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Jon Lester is one of the most highly touted left-handed pitching prospects in all of baseball.
Jon Lester is one of the most highly touted left-handed pitching prospects in all of baseball.
By Gordon Edes
Globe Staff / March 31, 2006

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They represented the triumph of the farm system, two can't-miss pitchers who were clearly major league ready and a college shortstop who rose rapidly through the minor league ranks and was on the cusp of a big-league job. Some baseball people preferred one pitcher because he was more polished, the other for his sheer talent. The ... (Full article: 2011 words)

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