You don’t usually see a lot of promotions in the first two months of the season. So far this year we’ve seen a few relief pitchers promoted up a level, but none of the top prospects moving up through the system. In the past, a lot of the promotions start in June, not long after the short-season leagues begin. Looking over the rosters, here is one player from each team who should be a candidate for a promotion to the next level by the end of June, assuming they continue their recent success.
Rudy Owens, LHP, Indianapolis Indians - When it comes to Triple-A, promotions aren’t solely based on performance. You also need an open spot in the majors. The Pirates have seen great pitching this year, which is holding