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The Future of Pitching

Baseball America ranked Bobby Jenks as Anaheim's 3rd best prospect behind Casey Kotchman and Jeff Mathis. The big Anaheim Angels right-hander has ripped off a fastball as high as 102 miles per hour, has consistently thrown 98-100mph for 8 innings, and has shown a terrific offspeed curveball.  At times he can completely dominate a lineup.

He has also showed a fond desire to get wasted, as he has more than once brought alcohol onto the team bus.  In high school he was academically ineligible for 3 out of his 4 years.  He was forced to hire a personal trainer and have him push for Jenks to be drafted because he could not perform for scouts.

He has averaged more than 1 strikeout per inning throughout his professional career.  Anaheim drafted Jenks with the 140th overall pick in round 5 of the 2000 June amateur draft. He is listed at 6'3", 230lbs and is currently 22 years of age.

Year Team Lg.                Age Org. W L  WPct  ERA  G GS CG SHO GF SV    IP   H   R  ER HR  BB  SO

2000 Butte  Pio.             19 Ana   1 7  .125 7.86 14 12  0   0  0  0  52.2  61  57  46  2  44  42
2001 Cedar Rapids  Midw.     20 Ana   3 7  .300 5.27 21 21  0   0  0  0  99.0  90  74  58 10  64  98
2001 Arkansas  Tex.          20 Ana   1 0 1.000 3.60  2  2  0   0  0  0  10.0   8   5   4  0   5  10
2002 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 21 Ana   3 5  .375 4.82 11 10  1   1  0  0  65.1  50  42  35  4  46  64
2002 Arkansas Travelers      21 Ana   3 6  .333 4.66 10 10  1   0  0  0  58.0  49  34  30  2  44  58
2003 Arizona Angels  Ariz.   22 Ana   0 0   --- 0.00  1  1  0   0  0  0   4.0   2   0   0  0   0   5
2003 Arkansas Travelers      22 Ana   7 2  .778 2.17 16 16  0   0  0  0  83.0  56  23  20  2  51 103
Minor League Totals:  4 yrs.         18 27 .400 4.68 75 72  2   0  0  0 371.0 316 235 193 20 254 380

References:

Personal knowledge
www.sports-wired.com/players/profile.asp?Name=FHHH
www.attheplate.com/2004/04_rookies_6.htm

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