8. Jared Mitchell, of, Kannapolis (White Sox)
UPDATE: from the Top 20 South Atlantic League Prospects Chat:
- JAYPERS (IL): Had Dan Hudson qualified, about where would you have ranked him? For that matter, has he played enough in ANY league to qualify for a Top 20 ranking?
Matt Forman: Thanks for the question, Jaypers. Hudson pitched 22 innings for Kannapolis and needed 46.1 to qualify. For any league Top 20, starting pitchers needed to hurl one-third of an inning per team game. That means for full season, 140-game leagues, they have to reach the 46.1 threshold. Had Hudson pitched that many innings in the Sally, he certainly would have been in consideration for the top three. It’s hard to ignore what he was able to accomplish. Check back next week to see where Hudson qualifies in the Carolina League and Southern League top 20 lists.