Tampa Bay Rays: Why Jeremy Hellickson Is Ready to Star in 2011

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Tampa Bay Rays: Why Jeremy Hellickson Is Ready to Star in 2011
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Just a week after Opening Day, a young man will turn 24 years old. He is 6'1", 185 pounds and upon first glance looks to be younger and smaller. But when he steps foot on a pitching mound, Jeremy Hellickson is pure man.

The best pitching prospect in the Tampa Bay Rays' system is ready to burst on the scene in 2011. He will likely be the team's fifth starter in a loaded rotation that includes past Rays top prospects like David Price and Wade Davis.

In the Rays' quest to return to the postseason, Hellickson will play a potentially major role. Here is why Jeremy Hellickson will become a household name quicker than you think.

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