Apr 16, 2007

And I thought I was being optimistic

when I predicted Chase Wright would make his first major league appearance in 2008. He's now set to start tomorrow night's game against Cleveland. Of course, it's due mostly to injuries, but he's also the hot hand, being named the Double-A Eastern League 'Pitcher of the Week' after dominating two starts (14 ip, 0 r, 19 k, 1 bb, 4 h) for the Trenton Thunder.

He's certainly not overpowering - his repertoire includes an 88-91 mph fastball, a good changeup, and a developing slurve, but his best asset is that he's left-handed. You can find a more detailed scouting report here.

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