Dempster was the fourth pitcher in history to be selected to the All-Star team in 2000. Others include Brian Harvey in 1993, Al Leiter in 1996 and Kevin Brown in 1996 and 1997. Already touted as the ace on a staff full of young talented arms, Dempster recorded a Marlin record 209 strikeouts, previosly held by Kevin Brown.
Originally from Canada, Dempster's fastball has consistently clocked at 95mph. This pitch helped him post a 14-10 record with a respectable 3.66 earned run average, with over 200 stikeouts.