MLB coverage of Rule 5 Draft begins at 9am. MLB.com has some bad music up right now, with some mumbling in the background the message LISTEN LIVE AT 9AM.
UPDATE: Fox Sports Tracy Ringolsby posted this at 513am
Pirates target Rockies minor-leaguer —
Pittsburgh is planning to select right-handed pitcher Craig Baker out of the Colorado system in the Rule V draft. Converted to a reliever after he signed in pro ball, Baker has spent three full years at the Single-A level — including the last two with Modesto — averaging four strikeouts per one walk, and 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings.
In 2009, he led the California League in appearances (62) and saves (33), giving up one home run in 62 2/3 innings. –Tracy Ringolsby
Baker played on the Scottsdale Scorpions with Tabata. Here is his AFL stats page. In his last 10.2IP he gave up 9 hits, 9 runs, 6ER, 2HR, 5BB and 7K. Nice line kid.
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