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Marcum Makes Amazing Stride in 2005

Marcum Makes Amazing Stride in 2005

The Blue Jays had several pitching prospects in 2005 that made marvelous leaps in the organization. Some began at Low Class-A teams and ended up at Double-A. Others began in the Florida State League and ended up pitching in the International League. However, only one pitcher made the jump from Double-A to the major leagues in 2005, and that was Shaun Marcum.

The right-hander was a third round selection in the 2003 draft and accelerated rapidly up the system. He had a career year this past season, and his appearance with Toronto in September capped off an amazing season. Marcum's amazing season began with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. The right-hander went 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA over his first four starts of the season. Marcum issued just two walks... Recommended Stories

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