In a recent January Baseball America Ask BA, Jim Callis gives his top ten overall pitching prospects in MLB. Included in that list is Kazmir at #2 who was stolen from the Mets last year, and the DRays top draft pick Niemann from Rice at #6. Anyway, here is the list.
- Felix Hernandez, rhp, Mariners
- Scott Kazmir, lhp, Devil Rays
- Adam Miller, rhp, Indians
- Chad Billingsley, rhp, Dodgers
- Matt Cain, rhp, Giants
- Jeff Niemann, rhp, Devil Rays
- Edwin Jackson, rhp, Dodgers
- Jeff Francis, lhp, Rockies
- Dan Meyer, lhp, Athletics
- Mike Hinckley, lhp, Nationals
For me, It's going to be interesting to see if Lou will still have the kid gloves on Kazmir this season. Last season, he was on a pitch count and never went more than six innings.