Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/17/12
This week I will touch on a handful of pitching prospects we can expect to see at some point this season. We are now at the point in the season at which any prospect making his major league debut won't be eligible for free agency until after the 2018 season, but we still have a couple weeks or so before teams don't have to worry about four arbitration years as opposed to three. A top prospect attaining "super-two" arbitration status could potentially cost his organization millions, so don't count on seeing any elite prospects until sometime in June, if not later. Elite PROSPECTS - mid-2012 debut Jake Odorizzi, Royals Odorizzi was recently promoted to Triple-A (along with red-hot OF/3B Wil Myers) after posting these numbers in Double-A: .191 average against, 47:10 K:BB in 38 innings,3.32 ERA. He had a 1.98 ERA in his last four starts, so the 22-year-old right-hander was clearly ready for the next challenge. If you read the scouting reports, his stuff sounds like Chad Billingsle...
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