MLB: Rockies first-round prospect pitcher regrets it and comes out of retirement

The right-handed pitcher Riley Pint he was a highly promoted young man dealing with control issues. Selected by the Colorado Rockies With the fourth overall pick in the 2016 draft, Pint eventually made Baseball America’s Top 100 list at No. 46 in 2017.

But from that point on, its shares continued to fall due to the aforementioned control issues. In 2021, he pitched 10 2/3 innings at High-A with an incredible 34.7% strikeout rate, but inflated 20.4% walk rate:

That’s a small sample, of course, but largely indicative of his work in the minors. Pint retired in June of last year, but has not retired now, as reported by reporter Thomas Harding. Rockies Director of Player Development Chris Forbesit says:

Everyone is in their own time frame. I always love to see the child. He is a fantastic boy. I’m glad to see him back.”

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The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Pint just turned 24 in November, which means he has plenty of time to rebuild his in-game stock if he can get back on track and improve his control.

Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. This is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Rockies first-round prospect pitcher regrets it and comes out of retirement