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Duke righthander Marcus Stroman, the 2008 Yastrzemski Award

Duke righthander Marcus Stroman, the 2008 Yastrzemski Award winner from Patchogue-Medford High School, throws from an indoor mound in Bellport. He is expected to be selected in the first two rounds in the 2012 MLB Draft. (May 27, 2012) (Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan)

MARCUS STROMAN, Patchogue-Medford
RHP | New Hampshire (Blue Jays, AA)
6-3, 2.93 ERA, 99 K, 21 BB in 15 starts
Has struck out 13 twice during his last seven starts.

STEVEN MATZ, Ward Melville
LHP | Savannah Sand Gnats (Mets, Class A)
4-5, 2.46 ERA, 100 K, 29 BB in 18 starts
Has allowed more than two earned runs just once in last 10 starts.

SEAN NOLIN, Seaford
LHP | New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Jays, AA)
7-3, 2.84 ERA, 99 K, 24 BB in 16 starts
Struck out 13 and walked one in six innings on Aug. 7.

JON MINCONE, Half Hollow Hills East
LHP | Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets, Class A)
2-1, 1.65 ERA, 14 K, 1 BB, 6 saves in 13 games
Hasn't walked a batter since June 30, striking out seven during that span.

WILLIE CARMONA, Hempstead
1B | Lakewood Blue Claws (Phillies, Class A)
.300 avg., .351 OBP, .415 SLG. 5 HR, 45 RBIs
Hitting .297 with a .409 OBP in last 10 games.

DAN BURAWA, Rocky Point
RHP | Trenton Thunder (Yankees, AA)
5-3, 2.95 ERA, 57 K, 35 BB, 3 saves in 38 games
Struck out 12 and walked one during last seven games.

CHRIS BURKE, Islip
1B/3B | Lake Elsinore Storm (San Diego Padres, A/A+/AA/AAA)
.310 avg., .368 OBP, .437 SLG, 4 HR, 30 RBIs
Hitting .343 with four extra-base hits since July 31.

MIKE BELFIORE, Commack
LHP | Norfolk Tides (Orioles, AAA)
2-1, 3.79 ERA, 70 K, 25 BB in 32 games
Has struck out 23 in last 19.1 innings, but also allowed 20 hits.

BRIAN VERBITSKY, Hempstead
RHP | Eugene Emeralds (San Diego Padres, A)
0-3, 2.77 ERA, 38 K, 25 BB in 10 starts
Suffered from control issues, but has three walks in last three starts.

NICK TROPEANO, West Islip
RHP | Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros, AA)
6-8, 4.56 ERA, 106 K, 32 BB in 24 games (16 starts), 5 saves
Accomplished the rare feat of striking out a batter on one pitch. The batter contested a strike call and the umpire assessed him two additional strikes for the delay.

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