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Scouting Report: RHP Brian Bannister
Vital Statistics: Name: Brian Bannister Position: Starting Pitcher DOB: February 28, 1981 Height: 6'1" Weight: 210 Bats: Right Throws: Right No matter where Brian Bannister has gone, there always seemed to be another pitcher stealing the headlines. At the University of South California, Bannister shared the Trojans' pitching rotation with a fellow named Mark Prior, who obviously went on to great success as the franchise starter of the Chicago Cubs. And, after being selected by the Mets in the seventh round of the June 2003 draft, Bannister worked his way up the ladder of the organization's farm system, only to be overlooked behind right-hander Yusmeiro Petit, widely considered the Mets' top pitching prospect. That all changed last November, as the Mets dealt Petit to the Florida Marlins as part of a deal for first baseman Carlos Delgado, clearing an unchallenged spot atop the Mets' pitching prospect rankings. Bannister again could wind up being overshadowed if No. 1 draft...
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