Just a quick rundown tonight, as reality has me taking care of some other stuff, that and Jason Churchill and I jut completed a two hour podcast for his site (I’ll post a link to it when it’s up, the first half an hour talks about the draft), which was a lot of fun. Also, since I’ll be in spring training all of next week, I’ll have the latest version of The Board up Monday. I’ll have internet access and all that jazz, but I’ll be pretty busy over that time frame. Just a heads up.
Brian Johnson: 3.1 IP, 9 H 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K’s — Johnson is the most high-profile Saturday starter, so he’ll lead-off quite a bit of these rundowns. Lets hope for his sake the results start getting better. The Gator left-hander still isn’t missing bats, and if he played at a different school, I wonder if he’d be as talked about as some of the other left-handed starters. It’s early, but color me confused when I hear first-round evaluations for Brian Johnson.
Mike Zunino: 1/6 with two runs scored — He was due for a slow game, he’s still the best hitting prospect in college baseball.
Nolan Fontana: 3/5 with a walk
Deven Marrero: 1/1 — Left the game with an apparent injury, doesn’t appear to be serious. Will let you know more as soon as we find out.
Stephen Piscotty: 4/5 with a double and a triple — Big day for the Cardinal third-basemen. In a weak year of college bats, he’s got a chance to go in the top ten.
Kenny Diekroeger: 2/3 with two doubles — He started out slowly, but he’s starting to heat up a bit. It’s just too bad the swing need so much work.
Tony Renda: 3/5 with two doubles — Renda hasn’t been talked about much, but he’s an intriguing prospect. He’s probably more of a utility player than a starter, but he’s got good hand-eye coordination and a pretty good approach at the plate. At very least, he’s an off the radar name to keep in mind.