Originally Posted by texasdave
This was posted in the thread for #1 prospect.
Jordan Smith had 42IP. Does it have something to do with number of days on a big league roster? Just curious.
Yes, there is also a 'time served' clause. Generally we don't end up needing to use it, but it does exist. It is 45 days on the active MLB roster (non September). That disqualifies Smith. As I noted, it isn't often that rule is invoked, but that also would disqualify one as Smith is not eligible for the 2011 MLB ROY awards.