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The minor league 10-spot

Kenley Jansen could star out of the Dodgers' pen during the stretch run

Originally Published: June 14, 2010
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus
Getty ImagesKenley Jansen could be a flamethrower for the Dodgers this September as they battle for the NL West.

Each Monday, Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus focuses on 10 key players in the minor leagues.

Tim Collins, LHP, Toronto Blue Jays (Double-A New Hampshire)
If you are not at the very least entertained by Collins, then something may be wrong with your baseball-watching soul. He's a lefty reliever who can get it up to 94 mph with tons of deception. He hasn't allowed a hit in his last four appearances. He whiffed five of the ten batters he face over the weekend (53 overall in 31.1 IP) while limiting the Eastern League to a .190 batting average. Oh yea -- he's just 20 years old. So why isn't he talked about among some of the top relief prospects in the game? Because he's 5-foot-7, that's why. Actually, that's his listed height, and most think it's a bit kind. Still, production is production, and he's clearly produced at every level.