Friday, January 5, 2007

Arizona Fall League Championship Game

I watched this online at and jotted down a few notes about the O's prospects in the game. Here they are:

Jeff Fiorentino – Jeff went 1-4, scored and run and played a nice rightfield. Jeff displays a good eye and gets ahead in the count. Once he gets ahead however, he started taking wild swings at stuff out of the strike zone.

Nolan Reimold – Served as DH, went 1-4 with a strikeout. Looked a bit overmatched against some of the better pitchers on the Desert Dogs.

Nick Mccurdy – Entered in the eighth, promptly gave up the only homer of the game, retired the next with a groundout to third, a check swing single to left, did not hold the pinch runner allowing him to steal second easily and then induced another groundout to third before yielding to the bullpen. Not a great outing but McCurdy does have some nice movement on his breaking stuff even if it looks like his fastball is nothing special.

Adam Donachie – Nice arm, great release on this kid. Played a good defensive game representing Kansas City and since has been acquired by the O’s through the Rule 5 draft. I'd like to see this guy stick on the major league roster this year, Spring Training will tell the tale.

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