Daily Futures: A tale of two pitchers
Stephen Strasburg? Still elite. Andrew Cashner? Maybe the Cubbies' next closer.
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):
|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|