Monday, March 16, 2009
Player to watch: Dallas Buck
Dallas Buck was a 3rd round pick in 2006 by the Arizona D-backs. He pitched part of his final season at Oregon State and part of his first pro season with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. It finally blew out and he had tj surgery, but before this he had a 3.41 ERA with 88-31 K-BB ratio in 97 innings. Before the injury he was throwing in the mid-90's with good sink. If he returns to this form, instead of the 88-90 mph he was throwing up to the surgery, he may be a steal for the Reds who acquired him in the Adam Dunn deal last fall.