Thursday, October 30, 2008

Switch-Pitcher wins award

Remember the fun video of the Yanks minor league switch-pitcher Pat Venditte? Well, he was awarded the MiLBY for Best Short-Season Reliever, whatever that means. For me, it's just another chance to post a great picture of this kid, who can pitch equally effectively with both arms.

The Creighton University alum finished his rookie campaign 1-0 with an 0.83 ERA and a New York-Penn League-leading 23 saves, allowing just three earned runs in 30 games with Class A Short-Season Staten Island.

1 comment:

tHeMARksMiTh said...

It's amazing that he can do that. Can he switch mid-inning? If he can (and there's no reason that I think he can't), that would suck for people trying to pinch-hit on him. Granted, the whole warming up thing would make matters more difficult. Is he better from a particular side? Maybe I'll go check. Do they even have stats for that?