Baseball's Top 10 Young Studs Likely To Throw a No-Hitter

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Baseball's Top 10 Young Studs Likely To Throw a No-Hitter

Colorado's 26-year-old Ubaldo Jimenez became the first Rockie in franchise history to throw a no-hitter when he silenced the bats of the hot-hitting Atlanta Braves over nine dazzling innings. But he's not the only guy 26 or younger to be lighting things up on the mound.

There are usually a couple of no-nos each year, although that number will probably drop now that Jason Varitek has seen his playing time behind the plate drop. He has caught four no-hitters, the most in baseball history.

There are still three teams who have yet to see a pitcher toss a no-hitter. The Rays haven't seen one in their young history, and the Padres have been waiting 41 years without any joy.

Spare a thought though for the New York Mets who have gone 48 years, and 7,663 games, without a no-no.

Here's my top 10 young studs not named Lincecum likely to throw a no-hitter before the end of the season. And whatever you do, don't jinx them when you're at the park when you look up at the scoreboard in centerfield and see no runs, no hits.

Remember: the first rule of a no-no is that you don't talk about a no-no. It's like Fight Club, just that little bit cooler.

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