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Matt Belisle

37-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2017 Stats

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0-1

ERA

4.87

WHIP

1.38

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32

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

A calf strain cost Belisle six weeks in the middle of the season, but when he was healthy he was sharp in his first campaign with the Nationals, posting the best walk rate and ERA of his career in a m...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 230   DOB: 6/6/1980   BORN: Austin, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Belisle Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal worth $2.05 million with the Twins in February of 2017.

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Matt Belisle Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 24 AAA LOU 28 28 0 162.7 192 95 16 106 51 9 11 0 5.26 1.49
2005 25 MAJ CIN 61 5 0 85.7 101 42 11 59 25 4 8 1 4.41 1.47
2006 26 A A 19 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2006 26 A A 2 0 0 4.0 3 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0.00 0.75
2006 26 A A 59 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2006 26 AA CHA 2 1 0 3.3 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.90
2006 26 AAA LOU 8 1 0 9.0 4 0 0 9 1 1 0 0 0.00 0.56
2006 26 MAJ CIN 30 2 0 40.0 43 16 5 26 19 2 0 0 3.60 1.55
2007 27 AAA LOU 1 1 0 6.0 7 2 0 7 2 0 1 0 3.00 1.50
2007 27 MAJ CIN 30 30 0 177.7 212 105 26 125 43 8 9 0 5.32 1.44
2008 28 A SAR 1 1 0 8.2 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0.00 0.24
2008 28 AA CHA 1 1 0 9.0 7 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 2.00 0.78
2008 28 AAA LOU 26 1 0 38.0 43 18 1 27 11 5 1 4 4.26 1.42
2008 28 MAJ CIN 6 6 0 29.7 47 24 4 14 6 1 4 0 7.28 1.79
2009 29 AAA COL 33 4 0 58.3 58 20 2 47 15 1 1 8 3.09 1.25
2009 29 MAJ COL 24 0 0 31.0 35 19 6 22 5 3 1 0 5.52 1.29
2010 30 MAJ COL 76 0 0 92.0 84 30 7 91 16 7 5 1 1 21 2.93 1.09
2011 31 MAJ COL 74 0 0 72.0 77 26 5 58 14 10 4 0 7 14 3.25 1.26
2012 32 MAJ COL 80 0 0 80.0 91 33 5 69 18 3 8 3 7 26 3.71 1.36
2013 33 MAJ COL 72 0 0 73.0 76 35 6 62 15 5 7 0 5 24 4.32 1.25
2014 34 MAJ COL 66 1 0 64.7 74 35 5 43 19 4 7 0 2 6 4.87 1.44
2015 35 MAJ STL 34 0 0 33.7 34 10 1 25 15 1 1 0 1 8 2.67 1.46
2016 36 A POT 3 0 0 4.0 6 2 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.75
2016 36 AA HAR 3 0 0 4.0 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.25
2016 36 AAA SYR 3 0 0 3.0 4 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 3.00 1.33
2016 36 MAJ WAS 40 0 0 46.0 43 9 2 32 7 0 0 0 0 4 1.76 1.09
2017 37 MAJ MIN 41 0 0 40.7 38 22 4 32 18 0 1 0 3 15 4.87 1.38
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3-Year Averages     46 0 0 48.1 50 18 2 33 13 1 2 0 1 6 3.37 1.31
Career  (View All)     640 44 0 874.7 965 411 88 664 222 49 56 5 4.23 1.36

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Matt Belisle Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 24 @LAD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.87 1.38
Jul. 21 Det 2.7 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.99 1.41
Jul. 18 NYY 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.35 1.49
Jul. 14 @Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.66 1.54
Jul. 8 Bal 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.82 1.56
Jul. 7 Bal 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.88 1.54
Jul. 2 @KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.06 1.56
Jul. 1 @KC 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 6.25 1.61
Jun. 27 @Bos 2.0 2 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.53 1.65
Jun. 26 @Bos 0.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.99 1.66
Jun. 24 @Cle 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 6.99 1.59
Jun. 22 CWS 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.83 1.55
Jun. 20 CWS 1.3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 7.18 1.63
Jun. 17 Cle 2.0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.56 1.64
Jun. 14 Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 8.22 1.65
Jun. 11 @SF 0.7 4 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 8.59 1.68
Jun. 10 @SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 7.17 1.50
Jun. 8 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 7.52 1.57
Jun. 4 @LAA 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 7.91 1.66
Jun. 3 @LAA 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 8.20 1.71
May. 29 Hou 0.3 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 8.66 1.70
May. 28 TB 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.27 1.56
May. 26 TB 0.3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 8.22 1.70
Last 14 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
8.0 4 0 0 0 1 7 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 2 0.00 0.63
Last 30 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
14.3 10 4 1 1 3 11 1 0 0 0-0 0 1 3 0.63 0.91
Last 60 Games (Team)
23 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
25.7 24 13 9 3 7 20 1 0 0 0-1 0 2 7 3.16 1.21

