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Ryan Vogelsong
Text: R.J. Rico,
Photo: Jed Jacobsohn/SI

Ryan Vogelsong

Giants, SP

Up until this spring, Ryan Vogelsong was an unfamiliar name to most baseball fans. After all, Vogelsong had a 10-22 career record and had not pitched since 2006. But after Barry Zito was injured in April, Vogelsong was signed by the Giants and given another shot in the majors. He hasn't looked back, posting a 4-1 record and 1.92 ERA, as of June 17. Vogelsong had also allowed just seven runs over his previous eight starts.

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