Mound Musings: The Kids on Parade Watch List for 2019
Mound Musings: The Kids on Parade Watch List for 2019

This article is part of our Mound Musings series.

Here we go. This is the column I look forward to the most every season. As regular readers are probably aware, I play almost exclusively in keeper and dynasty leagues. And, not surprisingly, there is a huge benefit in identifying and acquiring excellent pitching talent just before they arrive in the major leagues. If a young pitcher is going to turn into the next Blake Snell, value shopping dictates you want him on your roster before your league opponents realize he's a star on the rise.

The problem is, this list is actually getting more difficult to maintain. There are still plenty of young arms with high ceilings, but it seems like more and more of the blue-chippers are being called to the majors before they have had time to tip off that high upside in the minors.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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