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Discussion Question: Two Pitching Prospects

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Discussion Question:

Without looking up who these guys are, which of these prospects do you think is better?

Prospect A: Right-handed pitcher, 6-2, 205 pounds, 23 years old, reached Triple-A late last year, career minor league 1.70 ERA with 8.4 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, 8.5 H/9 in 138 innings, 52.4% career ground ball percentage, 2.90 career minor league FIP, 90-94 MPH sinker, impressive-if-erratic slider, working on changeup, good level of athleticism, no history of injury.

Prospect B: Right-handed pitcher, 6-1, 190 pounds, 22 years old, highest level Double-A, career minor league 3.71 ERA with 7.6 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, 8.1 H/9 in 268 innings, 45.6% career ground ball percentage, 3.44 career minor league FIP, 89-93 MPH fastball that can hit 94 at times, strong curveball, working on changeup, better overall athlete than Prospect A, significant injury history.

You can guess/discuss who they are in the thread, but answer the poll question before reading the thread and try to base your answer only on the information presented.