Sunday, October 24, 2004

Mike Hinkley Report

Mike Hinkley, LHP, Montreal Expos
Drafted 82nd Overall (3rd Rd), 2001 Draft, HS, Moore, OK
Bats R/Throws L
22 YO, 6'3", 170 lbs

He's still flying below most people's prospect radar, even though he was rated as the second best Expos prospect going into last season by Baseball America. The reason is because nobody is actually paying attention to the Expos farm lately, because it's not deep at all, and has really stagnated over the last 5 years or so. Hinkley's a good prospect though. He split the season between Brevard County of the Florida State League, and Harrisburg, of the Eastern League. In those two stops, he had a composite 2.77 ERA with 131 k's, 41 BB's, 130 hits, and only 11 home runs allowed in 156 innings pitched.

He has a really nice fastball, a good curve, and obviously he has nice control for a young pitcher. This is a good prospect, one that will be a good major leaguer soon. He also has no injury history to speak of. I like him.

ETA: Early 2006
4 Stars

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