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Top Ten Prospects: Relief Pitchers

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The Orioles have a ton of relief talent in their system, making last season's shopping spree even more misplaced. Pitchers like Radhames Liz and Brandon Erbe may end up as high-leverage relievers as well, but this list only deals with pitchers who are already relievers. Check out inside to see who ranks as the Top 10.

1) Jim Hoey - (Bowie Baysox/Norfolk Tides) - (40 G, 0 GS, 45.2 ip, 0.79 ERA, 69 K, 14 BB, 1 HR, 0.94 GO/AO) Despite an up-and-down showing in Baltimore at the end of the season, Hoey is ready for the show. He can dial his fastball up close to three digits with a plus breaking ball, as well. Hoey followed up on his breakout 2006 season with another fine showing and he's now among the top relief... Recommended Stories

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