Daily Futures: A tale of two pitchers
Stephen Strasburg? Still elite. Andrew Cashner? Maybe the Cubbies' next closer.
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And Now, We Wait Some MoreStephen Strasburg, RHP, Washington Nationals (Triple-A Syracuse)
Wednesday's stats: 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K
It's a waste of time to talk about how well Strasburg pitched, and it's a waste of time to act like him delivering six no-hit innings has any effect on his big league timetable, which remains on course for an early June debut. We can have fun with numbers, though -- and share that so far, opposing batters are 14-for-116 (.121) against Strasburg, with two doubles, eight walks and 40 strikeouts. My favorite split? Batters leading off an inning against the uber-prospect are 0-for-31. It's really all the fun we can have at this point. You know, other than watching him pitch.
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KEITH LAW'S TOP 25 PROSPECTS
The rankings are limited to players who still have rookie eligibility; that means they have yet to exceed 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the majors and have not yet spent 45 days on the active roster of a major league club, excluding call-ups during the roster expansion period after Sept. 1.
Click on a player's name to go to his individual scouting report (from January, click above for updates):
NO. PLAYER 1 Stephen Strasburg, RHP, WAS 2 Carlos Santana, C, CLE 3 Buster Posey, C, SFO 4 Mike Stanton, OF, FLA 5 Desmond Jennings, OF, TAM 6 Martin Perez, LHP, TEX 7 Domonic Brown, RF, PHI 8 Dustin Ackley, CF, SEA 9 Jesus Montero, C, NYY 10 Aroldis Chapman, LHP, CIN 11 Jeremy Hellickson, RHP, TAM 12 Casey Kelly, RHP, BOS 13 Aaron Hicks, RHP, MIN 14 Mike Trout, OF, LAA 15 Brett Wallace, 1B, TOR 16 Logan Morrison, 1B, FLA 17 Zach Britton, LHP, BAL 18 Tyler Matzek, LHP, COL 19 Michael Taylor, OF, OAK 20 Kyle Gibson, RHP, MIN 21 Shelly Miller, RHP, STL 22 Josh Vitters, 3B, CHC 23 Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC 24 Lars Anderson,1B, BOS 25 Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC
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