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"Oil Can" Redux: Daryl Thompson

"I like to watch Pedro Martinez."

Daryl Thompson, an 8th round pick in the 2003 draft, has been an eye opening prospect in his first two full seasons in the farm system. Drawing comparisons to former Red Sox pitcher, "Oil Can" Boyd, Thompson is now looked upon as a big part of the Nationals' future.

Daryl Thompson on his repertoire: "I have a fastball that's 88-95 MPH, a changeup at 78-82 MPH, and a curveball at 73-78 MPH." On the comparisons he has drawn to former Red Sox pitcher, "Oil Can" Boyd: "To be honest with you, I didn't even know who "Oil Can" Boyd was before I heard people comparing me to him. So, I couldn't tell you the similarities or differences between us. (laughing) But...

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