The Big Rotowski: Re-scouting the class of '06

Updated: July 31, 2007, 3:33 PM ET
By Christopher Harris |
The horsehead nebula of sports spins on -- NFL camps begin, NBA referees change their undergarments, the whole pinwheeling madness of a baseball trade deadline ensues, two heroes enter the Hall of Fame, a giant-skulled man threatens an immortal record.

The focus is now … now … now. You'll find a ton of "now" elsewhere on today, including a battalion of fantasy writers telling you what to make of Mark Teixeira, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and the rest of the boys swapping laundry. Today, I thought I'd cast a fevered eye on tomorrow.

Tim Lincecum and Andrew Miller have already made the 2006 baseball draft class pretty special, and we're just 14 months in. Lincecum (6-2, 3.90 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 100 strikeouts in 92 1/3 innings) still has a shot at NL Rookie of the Year, and while Miller's WHIP (1.56) is troubling, he's got the kind of left arm that transmogrifies flesh to Cooperstown bronze.

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