My son's D3 team played a non-conference game this week against a strong D2 team that has 5 pitchers who throw in the 90s.
We saw 3 of those 5 pitch in this game (I think they were using it as a warmup for upcoming playoffs and two of them only took the mound for one inning each). They could all throw hard and throw strikes, and I think each had two off-speed or breaking pitches (curve, change-up).
Sometimes I get the impression from this and other websites that 90+ pitchers are a dime a dozen these days, and this game got me thinking about it again. The coach in this article said five 90+ guys on one staff is unusual, but are there several 90+ pitchers at every D2 or higher program in the country? Or at least at every D1?
And what are those pitchers' chances of getting drafted after their junior or senior years? If a college pitcher is 6'3" to 6'4" or above, can throw 90+, can throw strikes with some reliability and has a couple other pitches, is he just about guaranteed that some team will take him in the draft and give him a chance? Would the answer be different if the pitcher was only 6'0" to 6'1"?