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Matt Chico, lhp
Fallbrook HS, Fallbrook, Calif.


One of the better two-way high school players in the country entering the season, Chico became an elite pitching prospect this spring. He dominated the strong prep competition in San Diego, winning his first nine games while compiling a 0.80 ERA and a strikeout-walk ratio of better than 5-1. His status as a potential first-round pick is clouded because of his size (5-foot-10), but he has command of two excellent pitches: a 91-93 mph fastball and a sharp curveball. Scouts point out Jim Parque (White Sox), Randy Wolf (Phillies) and the emerging Chris George (Royals) as examples of smallish lefthanders who were early draft picks and have backed it up.

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