Colorado rookie Christian Friedrich pitched four-hit ball for seven innings in the best outing of his young career and the Rockies won for the seventh time in eight games, 4-0 over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
When the 2010 MLB draft is long gone, you'll look back at this article -- which evaluates tools at the prep and college level, i.e. "best prep infield defensive arm," -- and use it as one guide to who got good value all over the draft.
After a year in which one guy -- Mike Leake -- outright skipped the minors and another -- Stephen Strasburg -- tore through them, Keith Law looks at the class of 2010 and ranks 20 players who may be in the show the fastest.
Mike Leake saw the majors this season without so much as facing a single minor-league hitter (he was the first player since Xavier Nady to do that). Can anyone in the 2010 MLB draft match this feat next spring? Jason A. Churchill investigates.