I don’t know what the pecking order is, but would Frank Robinson and Bob Watson have qualified for top 8 when they were MLB executives?
Kim Ng is probably the highest ranking female. Her title is Sr. VP of Baseball Ops.
Offhand I’m not inclined to buy this logic without seeing some detailed evidence. I don’t see why power pitchers would flame out in a hot humid climate more than other types of pitchers. Ryan, Gibson, Richard, Scherzer, Strasburg, Smoltz, and Darvish all topped 250 strikeouts in locales that were at least as hot and humid as Baltimore. You’ve been listening to Rick Dempsey make excuses for our pitchers for too long.