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Pebble Report Podcast: Riley Pint retirement, Triple-A pitching depth

Justin Wick and Kenneth Weber are back with a full breakdown on the Riley Pint retirement. Pint was the fourth-overall selection in the 2016 draft, and the Rockies gave $4.8 million to an 18-year-old from Kansas that routinely worked in triple digits. The right-hander had posted a 3.38 ERA in 10 2⁄3 total innings with High-A Spokane this year, but holds a career minor league ERA of 6.86 and walked 163 batters in 166 2⁄3 career innings.
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Colorado Rockies: Riley Pint and the Rockies drafting problem

On Tuesday, MLB.com’s Thomas Harding reported that former Colorado Rockies first-round draft pick, Riley Pint, was going to retire. Pint had suffered numerous injuries in his pro career and, like all minor leaguers, he did not have a 2020 season. However, before the Rockies High-A affiliate, the Spokane Indians, took...
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Former Rockies first-round pick Riley Pint retires

Rockies right-handed pitching prospect Riley Pint has retired from baseball at the age of 23, Thomas Harding of MLB.com was among those to relay. Pint – who at times showed off triple-digit velocity – was the fourth overall pick of the Rockies in 2016, at which point outlets such as MLB.com and Baseball America ranked him as the second-best prospect in his class. BA even wrote then that Pint had a chance to turn into a Justin Verlander-type ace in a best-case scenario, although it did note that there were concerns regarding his control.
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Spokane Indians notebook: Riley Pint, fourth overall pick in 2016, retires from baseball

Spokane Indians right-handed pitcher Riley Pint, the Colorado Rockies’ 2016 first-round pick – fourth overall – retired from baseball over the weekend. The decision was confirmed by Rockies assistant general manager of player development Zach Wilson to MLB.com. In parts of five minor league seasons, Pint battled injury and control...
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Riley Pint announces retirement

Riley Pint, the fourth overall pick by the Rockies in the 2016 draft and No. 30 PuRP in 2021, announced his retirement from baseball today. The blindsiding news was announced by Thomas Harding after speaking with Rockies assistant general manager of player development Zach Wilson. Pint had been pitching at...
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Former #4 pick Riley Pint announces his retirement

Riley Pint, the righthanded pitcher out of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park, Kansas, has announced his retirement from baseball. Pint, who is just 23, was the #4 overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft. Pint, who was picked by the Colorado Rockies, was one of the most...
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Riley Pint, Rockies’ first-round pick in 2016, retires from baseball

Riley Pint, the Rockies’ first-round pick in 2016, and the fourth overall player selected in the draft, has decided to retire. “I’m not going to talk about personal conversations Riley and I have had about this decision, but we have talked a good amount of time,” Rockies assistant general manager of player development Zach Wilson said. “It came down to some personal decisions that he made about where he is with his life.
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Riley Pint: Stepping away from baseball

Rockies assistant general manager of player development Zach Wilson announced Tuesday that Pint is retiring from baseball, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. Colorado selected Pint with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 draft, but the right-hander's continuous battle through injuries and command issues has now led him to step away from the game. Pint reached his highest level of the minors this season, posting a 3.38 ERA with 17 strikeouts across 10.2 innings with High-A Spokane.
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Colorado Rockies prospects: No. 30, Riley Pint

30. Riley Pint (56 points, 6 ballots) We start off this edition of the Purple Row Prospects (PuRPs) list with the most tantalizing, most frustrating profile in the entire system: Riley Pint. Few prospects can lay claim to having had the most potent arsenal in all of minor league baseball — including a 102 mph, 75 grade fastball and multiple potential plus secondary offerings including a 70 grade curveball — but many will never pitch above A-ball, which is the highest level attained by Pint in the last five years. It’s a sizable gulf between a MLB ace and A-ball flameout, but unfortunately the 6’4” righty looks to be much closer to the latter than the former.