Number 3: Riley Pint
Riley Pint is the only active guy on this list but he hasn’t had many breaks since the Rockies drafted him.
Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus both had Pint as their 46th best prospect entering the 2017 season but in the past three seasons, he has fallen off of a cliff.
The Rockies drafted him out of high school with the 4th overall pick in the 2016 draft. Since then, he has struggled with numerous injuries and when he has been on the mound, he has not been good.
His career minor league stats look like this: 3-20 record, 5.71 ERA, 58 games (40 starts), 156 IP, 124 BB, 1.80 WHIP.
His strikeout rate has gotten better with each year but somehow, his walk rate goes even higher. From 2016 through 2019, it went from 5.6 to 5.7 to 11.9 to 15.8 per nine innings. Over the last two seasons, though, he has only pitched in 26 innings.
He’s only 22 so he still has time to come back but on his current pace, this list will have a new number one in a few years.