Jul 262010
 

Sources have indicated to us that Adam Carr is on his way to Syracuse to help bolster the Chiefs bullpen while Colin Balester remains with the parent club. Carr has a 6-1 mark with five saves a 3.04 ERA this season with Harrisburg with 48 strikeouts in 50⅓ innings. He was also named to the 2010 Eastern League All-Star game, in which he struck out the only batter he faced.

Carr was an 18th-round draft pick out of the University of Oklahoma Oklahoma State in the June 2006 First-Year Player Draft. He has a career record of 19-17 with 35 saves and a 4.44 ERA, as well as a .288BA with 3HRs in 71PAs (most at the GCL in ’06).

UPDATE: Per NFA, Brad Peacock and Josh Johnson have been sent up to Harrisburg, with Francisco “Watch Out Behind First Base” Soriano coming up from Hagerstown and Jimmy Barthmaier coming up from the GCL.

UPDATE #2: Replacing Soriano on the Hagerstown roster is Rick Hague, who will bat second as the DH in game one of today’s doubleheader, according to the Suns twitter feed

  7 Responses to “Carr Promoted to Syracuse”

  1. Okay, time to explain.

  2. With Balester staying in Washington, Carr is taking his place for the Chiefs. Josh Johnson is being moved back up to make room for Soriano, who has 30+ errors (mostly on throws). Peacock is being moved up partly to qualify for the AFL, partly to replace Carr and/or Detwiler.

  3. Speaking of AFL, who do you think goes? Our AA guys (Espinosa, Marrero) went last year. MaybeNorris again? Burgess? Lombardozzi? Moore?

    • Norris never actually played, having fractured his hamate while working out just before the AFL started. But I think he’s a lock. Bryce Harper would seem like a lock, but I’m of the mind that Rizzo won’t throw him into the fire unless he absolutely rips apart the GCL, which is not a given (likely, but not a given). If Rizzo can sign Solis, he’ll probably go.

      Beyond those three is a big mystery. Players generally don’t repeat, but of the two AA guys, I could see Marrero going again. Lombardozzi is a dark horse. I will say that Burgess is looking less likely than two months ago. Moore will have to stay hot through the end of the year to get the nod. I’m looking forward to the next couple of series against the Blue Rocks and Keys to get a better sense of whether this hot streak is for real.

  4. Thanks Sue. It would be real good to see Moore keep it going. If he does, those are the stories that make this so much fun.

  5. Carr’s alma mater was actually Oklahoma State where he was a power-hitting first baseman. I believe he only pitched a handful of innings in his career at OSU.

    • Fixed it. I’ve been told that he really wanted to be a hitter but that the Nats convinced him that the only way he’d make it was as a pitcher. For his sake, I’d love to see him get put into an extra-inning game as a position player and get a home run; it wouldn’t be unexpected, but it would still be fun.

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