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Detmers simply devoured hitters around the CS-8 conference in Illinois racking up strikeout after strikeout. At one point he had back-to-back no-hitters and in another stretch he had back-to-back 19 and 18 strikeout games. He is simply too advanced for his high school competition with his combinaton of an 85-90 mph fastball and a deep, sweeping curveball. The curve was actually a little sharper last summer, but has gotten deeper this spring. He will likely will make it to Louisville and if he does his advanced feel for his fastball and curveball give him a chance to contribute for the Cardinals early.