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Tanner Scheppers has had quite the odd path in his major league career.
He is a player who has been drafted three times, and has fallen twice (in 2008 and 2009) due to concerns about his labrum which many teams felt would eventually require surgery.
After falling to the Pirates in the second round in 2008, Scheppers chose to play independent baseball for a season and was selected by the Rangers in the supplemental first round in 2009.
If not for his shoulder, he would have been a top ten pick in either year.
Any hitter who steps in against Scheppers will have concerns far more serious than his shoulder, however.
First, is his blazing upper 90's fastball which would have gained more notoriety had he not been draft eligible with 100 MPH-plus thrower and phenom Stephen Strasburg.
He also owns an electric curveball that serves as his punch out pitch, and a change-up that is still being refined.
The Rangers promoted Scheppers to Triple-A last season after just 11 innings at Double-A. He impressed, striking out over a batter per inning.
He's currently out with a herniated disc in his back, but will likely be a call-up before the end of the year.
When he does, grab this 24-year-old, who will get great run support, in all of your fantasy leagues.