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Top Prospect #22: RHP Eric Junge

Eric Junge

When all is said and done, perhaps the best thing that will be said about Omar Daal's stay in Philadelphia is that when the Phillies traded Daal to Los Angeles, they got Eric Junge in return. While Junge hasn't won a permanent spot on the major league roster, 2004 could be the year that he becomes a major leaguer to stay. With two open spots in the bullpen, the Phillies have Junge penciled in for one of them.

The Dodgers grabbed Eric Junge in the 11th round of the 1999 Draft. While he was a prospect then, he has developed into an even stronger prospect now. Working on his delivery brought a couple extra miles per hour to his fastball, which is usually in the low to mid 90s.   Another change in Junge's career has been a move from being strictly a reliever to working as a swingman with the Phillies...

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