Any time Billy Beane picks up a prospect or any Major League player that’s been over looked, I think I get a little more excited just because of the talent he’s been able to find.
Yes, I’m once again talking about that movie ‘Moneyball’. Seriously, I think it’s on Netflix or something, you all should definitely check it out if you haven’t already done so.
Anyways, with right handed veteran Bartolo Colon more than likely signing elsewhere or possibly retiring, the Athletics have signed three promising pitching prospects.
First guy up is 24 year old right handed pitcher Jose Flores. Flores spent some time with the Cleveland Indians Double-A affiliate where he posted a 2.71 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and a 87/27 K/BB ratio over 66 1/3 innings of work.
Former St. Louis Cardinals prospect Deryk Hooker spent the first seven years of his career with them. He has a combined 4.12 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 75/18 K/BB ratio over 67 2/3 innings between Double-A and Triple-A ball.
Last but not least is 26 year old right handed pitcher Jeremy McBryde. He picked up 61 1/3 innings of work at Double-A San Antonio with 15 saves and a 2.35 ERA.
All three prospects will eventually hit the Major League roster within the next year or two.
#Athletics sign minor league FA RHPs Matt Buschmann, Jose Flores, Deryk Hooker & Jeremy McBryde and 2B Jose Martinez, re-sign RHP F. Nieve.
— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) November 23, 2013