Re: 2013 Baseball America Reds Top 10
Pitchers today are staying healthier than ever before. When they do get hurt, they are able to come back healthier than ever before.
They are still riskier because of the injury risk, but like I have been saying for 5 years or so, in 10 years when we can look back at 2000-2010, when compared to the pitching prospects of the decade before them, the success rate is going to be MUCH higher. Young arms used to be flat out abused in the minor leagues, particularly high school arms. That isn't the case anymore. We are seeing the benefits from it in the Majors today.