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BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
« on: September 11, 2007, 11:21:20 pm »
If he hasn't been already.

This is a big chance for Matt. He's pitched very well since going back to AAA and in the words of Division III product ($1 to Pat, learned that from him last time around) and Yankees GM Brian Cashman "you have to earn it. He's pitched the best" of their younger guys.

The Yankees staff beyond Wang and Pettitte is a mess right now. Clemens doesn't have a win after the all-star break, Philip Hughes is on a rehab assignment, Mike Mussina has been awful after the all-star break. Ian Kennedy has 2 career starts and might be their #3 playoff starter right now.

If DeSalvo can perform down the stretch, he might very well find himself on the playoff roster.

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Re: DeSalvo to be recalled by Yankees
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2007, 11:03:49 am »
Spence, Hughes has been starting for the Yankees for several weeks now and pitched well last night getting the win.

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Re: DeSalvo to be recalled by Yankees
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2007, 04:45:52 pm »
Yeah he got his first win in a month. I guess I was just hoping he was hurt lol.

Apparently the Yankees recalled several guys, that wasn't part of the first story I read.

Still, the opportunity is there if not as a starter as a long reliever.

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Re: DeSalvo to be recalled by Yankees
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2008, 06:42:43 pm »
1/5/08 Altanta Braves sign Matt Desalvo to a AAA contract. Good luck, hope to see you at Turner Field soon.

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Re: DeSalvo to be recalled by Yankees
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2008, 08:01:39 am »
Matt should be in competition for the 4th or 5th spot in the rotation, or possibly a bullpen position.  I'm glad he got to the Bigs last year with the Yanks, but getting away from New York is probably best, with the way they trade away younger talent and go after free agent pitching.  Atlanta should be a great opportunity!

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Re: DeSalvo to be recalled by Yankees
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2008, 04:44:51 pm »
Matt should be in competition for the 4th or 5th spot in the rotation, or possibly a bullpen position.  I'm glad he got to the Bigs last year with the Yanks, but getting away from New York is probably best, with the way they trade away younger talent and go after free agent pitching.  Atlanta should be a great opportunity!

Unfortunately, Atlanta's trying to go back to the future as well, re-signing Glavine and Hampton. I don't expect that to go particularly well, but obviously they're going to be the guys. I think #5 is the only spot that's open there, or long relief.

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Re: DeSalvo to be recalled by Yankees
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2008, 05:37:21 pm »
Matt should be in competition for the 4th or 5th spot in the rotation, or possibly a bullpen position.  I'm glad he got to the Bigs last year with the Yanks, but getting away from New York is probably best, with the way they trade away younger talent and go after free agent pitching.  Atlanta should be a great opportunity!

Unfortunately, Atlanta's trying to go back to the future as well, re-signing Glavine and Hampton. I don't expect that to go particularly well, but obviously they're going to be the guys. I think #5 is the only spot that's open there, or long relief.

His line in yesterday's game didn't help his cause of even making the team. Not the best first impression.

1.1 IP, 2 H, 5 BB, 4 ER, 0 K, BS, L

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Re: DeSalvo to be recalled by Yankees
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2008, 05:57:18 pm »
Matt should be in competition for the 4th or 5th spot in the rotation, or possibly a bullpen position.  I'm glad he got to the Bigs last year with the Yanks, but getting away from New York is probably best, with the way they trade away younger talent and go after free agent pitching.  Atlanta should be a great opportunity!

Unfortunately, Atlanta's trying to go back to the future as well, re-signing Glavine and Hampton. I don't expect that to go particularly well, but obviously they're going to be the guys. I think #5 is the only spot that's open there, or long relief.

His line in yesterday's game didn't help his cause of even making the team. Not the best first impression.

1.1 IP, 2 H, 5 BB, 4 ER, 0 K, BS, L

That seems like an accurate assessment.

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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2008, 02:58:53 pm »
Very cool news item on former UW-Stevens Point pitcher Jordan Zimmerman who is with the Nationals' High-Class A team:

The Nationals believe that right-hander Shawn Hill and lefty John Lannan are keepers in their rotation, and they could add two more potential building blocks if Class AAA righty Collin Balester arrives at the All-Star break and Class A righty Jordan Zimmermann by September. After that, the Nats could bid for younger free agents who would fit their building program. Dunn, 28, Indians left-hander C.C. Sabathia, 27, Brewers righty Ben Sheets, 29, and Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal, 30, would qualify. ...

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8086082/Trade-market-getting-ready-to-open-for-business
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Re: UWSP's Zimmerman a September call-up?
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2008, 12:39:34 am »
Zimmerman to report to AA Harrisburg on Monday--he is on his way, and could very well be in the big league by September.

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Re: UWSP's Zimmerman a September call-up?
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2008, 07:49:13 pm »
Zimmerman to report to AA Harrisburg on Monday--he is on his way, and could very well be in the big league by September.
WOW very cool!! very cool indeed. This kid has a chance to big, I have been following him since the write up on him last year and being able to see him pitch in the WS this is a kid that really does have what it takes to go big 8)
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Re: UWSP's Zimmerman a September call-up?
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2008, 06:23:24 am »
Here's the link that provides Zimmemann's  info on his first start for Harrisburg last night:

http://www.senatorsbaseball.com/2008scores/hbg5060.html


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Re: UWSP's Zimmerman a September call-up?
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2008, 12:22:04 pm »
Can Point borrow him for the WIAC tournament this weekend?

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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2008, 11:55:33 pm »
Here is the message board to post links, updates, progress reports, etc. on former D3 players as they head towards the major leagues.

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Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2008, 11:08:43 am »
St Olaf's Andrew Schmiesing is in the MN Twins farm system with the GCL Twins (Rookie) managed by former USt Tommie Jake Mauer. Unfortunately, he's the oldest member on a Rookie League team.