A place to look for fast risers is draftees who go straight to Billings. Since its a hitters park, I generally take hitting stats there with a grain of salt, but pitching well at Billings gets my attention. The guy who has caught my eye with his performance is Lance Janke. Since I don't really follow the kids until they are drafted, I know little about him.
What's the scoop on this kid? What's he throw? How does he project? How is his velocity, movement and command? Is he a kid that seems like a guy who could handle the load or will he need to move to the pen? Does he have an injury history?
As always, any info from the folks on the best board around (the Minor League Forum that is) would be appreciated.