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Ten prospects -- there is hope, Cubbie fans -- to focus on for July 11

Originally Published: June 28, 2010
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus
Getty ImagesBrett Jackson is only playing Double-A right now, but could helm CF in Wrigley within a few years.

In the spirit of the Futures Game rosters being announced this week, here's a look at 10 guys -- five from each roster -- who excelled over the weekend.

Jeremy Hellickson, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays (Triple-A Durham/U.S. team)
As it stands right now, there's no room for him in the big leagues; if he pitched for essentially any other team, he'd already be in the majors. He's dominating the minors: After allowing just four hits and an unearned run on Friday, Hellickson's ERA in his past seven starts sits at 1.01. He's not mind-blowing on a stuff level, but he lacks a true weakness. His fastball, slider and change are all above-average.


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