Pitching Prospect Tiers for 2022

Pitching Prospect Tiers for 2022

This article is part of our Farm Futures series.

This is Part II of a spin-off of the Rookie Tiers article I write that usually debuts in the baseball magazine. Part I covered the hitting prospect tiers for 2022. With NFBC leagues up and running, I wanted to get these articles out sooner than ever before. With this being for the website and not the magazine, I was able to include essentially every pitcher (94 total) who I think has a decent enough chance of pitching in the majors this season. In the bigger tiers, I found it useful to break up the players by team, so that you can see who each guy might be competing with and compare players in the same organization. I also tried to note any relevant injuries or surgeries these guys dealt with recently that affect how I value them for the 2022 season. Please let me know in the comments if you think I left anyone out — chances are I left them out on purpose or they are no longer prospect eligible, but I'm sure there is at least one or two guys who I accidentally omitted.

Universal Appeal

Shane Baz

Aaron Ashby

Joe Ryan

These are the three pitching prospects who I believe should be rostered in essentially all mixed leagues for 2022. That's not to say that you should target all three at ADP, but they shouldn't go undrafted. Through five completed NFBC drafts, Baz (124), Ashby (242) and Ryan (206) are all going inside the top 250. While

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James Anderson
James Anderson is RotoWire's Lead Prospect Analyst, Assistant Baseball Editor, and co-host of Farm Fridays on Sirius/XM radio and the RotoWire Prospect Podcast.
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