Originally posted on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 11/4/11
Up next in our prospect countdown, the man who could some day be the tallest major leaguer of all time, Loek Van Mil.  Acquired at the end of 2010 in exchange for Brian Fientes, the Netherlands-born Van Mil was acquired knowing that he was a major project, but after a strong close to his 2011 campaign, the project looks like it might finally be nearing completion. Loek Van MilPosition: Relief Pitcher  Level: AABats: Right  Throws: Right  Height: 7'1"  Weight: 220 lbs.Age: 27  Born: September 15, 1984 2011 Season Stats: 3-5, 66.1 IP, 2.04 ERA, 53 H, 4 HR, 23 BB, 46 K, 3.95 FIP, .248 BABIP, 1.26 GO/AO   Fastball – A. Extreme downward angle/close release make his 93mph FB hard to square up. Breaking Ball – B. Slider lacks bite to be a swing & miss pitch, but effective nonetheless. Change up – C. He rarely uses it, but it’s there and was useful for his spot starts. Performance – A. Numbers were terrific, he seems to have “figured it out”. Great in playoffs. Projection – A ...
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