Can't believe I missed this while making my rounds yesterday.
His buddy Joba Chamberlain may have created more buzz with his big-league splash, but what Kennedy did in his first season of pro ball should certainly not be overlooked. The MiLB.com Overall Starting Pitcher of the Year pitched at three levels on his way to the big leagues. He won't light up radar guns like Chamberlain, instead relying on outstanding command of four pitches to get hitters out.
Nothing really new there, but it's sure nice to be noticed after years with a barren farm system.
Today they unveiled numbers 11-20. No sign of Joba, Hughes (if he qualified), or Tabata yet.