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Scouting Report: RHP Brian Bannister

Bannister Is Ready For The Big Leagues

The New York Mets drafted Brian Bannister out of the University of Southern California in the 7th round of the 2003 draft. Bannister, the son of former Major League pitcher Floyd Bannister, added a big pitch to his repertoire in 2005 and is now widely regarded as one of the top pitching prospects in the farm system. Here's a scouting report on 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...

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