Matt Belisle Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017521268311.182
20167919311311.147
20155610711111.256

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017121191230603.283
201610713432501.317
20159315823300.271

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201724.300021924.071.19
201622.700012511.991.01
201518.301010801.471.42

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201715.301010926.461.76
201623.300020211.541.16
201515.310015714.111.50
Matt Belisle Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 24 AAA LOU 28 28 162.7 5.86 2.82 2.08 0.89 65.2% 5.26 4.32 .333
2005 25 MAJ CIN 61 5 85.7 6.20 2.63 2.36 1.16 73% 4.41 4.40 .330
2006 26 A A 19 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2006 26 A A 2 0 4.0 6.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.70 .266
2006 26 A A 59 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2006 26 AA CHA 2 1 3.3 10.80 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.80 .357
2006 26 AAA LOU 8 1 9.0 9.00 1.00 9.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.53 .196
2006 26 MAJ CIN 30 2 40.0 5.85 4.28 1.37 1.13 1.27 80.7% 3.60 5.00 .304
2007 27 AAA LOU 1 1 6.0 10.50 3.00 3.50 0.00 77.8% 3.00 1.87 .414
2007 27 MAJ CIN 30 30 177.7 6.33 2.18 2.91 1.32 0.97 65.5% 5.32 4.45 .331
2008 28 A SAR 1 1 8.2 3.29 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.47 .090
2008 28 AA CHA 1 1 9.0 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 71.4% 2.00 2.53 .238
2008 28 AAA LOU 26 1 38.0 6.39 2.61 2.45 0.24 67.9% 4.26 3.31 .344
2008 28 MAJ CIN 6 6 29.7 4.25 1.82 2.33 1.21 2.13 59.2% 90.6 MPH 7.28 4.64 .382
2009 29 AAA COL 33 4 58.3 7.25 2.31 3.13 0.31 74.6% 3.09 2.81 .323
2009 29 MAJ COL 24 0 31.0 6.39 1.45 4.40 1.74 0.92 61.8% 92.2 MPH 5.52 4.80 .307
2010 30 MAJ COL 76 0 92.0 8.90 1.57 5.69 0.68 1.43 75.3% 92.3 MPH 2.93 2.80 .314
2011 31 MAJ COL 74 0 72.0 7.25 1.75 4.14 0.63 2.05 75.6% 92.0 MPH 3.25 3.24 .332
2012 32 MAJ COL 80 0 80.0 7.76 2.03 3.83 0.56 1.94 73.1% 90.7 MPH 3.71 3.08 .354
2013 33 MAJ COL 72 0 73.0 7.64 1.85 4.13 0.74 2.06 65.9% 90.6 MPH 4.32 3.19 .327
2014 34 MAJ COL 66 1 64.7 5.98 2.64 2.26 0.70 1.72 65.9% 91.3 MPH 4.87 3.80 .331
2015 35 MAJ STL 34 0 33.7 6.68 4.01 1.67 0.27 2.33 81.3% 90.6 MPH 2.67 3.70 .321
2016 36 A POT 3 0 4.0 11.25 2.25 5.00 2.25 83.3% 4.50 4.70 .443
2016 36 AA HAR 3 0 4.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 60% 4.50 2.20 .350
2016 36 AAA SYR 3 0 3.0 12.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75% 3.00 1.53 .473
2016 36 MAJ WAS 40 0 46.0 6.26 1.37 4.57 0.39 1.82 85.4% 91.0 MPH 1.76 2.90 .296
2017 37 MAJ MIN 41 0 40.7 7.08 3.98 1.78 0.89 1.56 65.4% 91.1 MPH 4.87 4.38 .291
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 6.86 3.20 2.14 0.75 79.7% 3.16 0.63 .320
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.3 7.40 2.85 2.59 0.70 80% 3.03 3.52 .327
Rest Of Season     0 0 26.2 6.99 2.71 2.58 0.56 79.1% 2.98 3.36 .326
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3-Year Averages     46 0 48.1 6.17 2.43 2.54 0.37 73.8% 3.37 3.18 .319
Career     640 44 874.7 6.83 2.28 2.99 0.91 70.6% 4.23 3.78 .327

