Hamels among talented hurlers

Updated: June 9, 2009, 1:25 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

It's a good day to be a young pitcher, as 20 of Wednesday's 30 scheduled starters have yet to celebrate their 30th birthdays, 12 are 25 or younger and among my rankings, every member of my top six has yet to turn 28. (In addition, No. 7 man Carlos Zambrano turned 28 within the past two weeks.) Further down the list of young standouts, you've got Francisco Liriano (age 25) looking to build upon a decent most recent start in a game at Oakland; Cole Hamels (25) attempting to lead the Phillies to ...

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