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Baseball's best young pitchers

Originally Published: September 6, 2002
By Matt Szefc | ESPN.com

Baseball is full of young star pitchers. ESPN.com's Alan Schwarz writes about one of the best in Milwaukee's Ben Sheets. Here are a host of the game's best pitchers 25 or younger, with some future predictions.

Josh Beckett, RHP, Marlins Age: 22 2002 stats: 94.2 IP, 5-6, 40 BB, 101 SO, 4.28 ERA

The second-overall pick in the 1999 draft was hyped as one of the top young pitchers heading into this season. Blister problems, however, have slowed Beckett and he's currently on the disabled ...

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