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Over the Monster Top 20 Prospects Voting #9: Tazawa Takes 8

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The other big international free agent of the year lands at number 8. Junichi Tazawa took a drop from #4 last year, but that's probably more a matter of incorrect judgment to start then it is him having a bad year. When he came over, speculation put him starting anywhere from A to the MLB. He settled in at AA, breezed through it, and then continued his strong performance in AAA. His time in the MLB had mixed results as one might expect from a 23-year-old rookie, but Tazawa is one of the most MLB ready pitchers in the farm system.

Alright, folks, #8 was pretty close. So vote, vote, vote!