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The minor league 10-spot

Kenley Jansen could star out of the Dodgers' pen during the stretch run

Originally Published: June 14, 2010
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus

Each Monday, Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus focuses on 10 key players in the minor leagues.

Tim Collins, LHP, Toronto Blue Jays (Double-A New Hampshire)
If you are not at the very least entertained by Collins, then something may be wrong with your baseball-watching soul. He's a lefty reliever who can get it up to 94 mph with tons of deception. He hasn't allowed a hit in his last four appearances. He whiffed five of the ten batters he face over the weekend (53 overall in 31.1 IP) while limiting the Eastern League to a .190 batting average. Oh yea -- he's just 20 years old. So why isn't he talked about among some of the top relief prospects in the game? Because he's 5-foot-7, that's why. Actually, that's his listed height, and most think it's a bit kind. Still, production is production, and he's clearly produced at every level.

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