2022 Rookie Pitchers with a BABS lens

by Curt Brooks

What Mike Trout’s 2012 rookie season is to hitters, Jose Fernandez’s 2013 rookie season is to pitchers. However, it is critical to know that pitchers typically take longer to develop than hitters and are harder to predict. For instance, one needs to look no further than Jacob deGrom, who took an additional four years from his 2014 ROY season to mature to his current Cy Young level of greatness. The bottom line is that one must be patient with young arms.

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