Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Top 10 Thunder players for 2011 - No. 4
Every Wednesday, Minor Matters will unveil its top 10 Thunder players to watch next season. Considering that the Tampa Yankees took home the Florida State League crown in 2010, there's no reason to believe that the upcoming season will have a shortage of talent around the diamond.No. 4 - Graham Stoneburner
Bio: A 6-foot-1, 190-pound right-hander, Stoneburner was the Yankees' 14th-round choice in the 2009 draft. That was the same draft with Sequoyah Stonecipher, awesomely. Also, the Dodgers took a kid named Casio Grider in that round of the draft. Stoneburner pitched collegiately at Clemson, on the same staff as D.J. Mitchell, a big part of the Thunder's staff last year.
2010 season: Stoneburner, whose injury history is extensive, succeeded at both Low-A and High-A this season. He finished with a 9-8 record, a 2.41 ERA, allowed a scant 107 hits over 142 innings, including just six longballs. He struck out 137 against 34 walks.
What's Next: Almost certainly, Stoneburner will begin (and probably finish) the season in Trenton, where his long-term future more than likely be determined.
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