Thursday, April 24, 2008

Down on the Farm

In  2003, Dontrelle Willis made six starts in AA ball before being called up. He pitched 36 innings, walking 9 and striking out 32. His WHIP was 0.92 and his ERA was 1.50.

Check these numbers out, from this year's AA team:
Four starts, 22 innings pitched, 6 walks, 21 strike outs; WHIP 1.05; ERA of 1.64. 

No, its not Chris Volsted, who almost made the club in spring training, and is pitching pretty well for the same team. 

It's the righty Ryan Tucker, who is 21 years old. He and Volsted were both picked in the first round in 2005.

1 comment:

John Dorschner said...

Oh, man, can things be looking this good? Olsen coming on, 10 innings of shutout ball?