What’s the old adage? Pitching wins championships? It’s also one of the hardest talents to gauge in the minor leagues.
For every Clayton Kershaw that follows the path expected of him, there are a handful of pitching prospects who don’t. Mark Appel, Lucas Giolito and countless others have struggled to become the pitcher that they should be.
That said, there’s also a diamond in the rough hiding somewhere. They are the Jacob deGrom’s of the baseball world, if you will. Here’s a look at three pitching prospects who broke out in 2017.
Luiz Gohara, LHP, Atlanta Braves
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