In many organizations, Jeremy Hellickson, or ôHellboyö as heÆs nicknamed, would be considered a shoo-in to open the 2010 season as a part of the Major League rotation. Just look at the 22-year old righty's 2.45 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 10.42 K/9 over 114 innings between Double and Triple-A in 2009 as proof.á He is one of the brightest pitching prospects in the game, but pitching in the Tampa Bay Rays system, that doesnÆt get you much. Just look at the top four in the Rays rotation: James Shields Matt Garza Jeff Niemann David Price Hellickson will have a chance to break camp with the team, though he will be competing with fellow prospect Wade Davis, who posted a 3.72 ERA in six starts for the Rays in 2009.á That battle could go either way, but we should assume that sooner or later, Hellic ...
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