STARTERS: Young Emergers

When it comes to identifying the most skilled young starting pitchers, names like Stephen Strasburg (RHP, WAS) and Clayton Kershaw (LHP, LA) quickly come to mind.

There are other young guys who may be ready to join their ranks.

Take this example:

          Age  Ctl  Dom  HR/9  GB%  BPV
          ===  ===  ===  ====  ===  ===
Player A   24  2.0  7.5   0.8  49%  108
Player B   23  2.5  8.2   0.5  48%  106

Both are lanky left-handers.

Player A won the NL Cy Young award in 2011.

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