This article is part of our Mound Musings series.
We're getting closer, and with players reporting to "spring" training as I type, I am hoping to be able to dive headlong into analysis and evaluation of pitchers. That said, there are some odds and ends to address, and that calls for another Musings' edition of Life, the Universe and Everything, while we all try to continue to answer the ultimate question(s). As we hopefully get up to speed for the 2020 season, I thought it might be a good time to review some of the more recent events that teams, both major league and fantasy, are having to deal with.
60-man Roster Construction: Teams have built their 60-man rosters for the upcoming season, and just glancing at the lists, it appears they are, for the most part, setting up their playing nucleus, while supporting the developmental timeline of top prospects who are closest to major league ready.
Not exclusively, of course, but virtually all of the top-rated pitchers who would be at the Double-A or Triple-A level are included on team's 60-man rosters. That's not surprising. It has long been expected, but earlier this week, cancellation of the minor league season was made official. That means there is no other viable place to continue developing the best prospects in your organization unless they are in the active player pool.
With just 60 players, there are significantly fewer available spots than a team would have available across their major league and upper minor league rosters. It appears the most likely