The top prospect in Major League Baseball, Catcher Matt
Wieters, will be making his MLB debut tonight for my O’s at Camden Yards!!! Wieters, who is Baseball America’s Player of the Year, played three years at Georgia Tech before being selected by Baltimore with the fifth overall pick in the 2007 amateur draft. The 6-foot-5, switch-hitting catcher split time between Class-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie last year, where he hit 27 homers, knocked in 91 runs and had a lofty .355 average. This season he was batting .305 with five homers and 30 RBIs with Triple-A Norfolk through Tuesday.
It was a very slow day yesterday, but most should be in action later today!!!
Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers
Brad didn’t play in yesterday’s squeaker over the Cubbies.
Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers
The Brewers had the day off yesterday.
Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s
The A’s had the day off yesterday.
Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers
Scott is scheduled to pitch in the second game of today’s Rangers double header against the A’s.
John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pirates had the day off yesterday.
Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays
Gabe went 0-for-3, and struck out once in yesterday’s Rays loss to the Indians. His average is once again below the Mendoza Line and is currently .188.
Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers
The Rangers had an off-day yesterday.
Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies
Jason is slated to pitch tonite against the Padres.
Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks
Scott is currently dealing with the unexpected loss of his wife. My prayers are with him. For the first time since his tragedy, Scott visited with his teammates at Chase Field on Wednesday.
Kevin Youkilis, 1B, 3B – Boston Red Sox
Youk went 1-for-2 and walked twice in yesterday’s BoSox victory over the Twins. He raised his average to .375.
Macher (Big Shot) of the Day – Kevin Youkilis