Daily Futures: Collins keeps rising

Unheralded, undrafted and undersized -- Jays' relief prospect keeps dominating

Updated: April 21, 2010, 11:21 AM ET
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus

At Some Point, You Have To Believe

Tim Collins, LHP, Toronto Blue Jays (Double-A New Hampshire)
Monday's stats: SV, 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

The Blue Jays keep moving Collins up the ladder and he keeps dominating. He went undrafted out of high school, and former GM J.P. Ricciardi signed Collins out of a tryout camp; few scouts were interested in a left-hander who is listed at 5-foot-7, and that's more than just a bit optimistic. With a lightning-quick arm that can only be described as Lincecum-esque, he somehow gets up to 90-94 mph with the frame of a 12-year-old, while adding a plus curveball and tons of deception. He's just 20 years old, and Eastern League hitters are now 1-for-19 with 10 strikeouts against Collins. He's going to defy everyone and get to the big leagues eventually.

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