletics with a total of 8.2 IP. He has allowed 6 H, and 3 ER, while allowing 1 BB and 7 K. He has acquired a WHIP of 0.81.
Washington Nationals SP Ross Detwiler has a record of 0-1 with a 3.52 ERA. He has not started a game for the Nationals. He has a total of 7.2 IP. He has allowed 6 H, and 3 ER, while allowing 3 BB and 9 K. He has acquired a WHIP of 1.17.
Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran has a record of 0-1 with an 11.00 ERA. He has started 2 games for the Braves with a total of 9.0 IP. He has allowed 14 H, and 11 ER, while allowing 4 BB and 6 K. He has acquired a WHIP of 2.00.
The surprise out of spring training for me is no doubt Julio Teheran. Some predicted Teheran would have a starting job out of spring training, and it does not look like his chances are good, in fact they are decreasing with every pitch. He will lose the 5th starting slot in the rotation to Brandon Beachy, or perhaps Randall Delgado.