Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 3/20/13
Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America Tyler Skaggs was drafted out of high school in the first round of the 2009 draft (#40 overall) by the Los Angeles Angels. He got to Arizona by way of trade when he was part of the package that the Diamondbacks got in return for Dan Haren. Skaggs is a lefty with a good size (6’3”, 195 lbs) who offers a fastball that sits 91-93, a big curveball, and a solid change-up. Keith Law says all three are above-average-to-plus pitches. As a result, Law has him ranked as the #13 prospect in baseball and says he is the best left-hander still in the minors. The other prospect rankings love him as well. Baseball America lists him as the #1 prospect in the Arizona system, and MLB.com has him ranked as the #10 prospect in baseball. Skaggs’ minor league career really began in 2010 when he made 18 starts in A ball (along with five relief appearances). He started off as expected, strong. He had an ERA in the mid-threes (FIP around 3.00) and an above...
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