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Wieters getting ready for big leagues

Updated: May 27, 2009, 1:38 PM ET
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus

Celebrate good times, c'mon!

Matt Wieters, C, Orioles (Triple-A Norfolk)
Tuesday's stats: 4-for-4, 2B, 4 RBI, BB
With the announcement that Wieters will be called up to the big leagues Friday, the top prospect in baseball decided to go out in style with his first four-hit game of the year. For all of the questions as to what's wrong with Wieters, the guy is hitting .305/.387/.504, which just shows how crazy the hype has gotten. With Wieters in the big leagues later this week and David Price already in the majors, the fun question now is who's the best prospect still in the minors? I'll take Madison Bumgarner.

This is just getting ridiculous

Josh Vitters, 3B, Cubs (Low-A Peoria)
Tuesday's stats: 2-for-4, HR (11), 2 R, RBI, BB
With last week's streak of four straight games with three hits and a home run out of the way, Vitters now is on another roll, with home runs in four of his past five games. Adding up his past 10 contests, one gets a 19-for-43 run with three doubles and eight bombs. I'm just out of words of praise here as it's one of the hottest streaks in recent memory.

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