Sep 25th, 2009
FutureSox Prospect Rankings
Holmberg, like almost all pitchers drafted out of high school, is a project. He currently throws in the high 80s, but projects to fill out and add velocity. His secondary stuff is currently ahead of his fastball. He throws an above-average 12-to-6 curveball and a changeup that looks like a plus pitch at times. He also throws a slider. Considering he has good secondary stuff and the ability to change speeds well he projects as a starter long-term even though the White Sox started him out of the pen and limited his innings in 2009. Holmberg is important to the White Sox system because after the Jake Peavy deal, lefties are in short supply in the minors.
Major League Outlook: #3 starter