Saturday, July 10, 2010

Lyles is Keith Law's 13th-ranked Futures Game prospect

It's an Insider-only column, but Keith Law breaks down the Futures Game rosters by rank. Jordan Lyles is 13th:

The Astros were mocked by a few teams when they took Lyles in the sandwich round in 2008, but he was a late bloomer whose velocity kept increasing his senior year of high school. He's dominating Class A despite being nine days younger than phenom Shelby Miller. He's got a good changeup and will show a cutter, curve, and fastball up to 94.