Madison Bumgarner is a hyped pitching prospect who fantasy owners have been waiting on since the day he was drafted tenth overall in 2007.á With a 27-5 record to go along with a 1.65 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in 273 minor league innings, who can blame them? The Giants seemed reluctant to push the 19-year-old to the major leagues in 2009, but when the opportunity presented itself, it was hard to resist.á He made four appearances (one start), showing just what all the hype was about.á He posted a 1.80 ERA and 1.10 WHIP, striking out ten batters while walking just three. It was just a taste of what he could potentially bring to the table, but it certainly was enough to make all the doubters salivate over what could be. HeÆs ranked by Baseball America as the teamÆs second best prospect heading in ...
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