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Matt Belisle Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 33.7 0 4 0 0 18 -1 0 0
2016 P 46 -2 4 -2 0 23 -1 0 0
2017 P 39.7 2 4 2 0 24 1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 P 0 0 0 0 -2 0 -2
2017 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

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2017 Stat Review for Matt Belisle    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.78 K/BB
TERRIBLE
7.08 K/9
POOR
3.98 BB/9
WEAK
91.1 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.9 HR/9
AVERAGE
1.56 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.87 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.38 WHIP
WEAK
4.38 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.291 BABIP
AVERAGE
65.4% Strand Rate
LOW

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Matt Belisle: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Belisle has an ERA of 2.60 with 11 strikeouts over 17.1 innings since the beginning of June.

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Belisle gave up four runs in two-thirds of an inning to take the loss Sunday at San Francisco. His ERA rose to 8.59.

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Belisle gave up three runs and a home run while retiring one batter in Monday's loss to Houston. He has an 8.66 ERA and 16:13 K:BB in 17.2 innings.

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Belisle gave up six runs on six hits and two walks while retiring just one batter in Sunday's loss to Boston.

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Belisle has surrendered just two runs over 7.1 innings to begin the season.

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Belisle will be one of the primary setup men for closer Brandon Kintzler, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

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Belisle signed a one-year contract with the Twins on Thursday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

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Belisle allowed four runs with 13 strikeouts over 14.2 innings during July.

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Belisle (calf) was reinstated from the disabled list Tuesday.

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Belisle (calf) gave up two hits and one earned run in one inning Sunday for Double-A Harrisburg.

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Belisle (calf) will likely have his rehab assignment moved to Double-A Harrisburg, Chase Hughes of CSN Maryland reports.

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Belisle (calf) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Potomac on Monday, The Washington Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Belisle proved to be a well-spent $3.5 million for the Cardinals in 2015, providing versatile innings out of the bullpen and delivering a 2.67 ERA across 33.2 frames. Belisle's 1.46 WHIP and 25:15 K:BB are much less impressive and suggest he probably overachieved, a theory backed up by his 4.14 FIP. Belisle will be 35 to start the 2016 campaign and should carve out a role in an MLB bullpen, as he can provide both long relief or just come in for an out or two. He is not a power pitcher and isn't flashy, but will be a solid and consistent piece for a bullpen in 2016, although he will likely see an increase in his ERA with his WHIP coming down some. Fantasy relevance in any format is highly unlikely given his role and the lack of strikeouts.

2015

After tossing 317 mostly-effective relief innings over the previous four seasons, Belisle's massive workload finally caught up to him in 2014. While the 34-year-old didn't notice a decline in velocity, Belisle's diminished control and inability to avoid hard contact resulted in a 4.87 ERA over 66 appearances, his worst mark since the 2009 season. Signed by the Cardinals in the offseason, Belisle's surface numbers probably stand to improve simply by moving away from Coors Field, but park factors alone shouldn't be attributed to his dropoff in performance. Belisle saw his walk, strikeout and groundball rates all veer off fairly substantially in undesired directions, suggesting that a dramatic correction in his ERA may not be in the offing. The former fireman seems to be a replacement-level bullpen arm at this stage of his career, but the Cardinals will attempt to turn him back in the right direction after signing Belisle to a one-year deal in December.

2014

Belisle maintained his reputation as a bullpen iron man by surpassing the 70-inning plateau for his fourth straight campaign with the Rockies, but he seems to be showing diminishing effectiveness with each passing year. Along with his ERA, his average fastball velocity has tailed off in each of his four seasons in Denver, a sign that the excessive workload is beginning to take its toll. The offseason addition of LaTroy Hawkins to the back end of the bullpen should lessen some of the burden on Belisle, who still maintained acceptable 7.6 K/9 and 1.9 BB/9 rates last season, even with the quality of his arsenal on the decline. Expect him to see most of his duty in the seventh inning this year, with Wilton Lopez and Adam Ottavino also likely to receive looks there on the occasions that Belisle needs rest.

