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2012 MLB Top Prospects: Drew Pomeranz Ranked No. 5 Lefty By MLB.com

MLB.com's resident prospect guru, Jonathon Mayo, has ranked the top 10 left-handed pitching prospects in the MLB going into 2012. Ranked No. 5 among them is the tall lefty in the Colorado Rockies system Drew Pomeranz:

According to Mayo, Pomeranz features three capable pitches and should eventually find his way into the Colorado Rockies rotation, maybe as soon as 2012:

If the former Ole Miss southpaw commands the ball the way he did in the big leagues late last year -- that had been an issue for him in the past -- he'll be just fine, and he should get a long look for a rotation spot this spring.

The Rockies called up Pomeranz for his major league debut in September 2011, giving him four starts through the end of the season. Despite a magnificent 2.59 FIP (to go with his 16.9% K-rate and 6.5% BB-rate), bad luck left the impressive Pomeranz with a 5.40 ERA.

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