Top 10 Left Handed Pitching Prospects

Top 10 Left Handed Pitching Prospects

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Rank/Overall Name Team
1/14 Julio Urias Los Angeles (NL)
Julio Urias Rookie Card: 2013 Bowman
Mature, Composed and knows how to pitch. Hands-down one of the most impressive pitchers in all of baseball. Urias dominated the CAL League as the youngest pitcher in the league and is expected to debut in Double-A in 2015 at a ripe ole age of 18. Former Dodgers Scouting Director Logan White thinks he’s “got the ability to pitch in the big leagues at 18”
2/18 Andrew Heaney Los Angeles (AL)
Andrew Heaney Rookie Card: 2012 Bowman
The guys who was traded twice in the same day in December of 2014 ended up being a member of the Los Angeles Angels in the deal that sent Howie Kendrick to the Dodgers. Heaney made his MLB debut last season with the Marlins just two years after being drafted. Arguably one of the smartest pitching prospects in baseball Heaney’s control, composure, wipe-out slider and 90-95 MPH fastball makes him one of the top pitching prospects in the game.
3/19 Carlos Rodon Chicago (AL)
Carlos Rodon Rookie Card: 2014 Bowman
The White Sox wasted no time picking Rodon with their #1 selection (#3 overall) in the 2014 draft. Rodon is an advanced pitching prospect making it to Triple-A in his first season. His fastball/slider is major league ready and his changeup (though a work in progress) is not far behind the others. Coming in a 6′ 3″ & 235LBS he’s got the body to be a solid work-horse starter in the bigs. 2015 is the year Sox fans will see Rodon in the Bigs.
4/20 Henry Owens Boston
Henry Owens Rookie Card: 2013 Bowman
Standing in at 6′ 6″, Owens is a physically intimidating figure. Working in the 90-93 MPH range on his fastball and 72-74MPH curve, and a plus change-up with a very loose delivery. He has improved his control each step in the minors while increasing his K’s. Pounds the strike zone, piles up strikeouts and works quickly. What’s not to like about Owens? Projects as a #3 for the Red Sox and should debut in 2015.
5/25 Daniel Norris Toronto
Daniel Norris Rookie Card: 2012 Bowman
Norris ironed out some mechanics issues in 2013 which quickly propelled him as a rising star and top pitching prospect in the Blue Jays system. Norris has quality stuff, low 90’s fastball, his curve is a plus-pitch and his changeup is is a tick below. His command is the area scouts seeing the most improvement needed in Norris. Norris pitched at three different levels in 2014 and 2015 should start in Triple-A and will be a mid-season callup if all goes well.
6/66 Kyle Freeland Colorado
Kyle Freeland Rookie Card: 2014 Bowman
Colorado Rockies have started to pile up on young impressive pitchers. Jon Gray, Eddie Butler and Freeland are trio of stud pitchers the Rockies have drafted in the first round over the last few years. Freeland stock rose quickly after positive performances in the Cape Cod League and continued to dominate at Evansville. He was drafted 8th overall in 2014 and posted video game like numbers in his short stint in the minors 33K’s, 6BB with a 1.15ERA over 10 starts. A 93-95MPH fastball and a knock-out slider is Freeland’s calling card.
7/67 Sean Manaea Kansas City
Sean Manaea Rookie Card: 2013 Bowman
Following recovery from a torn labrum (hip injury), Manaea pitched a solid full season in HIGH-A Wilmington in 2014. Despite the questions about his physical stability, he pitched extremely well. Royals brass put his innings limit at 150 and he ended up at 121.1 in 2014. Manaea sits around 92-94 MPH fastball and a slider that’s a work in progress. In a 6’5″ 235LBS, Manaea has the toughness and the grit to be a solid #3 starter in the bigs.
8/68 Max Fried Atlanta
Max Fried Rookie Card: 2012 Bowman
Fried became a member of the Braves as the centerpiece in the deal that sent Justin Upton to the Padres. Listed at 185lbs and 6’4″ Fried offers a very easy delivery, low 90s fastball, and a very good curveball. He’s not in the same class as Rodon but Fried is a solid prospect that is a few years away after blowing out his elbow and having to endure tommy john surgery during the 2014 season. He is expected to miss all of the 2015 season.
9/83 Sean Newcomb Los Angeles (AL)
Sean Newcomb Rookie Card: 2014 Bowman
It’s hard to believe the Angels had not had a first-round pick since 2011. They certainly did not waste this pick selecting Newcomb with their 15th overall selection in 2014. The Angels front office put a 30 innings limit on Newcomb during the 2014 season. He got beat up a little until his last outing of the season. 10K’s & 2 hits over 4 innings with less than 60 pitches thrown. Holy Sh*& that’s eye-popping. 97+ fastball, an improving slider and changeup. Angels fans a chomping at the bit to see what they truly have got with this stud prospect.
10/94 Rob Kaminsky St. Louis
Rob Kaminsky Rookie Card: 2013 Bowman
Cardinals picked Kaminsky 28th overall in the 2013 draft as one of the top high school pitchers in the draft. A 92-94 MPH fastball and a hard breaking ball that some scouts called “the best high school curve in the country” as well as an above-average baseball IQ for a teenager all together makes Kaminsky a very intriguing prospect. Learning to command his fastball and trust his breaking pitches will take time to develop and the Cardinals are happy to do just that.
11/99 Marco Gonzalez St. Louis
Marco Gonzalez Rookie Card: 2013 Bowman
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