Continuing my last post...
Jeremy Hellickson. Tampa Bay- If you're looking for a true strikeout pitcher, Hellickson is your guy. Over the course of his career, the 22-year old has averaged a K/9 of 9.71 which would rank seventh in the majors in 2009. Not only does he have excellent strike out numbers, but he has posted a BB/9 in the low 2's for his minor league career. If I were to guess, I'd think Hellickson gets a shot at starting in Spring Training and ultimately makes the club at some point in 2010.
Zach Stewart. Toronto- The Blue Jays' top pitching prospect not only sports a sinker that can touch 95 on he radar, he possesses an excellent ability to keep the ball in the ballpark. Stewart has a career HR/9 of .19 and a GB% of 52.4 and if you compare that to the top guys in the majors in 2009, he would rank 9th, ahead of guys like Roy Halladay, Jon Lester and Tim Lincecum. Since Stewart is new to the Blue Jays organization, it's not quite known what his role will be on the team. He could be a top of the rotation starter or an elite relief option. Keep an eye on this one.
Christian Friedrich. Colorado- Not many pitchers possess the ability to strike out 11 batters per nine innings while keeping the walks in check. Christian Friedrich has that ability. Over the course of 179.1 career innings, Friedrich has posted 234 Ks while walking 60 batters. At the young age of 22, Friedrich will probably start the season out in AA but could move to AAA and possibly get a shot at the majors in 2011. Just keep in mind that he'll be pitching in Coors.