2013

Belisle was arguably the team's best pitcher through the first half of last season, compiling a 1.93 ERA while holding opposing batters to a .255 average. However, things dipped dramatically after the All-Star break for Belisle, who gave up 23 runs over 33.1 innings. That swoon may have had more to do with an increased workload beginning in July when the team limited its starters to 75 pitchers per outing, resulting in the overuse of many of the team's relievers. In spite of the sour end to last season, Belisle's ability to command the strike zone and avoid home runs should allow him to reprise his role as one of the top setup men to Rafael Betancourt. Even so, Belisle's upside remains somewhat limited since the team would likely turn to Rex Brothers or Wilton Lopez at closer if Betancourt were to get injured or traded.

2012

Although he's seldom in the mix for save opportunities, Belisle has emerged as a valuable bullpen contributor for the Rockies over the last three seasons. For fantasy owners who have plugged him in as a cheap stiff filler, he's managed to contribute 17 wins in relief since 2010 while racking up 164 innings during that span. Anything relievers provide in that department should be considered a bonus, however. While there may be some long-term concerns here about a breakdown given that workload, his increasing groundball rate and steady control should help him remain valuable as a setup man even if the strikeouts continue to slip away (8.90 K/9IP in 2010 down to 7.25 in 2011).

2011

Belisle had a very productive 2010 season out of the bullpen as he posted a 7-5 record with a 2.93 ERA and 1.087 WHIP, both career lows. He improved his strikeout rate to a career-high 8.90 K/9IP, while keeping his walk rate in check at 1.57 BB/9IP. He lowered his flyball rate (33.3 percent) and raised his groundball rate (46.3 percent), both of which are keys to pitching well in Coors Field. Considering the volatile nature of relief pitchers and that this is Belisle's real first taste of success, it's tough to tell if he can carry the progress he made into 2011. Either way, it's doubtful that Belisle finds himself closing games for the Rockies, so his value is limited to fantasy owners.

2010

Belisle was originally in the mix for a rotation spot in 2009, as he impressed the Rockies out of spring training -- 1-0 with a 2.61 ERA, seven strikeouts and two walks -- but the peripherals showed opponents batting .350 and slugging .500, and he began the year in the minors. He fought his way into the bullpen, only to muff the opportunity, clear waivers and be reassigned to Colorado Springs. The Rockies have re-signed him to a one-year deal for 2010, and you can expect more of the same unreliability and inconsistency.

2009

Belisle began the year on the DL with a strained forearm and then got hammered in six starts upon his return, essentially ending any chance of being in the rotation again. The Reds converted him to relief work at Triple-A Louisville, and he ended the year by blowing out his knee. As a result, Belisle was non-tendered in December.

2008

It speaks volumes as to the state of the Reds' starting rotation that Belisle is still slotted for the third or fourth starter's slot, despite his bumpy 2007 campaign. Belisle is just too hittable, allowing 212 hits in 177.2 IP last year, keeping in line with his career numbers. Look for Belisle to begin the year in the rotation, but with Johnny Cueto near ready and with the Reds having a surplus of outfielders to trade for a starter, he almost certainly won't end the year in the rotation.

2007

Belisle has been in the Reds organization since 2003, and they still haven't figured out if he's a starter or a reliever. At one point he even received consideration as a closer, but those days are gone. He's had faint glimpses of glory with the team as a starter, but at his best he was just a six-inning pitcher with a low strikeout rate. He's going to get consideration as a fifth starter, but will probably end up in middle relief.

2006

After picking up a save in July, there was some speculation that Belisle would be groomed as a potential closer. Three blown saves and a mediocre strikeout rate later, closing no longer seems like a plausible option. He'll return as a set-up man for the Reds.

2005

While exceptions exist, when the Braves come knocking and offer one of their pitching prospects, check your wallet. Belisle's star began fading once he hit the Double-A wall in 2003, and he took another step backwards at Triple-A Louisville in 2004. Belisle's fading strikeout rate is the key stat to follow here.

2004

Of the Reds' dump-trades in 2003, their trade of two months' worth of Kent Mercker for Belisle might have been their best value. Belisle's K-rate dropped in 2003, but it's not too long ago that he was considered one of the Braves' best pitching prospects. Back problems that sidelined him in 2001 loom as a concern.

2003

The Braves still consider this 6'3?, 195, right-hander, who turns 23 in June, one of their top prospects despite missing all of 2001 with a ruptured disc in his back. His ERA last year at Double-A won't get you excited, but check out the amazing 123/39 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Look for a promotion to Triple-A, and a possible late-season major league audition.