The Grapefruit and Cactus League seasons are underway, which means plenty of prospects are getting their chance to impress. Many of these prospects have played on the Thunder and in the Eastern League, or will do so in 2010. I'm going to be rounding up the best performances on this blog and posting them for all to follow.
A couple of reminders:
1. I'll be in Tampa for spring training from March 31-April 4. While there, I'll be writing, blogging, tweeting, taking pictures and recording video. I'll try to get as much information as I can about what the final roster will look like before the Thunder take the field against Erie on April 8.
2. I will host my second Web chat of the spring, on this very blog, on Tuesday, March 16, at 1 p.m. I'll be taking questions about the Thunder, the Eastern League and all of Minor League Baseball. Mark it down.
Former Thunder category:
The Thunder's leader Wedneday was Jorge Vazquez (or, as some call him, The Jorge Vazquez Experience). He had a double and drove a pair of runs in the Yankees' win over the Tigers.
Other former Trentonites seeing action were:
Kevin Russo: 0-for-2
Reegie Corona: 2-for-2, R
Jorge Vazquez: 1-for-2, 2B, 2 RBIs
Colin Curtis: 1-for-2, 2B, SB
Ramiro Pena: 0-for-3
Grant Duff: 1 IP, H, 0 R, W
Ryan Pope: 1 IP, H, 2 K, Save
Austin Jackson (DET): 1-for-4, R
Phil Coke (DET): 1 IP, H, ER, HR (Mark Teixeira)
Randy Ruiz (TOR): 1-for-1, R
Omir Santos (NYM): 1-for-4
Jose Tabata (PIT): 1-for-1
Future Thunder category:
Andrew Brackman: 1 IP, 2 H, R, K
Austin Romine: 0-for-2
Future Eastern Leaguers:
J.C. Ramirez (PHI): 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3K
Tyson Gillies (PHI): 0-for-1
Yamaico Navarro (BOS): 1-for-1
Che-Hsuan Lin (BOS): 1-for-2
Jose Iglesias (BOS): 0-for-2
Jacob Turner (DET): 1 IP, 2 BB, 3 K
Kyle Drabek (TOR): 2 IP, H, BB