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Class A+ Charlotte Relievers & Historical Comps

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Following up last week's look at the top relief options on the Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods, the Charlotte Stone Crabs (Class A Advanced) have a strong case for the best and deepest set of current relief prospects within the Rays organization. After the jump, you'll find year-to-date stats followed by scouting reports:

Player

T

Age

IP

HR

K/9

BB/9

GB%

Rd

School

Marquis Fleming

R

23

26.7

0

14.2

3.4

49.1%

24

UCSS

Neil Schenk

L

23

23.7

1

14.8

1.9

36.4%

23

Memphis

Zachary Quate

R

22

22.7

0

13.5

2.0

42.6%

14

App St

Josh Satow

L

24

20.3

0

11.5

2.7

34.7%

25

ASU

Matt Bush

R

24

3

1

15.0

6.0

20.0%

1

HS

Sergio Espinosa

L

24

3

0

6.0

3.0

70.0%

 

Int'l

Zach Quate- Average fastball, deceptive delivery, plus slider, three-quarter arm angle.

Josh Satow- Mid 80's fastball with plus-plus changeup with fade and sink

Sergio Espinosa- Low 90's fastball with decent breaking pitch

Scouting reports on relievers are very tough to find on Class A players, but if anyone has any tidbits to pass along, please do.

Next up, a look at past relievers for the Stone Crabs, how they performed at the time, and where they are now: 

 

Age

IP

HR

K/9

BB/9

Year

Now

Matt Gorgen

22

47.7

1

     11.1

    3.20

2009

AA In the Mix

Richard De Los Santos

24

22.7

0

8.3

1.6

2009

AAA Starter

Rayner Oliveros

23

29

1

9.3

1.6

2009

AA Middle Relief

Justin Garcia

22

58

3

9.6

1.9

2009

AA Middle Relief

Ryan Reid

23

31

0

13.1

0.9

2008

AA Middle Relief

Neil Frontz

24

52

1

7.1

2.1

2008

Released Prior to 2010

Mike Wlodarcyzk

25

46.7

3

9.1

2.3

2008

Minor League Rule 5

The tale of Ryan Reid serves as a stark reminder just how difficult the jump to AA is for a pitcher. Nonetheless, with five pitchers performing so well, it offers hope that one or a few can work out and perhaps help this organization someday.