The latest rumor is Gathright might go for Scott Olsen. I received this scouting report on Scott Olsen dated June 5, 2005 by a fellow in my Fantasy baseball league here in Raleigh:
Went to see the Carolina Mudcats (AA Marlins) play the West Tenn Jaxx (AA Cubs) play last night. Scott Olsen pitched for the Mudcats. He went 7 innings gave up 6 hits and 2 runs but struck out 9. His fast ball was electric reaching 96 once but consistenetly at 93-94. The starting pitcher for the Jaxx was David Aardsma (YGB) who was over shadowed by Olsen. Aardsma went 6 innings giving up 5 hits two runs but walked 3 and only struck out 2. He looked fine the first three innings but seemed to run out of gas. The former #1 draft choice and closer from Rice seemed out of his element in a starting role. His fast ball was clocked out 91 but mostly threw in the high eightys. Jeremy Hermida played RF for the Mudcats had 3 walks at the plate but had a perfect throw from RF to home plate. Also playing in the game were former RedSox prospect Matt Murton for the Jaxx who was 0-4. Richard Lewis a top propect for the Cubs played 2B was 1-3 but looked good at the plate and in the field. Over all a good baseball game the final score 4 - 2 Mudcats. Final thoughts if you can get Olsen grab him!!!