College starters who rose very quickly

Tim Lincecum, David Price and Mark Prior among those who spent little time in minors

Updated: June 1, 2011, 2:56 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Major League Baseball's 2011 first-year player draft is considered strong by recent standards, and it's chock full of college pitching prospects. From UCLA's Trevor Bauer and Gerrit Cole to Texas' Taylor Jungmann, Virginia's Danny Hultzen and Vanderbilt's Sonny Gray all the way to Connecticut's Matt Barnes, we've got lots of geographical regions covered.

High school pitchers have big long-term horizons and high "ceilings,'' but the college kids are more polished and have the command and ...

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