Re: Justin Mallett
He's been a personal favorite of mine since I saw him pitch w/ the Dragons a couple of times. Seems to be a late bloomer. I remember reading somewhere that he transfered schools his senior season and failed to make the baseball team, but caught on w/ a JUCO team in college (perhaps the 50 game suspension is related to why he couldn't make a high school team, but that is 100% speculation on my part)
I saw him pitch personally w/ Dayton 2x, and once on a television replay. He's never been touted as much of a prospect on Redszone (or elsewhere), but he's put up solid number at every step of the way. IIRC, he doesn't seem to have much of a fastball, but has a real solid changeup. Now I'm no scout, not even close, but I'd say he had an average fastball and a + changeup.
Other than that I can't remember much. If you dig thru the archives, I posted a couple of reports on him when I saw him in person, as well as keeping track of his progress when he moved up from Dayton.
Probably a middling reliever at best, if he ever makes the big leagues. If I remember correctly, his drug suspension was not steriod related; I'm not sure if he's kicked his habit or not (nor I know what he did test positive for)