Hellickson Looks Sharp In No-Decision

Jeremy Hellickson

Jeremy Hellickson turned in perhaps his finest outing at Double-A, tossing six three-hit innings of one-run ball to keep Montgomery in the game against Huntsville. Hellickson, one of the premier pitching prospects in the Tampa Bay organization, appears to be getting adjusted to the Southern League, says Tyler Hissey.

Jeremy Hellickson turned in perhaps his finest outing at Double-A, tossing six three-hit innings of one-run ball in a no-decision against Huntsville. Hellickson, who went 7-1 with a 2.00 ERA in the Florida State League and was elected as a Baseball America Midseason All-Star, struck out nine, his best total since he was promoted.

Hellickson has struggled at times to get adjusted to the Southern League, but appears to be turning the corner. In fact, the 21-year-old right-hander has looked sharp in each of his last three outings, including seven innings of shutout ball against Birmingham on July 18. He is now 1-3 with a 4.58 ERA and 35-to-5 K/W ratio in seven starts with the Biscuits, for whom he has given up 46 hits in 39.1 innings pitched.

Hellickson, one of the flagship pitching prospects in the organization whose name has surfaced in trade rumors, is now 8-4 with a 2.87 ERA and tremendous 118-to-10 K/W ratio in 21 professional starts overall. He is one of the top pitching prospects in the minors.

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To reach Tyler Hissey, send an email to TylerHissey@gmail.com.

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