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Philip Humber
Many worthy, but few chosen

Matt Thornton provided the model. Gavin Floyd reaffirmed it, reaching his potential for the White Sox after frustrating the Phillies. General manager Ken Williams had those success stories, and others, in mind when he read scouting reports from one of the White Sox's pro scouts last summer. Philip Humber intrigued Bill Scherrer. Humber got a quick look in the Royals' bullpen after spending most of 2010 starting for Kansas City's Pacific Coast League team. Pitching coach Don Cooper, on Williams' alert, watched closely when Humber started against the White Sox last August, and again when he came out of the bullpen at U.S. Cellular Field in September. Scherrer believed the...