Hellickson was just listed as the #17 prospect in all of baseball for the Rays by ESPN's Keith Law.... Always gotta cheer for the Iowa boys...
From ESPN's Keith Law's INSIDER look at the top 100 prospects:
Hellickson's a different animal from his future Tampa rotation-mate Wade Davis, but they're quite close in overall quality. Hellickson has less pure power than Davis, but a better changeup and his own plus curveball to give him multiple weapons to get big league hitters out. Hellickson's fastball is solid-average at 90-94, and he'll cut it to set it off from his four-seamer (which tends to be a little true). His changeup is a real plus pitch for him as he has improved his feel for it dramatically in the past two years, and he has great feel for his breaking ball -- with the ability to elevate it or bounce it or throw it for strikes as needed. Hellickson's control has always been excellent and he has plus fastball command, but the combination of average velocity and lack of movement do limit his ceiling somewhat to that of a No. 2 starter -- not that that is anything to be ashamed of, and it's probably more than the Rays could have hoped for when they signed him away from LSU for $500,000.