Young pitchers with elite stuff and command are poised to break out in the upcoming baseball season. Analysis of previous breakouts shows that successful pitchers under 25 exhibited superior stuff and command, as indicated by Stuff+ and Location+ metrics. Notably, command of fastballs and sliders emerged as a common trait among breakout pitchers. The list of promising young starters includes Hunter Greene, Bryce Miller, Taj Bradley, Hunter Brown, and Brandon Pfaadt, each showcasing the potential for significant improvement in the upcoming season.

By the Numbers
  • 55 pitcher seasons with good results (SIERA under four) and 50 innings
  • 60 pitcher seasons with poor results (SIERA over 4.5)
State of Play
  • Analysis indicates a strong correlation between elite stuff, command, and pitching success for young starters
  • Potential breakout candidates for the upcoming season identified based on their performance and projected ERA
What's Next

Expectations are high for these young pitchers to make significant strides in the upcoming season and potentially emerge as top performers in the league.

Bottom Line

The upcoming MLB season holds promise for young pitchers with exceptional stuff and command, setting the stage for potential breakout performances and significant contributions to their teams.