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For Mets, Dillon Gee is not an answer

Gee is one of many minor leaguers with mirage stats in 2010; here's nine more

Originally Published: October 4, 2010
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus
Getty ImagesDillon Gee is much more of a No. 5 starter than a savior.

When you evaluate minor league performances, you need to do it with a grain of salt. In the minors, the talent level can vary tremendously -- and the nature of the parks can as well. Here are 10 minor leaguers -- five pitchers and five hitters -- whose stat lines this season were a bit misleading.

Charlie Furbush, LHP, Detroit Tigers
Furbush, a lefty, was second in all of the minors with 189 strikeouts. He's ideally suited to be a minor league pitcher, though: he has excellent control, but his fastball and breaking ball are barely above average. He has good deception on those pitches, but the overall combo rarely will work at the MLB level.