Minors: Drew Pomeranz profile, Top 11 

August, 4, 2011
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Shortly after trading Ubaldo Jimenez, Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd told the team website reporter both of the two former first-round picks they received from the Cleveland Indians in return could be a part of the big league rotation by the end of the season. While Alex White already has seen major league time with the Indians, it would be a quick ascent for Drew Pomeranz, who technically isn't even with the Rockies yet.

According to major league rules, Pomeranz, a 2010 draft pick, can't officially be dealt to a new team until he has been a pro for at least a year. His one-year anniversary date is Aug. 15, and he'll join the Rockies' organization then and resume his quick move up the ladder. In his pro-debut season, the fifth overall selection has fanned 112 batters and walked 38 with a sub-2.00 ERA in 18 starts, most of them coming at high-A.

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