Sunday, April 6, 2008

Not A Bad Start

Is it too early to start a Matt Wieters watch? The young catcher and the O's first round pick from last year went 2-3 with a pair of home runs yesterday and followed it up with a 1-2, 1 BB, 1 RBI game today in the first two official games of his professional career. It's very possible that the switch hitter, whose defense is already pretty solid despite his 6'5" frame, will see the majors as soon as September of this year. Wieters is starting at single-A Frederick, but may be fast-tracked through the minors, especially if the Orioles find a taker for Ramon Hernandez before the trade deadline.

The Keys are going to be a fun team to watch in the near future, as joining Wieters are hitting prospects Billy Rowell and Brandon Snyder, as well as pitchers Brandon Erbe, Jake Arrietta, Jacob Renshaw, and Brad Bergesen.

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