Mound Musings: Looking to the Future
Mound Musings: Looking to the Future

This article is part of our Mound Musings series.

Last Sunday, as it always is, was one of the highlights of my season. The Futures Game is a showcase of exceptional talent, both in the batter's box and on the mound. I mean, where else can you see so many quality young arms, on their way up, and all pitching in the same place, and on the same day? Admittedly, it's a little disappointing that they typically only throw one inning, but there are a lot of things to watch for.

It was yet another interesting Futures Game. Overall, I really thought the arms were outstanding, but what I was most concerned with was the trend toward rushing the best arms to the top level in the game. For the most part, the raw ability was clearly on display, but the most advanced pitchers have already spent some time in the major leagues. I think many of the pitchers featured in this year's Futures Game will be impact players – someday – but I doubt we will see many of them this year.

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Brad Johnson
For more than 25 years, pitching guru Brad "Bogfella" Johnson has provided insightful evaluation and analysis of pitchers to a wide variety of fantasy baseball websites, webcasts and radio broadcasts. He joined RotoWire in 2011 with his popular Bogfella's Notebook.
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