One of the more intriguing prospects to watch going into the 2022 season was Cody Bolton. A former top-10 prospect in the system, Bolton hadn’t played a regular season minor league game in two years due to the pandemic and an injury suffered at the beginning of the 2021 season.
Given the push to Indianapolis this year, after just 40 innings of Double-A back in 2019, Bolton has responded and has been the most consistent starting pitcher in the Indians’ rotation.
The Pirates have been cautious with him coming back, putting him on a strict pitch count for much of the season, although in his last start he threw a season high 91-pitches.
One of the biggest things that stands out with Bolton, at least statistically, has been the insane spin rate numbers he’s put up.
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