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Joe Torres, LHP, Cedar Rapids Kernels (Angels)
Former first-round pick and one-time top prospect, totally undone by arm injuries and lack of confidence. He still has an excellent curveball, 74-76 MPH with terrific movement. But his fastball is down to 85-87 MPH, and he couldn't throw strikes with it. His numbers are dreadful: 35 innings, 61 walks (NOT a typo), 8.74 ERA. He also appears to have no confidence on the mound, being visibly nervous. I feel sorry for him, at one time he was one of the top LHP prospects in the game.