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Scott Elbert
Scott Elbert Votes
Drafted: 2004, 1st (17)
42
2007
Rank
36
ETA in
Majors
2009

Statistically speaking: If Elbert's going to spend at least the immediate future coming out of the Dodgers bullpen, it's worth looking at how he fares against left-handed hitters -- the guys he'd most likely be called on to face. From his first full season in 2005 through the end of 2008 (including a brief big-league stint), left-handed foes have managed to hit just .164 against Elbert. Nor has he been an easy target for righties, who've batted .198 against him in the same span.

Scouting report: Can get his fastball up to 94-95 mph and his command was much better than anticipated following his injury. He repeats his delivery and mechanics well. Has a wipeout slider -- 84-87 mph with a hard, late break; a serious out pitch -- and a solid-average changeup but didn't need it in relief. Aggressive kid, has the mentality for bullpen work if needed but could go either way.

Upside potential: Think Scott Kazmir as a starter or Billy Wagner as a back-end bullpen piece.

They said it: "It was about getting him healthy. Once he was healthy, it all fell into place. He kept gaining velocity as he went on." -- Dodgers Farm Director De Jon Watson

He said it: "I love it. Whatever I can do to help the Dodgers win. This is where they put me. It's not like I can't start again." -- Elbert on pitching out of the bullpen after his callup