Quote Originally Posted by nemesis View Post
I find it odd that they would demote Tuttle vs Promoting Smith. It's not like Bakersfield has 5 capible starters.
Tuttle is suspended for a (recreational) drug violation. I'd argue that Bakersfield has five capable starters, but the best ones are pitching like middle-of-the-rotation starters for the most part. Teams tend to avoid sending their best pitching prospects to the California League, which might help explain why you see lesser prospects there aside from J.C. Sulbaran.