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Tommy Hunter is pretty good

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Terrific AA debut for Tommy Hunter today.  Check out the box.

7 innings, 5 hits, 4 Ks, no walks, 1 run (on a homer).

As has been discussed before, the Rangers seem to be fast-tracking him.  I wouldn't expect to see him in Arlington this summer, because of the 40 man implications, but I'll be surprised if he isn't in the majors at some point in 2009.  While there was some talk he'll end up in the bullpen, Hunter looks like he could possibly be another Joe Blanton...a big, strike-throwing, innings eater for the middle of the rotation. 

And that would be a very nice result for a guy picked where he was selected.