Rocky right perspectives Riley Pint retired from baseball at the age of 23, Thomas Harding of MLB.com was among those who had to surrender.
Pint – which sometimes showed three-digit speeds – was the fourth overall selection of the Rockies in 2016, at which point sites such as MLB.com and Baseball America ranked it as the second best potential in its class. Then BA even wrote that Pint has a chance to become Justin Verlandertype ace at best, although he noted there were concerns about his control.
The Rockies signed Pint with a $ 4.8 million bonus after being selected, but his inability to strike consistently helped lead to his cancellation. Pint has played at least five tests in nine at every league level from 201
Rocky Mountain Deputy General Manager Zack Wilson has left the door open for Pint to return, but so far he is the last of their last high picks to retire early. Colleagues Mike Nikorak (27th in 2015) and Robert Tyler (38th in 2016) have also retired from the game since 2020.