Riley Kenneth Pint
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 195 lb.
- High School St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Overland Park)
Pitcher Riley Pint was the fourth overall pick in the 2016 amateur draft, by the Colorado Rockies. Heading into the draft, he was rumored to be one of several players under consideration by the Philadelphia Phillies who held the #1 overall pick; they eventually settled on OF Mickey Moniak, another high schooler.
Riley began his career with the Grand Junction Rockies of the Pioneer League, where he was 1-5, 5.35 in 11 starts, logging just 37 innings. In 2017, he was moved up to the Asheville Tourists of the South Atlantic League, where he went 2-11, 5.42 in 22 starts. He once again had trouble pitching deep into games, as he logged just 97 innings, during which he allowed a lot of traffic on the bases: 96 hits and 59 walks, against 79 strikeouts. It should be noted that his number were skewed somewhat by a horrendous final start in which he failed to retire a batter and gave up 9 runs. These were not numbers usually associated with such a high draft pick, and he fell in Baseball America's top 100 prospect list from #46 before the 2017 season, to #99 before 2018. Still working in his favor were his youth - he had just turned 20 after the 2017 season - and his raw stuff, which was still considered above average with a fastball hitting the triple digits, even if the results weren't there.