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Jeremy Hellickson, SP, Tampa Bay Rays
Born to raise Hellickson
At least it should be for a bit longer this time. Wade
Davis (shoulder) and Jeff Niemann (shoulder)
are both on the DL. Neither is supposed to miss more than the minimum. The Rays
beckoned Hellickson - again, one of the top prospects in baseball, period -
from Triple-A Durham.
The right-hander is 12-3 with a 2.45 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP, 123 K's and 35 walks in 117 2/3 frames in the minors this year. In his big league debut, a spot start, he held the Minnesota Twins to three hits, two walks and two runs, with six strikeouts, in seven stanzas.
Hellickson, 23, may run into adversity up here in a start or two, but his upside is worth a roster spot for the couple of times he could go and what he can give you. Tampa's tender twosome should be fine, but any negative development for them is a positive one for Hellickson owners.
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About Nicholas Minnix
Minnix is baseball editor and a fantasy football analyst at KFFL. He plays in LABR and Tout Wars and won the FSWA Baseball Industry Insiders League in 2010.
The University of Delaware alum is a regular guest on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and Baltimore's WNST AM 1570.
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