Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Rick Ankiel, anyone?

Try this one, grandpa

Jason Neighborgall's pitching stats so far this year with the Missoula Osprey, the Arizona Diamondbacks' affiliate in the rookie-level Pioneer League:

16-1/3 IP, 15 H, 17 Ks, 35 walks, 16 wild pitches

The report on the 6-5, 205 Neighborgall is that he has "an upper-90s fastball and a 12-to-6 power curveball as a second plus pitch", which is why the Diamondbacks took a chance and used a 3rd round pick to get him in this year's draft, even though he had problems with wildness even when he pitched at Georgia Tech.

Meanwhile, the St. Louis Cardinals' Rick Ankiel is attempting a comeback in the minors as an outfielder, almost 5 years after his control deserted him and he could barely find the backstop, let alone the plate. Ankiel's numbers as an outfielder between Single-A and Double-A this year: 76 games, .254, 16 HRs, 63 RBI.


Anonymous Ervin Cremar said...

Are there other forums/blogs that are more specific for this topic? I have not found one.

1/3/06, 11:35 AM

Blogger Brushback said...

That's because there's no one else who can kick it like I kick it, bitch.

What's with these weak-ass spammers these days, anyway?

1/3/06, 9:12 PM


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