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Prior already compete package

Mark Prior, just 22 years old, is well beyond his years when it comes to poise and polish on the mound.

Originally Published: September 3, 2003
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

It's easy to forget that Mark Prior is only 22 years old, with 44 starts in the major leagues. He makes you forget.

Sandy Koufax bounced around the Dodgers for years before he finally figured it all out. Pedro Martinez had a great arm, but wouldn't put together his entire repertoire until after the Dodgers traded him to Montreal. Dwight Gooden had everything when he started and couldn't figure out how to handle it all.

But Prior pitches and competes like he's already qualified ...

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