Widely considered one of the best 2 or 3 SP prospects in baseball, and one of the top 5 prospects regardless of position. Sickels gives him an A (one of 5 As), Project Prospect has him 3rd overall, Top Prospect 4th, MiLB 4th, Baseball Digest 2nd.
6'5", 220, DOB: 6/24/86. Some absolutely sick numbers in AA: 2.25 ERA 0.91 WHIP in 116 IP, 10.7 K/9, 2.5 BB/9.
I agree with this:
Denmarch wrote:2007--will NOT come up early in the season after Igawa gets shelled in several outings and gets moved to the pen (someone from the pen will replace Igawa and do reasonably well). WILL join the team in early summer ..edit.. Just a cup o' coffee for a few weeks, then he rejoins the team again as a reliever/spot starter in September.
2008--Has permanent spot in rotation.