Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Wilson and Snell Get Dealt
Jack Wilson and Ian Snell where traded to the Mariners for 5 players. The Mariners gave up Ronny Cedeno, Jeff Clement, Aaron Pribanic, Brett Lorin, and Nathan Adcock. Short stop Ronny Cedeno, 26, is the only one on an MLB roster, but has been nothing spectacular. Cedeno is in an 0-24 drought, and is hitting .167 this year. Jeff Clement is the biggest name that we got out of this, he was a 1st round pick back in 2005. He is killing the ball in AAA, he has 14 Hr's and 68 Rbi's, but you can see all that if you click the link on his name. Clement has struggled in the majors and had surgery on his knee last year, so there are still questions. Jeff can play 1st Base and Catcher, but if he gets called up to the Pirates he'll most likely start at 1st. He will start in AAA, but if Pearce doesn't start amazing management Jeff should get the call. Aaron Pribanic, 22, is a right-handed starting pitcher, who is decent at the moment. He can throw pretty hard, his fastball has reached 94 mph. His Slider, Curveball, and Changeup are nothing to special. Brett Lorin, 22, is also a right-handed starter, who is doing well in A. Brett is a big guy at 6'7", 245 pounds, and can throw with some decent speed. His fastball ranges 88-92 mph, and his Curveball and Changeup are said to be average. Lastly, Nathan Adcock, 21, who is also a right-handed starter, has struggled this year. He might be the best pitcher of the three we got, as he has got some good stuff. He has three pitches, his fastball, which ranges between 89-92 mph, a pretty good Changeup, and a spectacular Curveball. His biggest problem is control, if he can get good command he should be a solid pitcher. I have high hopes for this group and hope they all prosper and do well with the Bucs. Lets Go Bucs!