Jan 192013
 

Catching Up On TransactionsLost amid the excitement of the Michael Morse trade and the arbitration-avoiding deals with six players was another couple of pickups in the minors, as reported in Baseball America’s latest transaction post:

  • RHP Casey Upperman
  • OF Delwyn Young

Upperman* is a 22-year-old who was released by Arizona last April. He has had the “requisite” Tommy John surgery, which is presumably why he did not pitch in 2011 after throwing 25⅔ innings in 2010 as a 47th-round pick from Yavapai College (Prescott, AZ). Prior to his surgery, you can see in his scouting video from MLB.com, he threw in the low 90s with movement and a slow bender. As you might imagine, there’s not much else written about him, given his limited innings and subpar results (5.96/1.675/6.7/8.1). *With that surname, we can only hope he never tests positive for amphetamines (*rimshot!*)

As previously reported, Young is a former L.A. Dodgers/Pittsburgh utilityman who played 35 games last summer for the Camden Riversharks of the independent Atlantic League. He spent 2011 in AAA for the Phillies and was cut at the end of Spring Training by the White Sox in 2012.

  3 Responses to “Catching Up On Transactions”

  1. OK, I would have to say that is some pretty deep scouting on the Nats’ part. A 47th round pick coming off TJ surgery and really bad stats? They must see something special in that scouting video. I wonder what team he will play for if he makes it through the spring? Auburn? GCL?

    +1/2St.

  2. Earl Weaver RIP.

  3. Nationals Accelerated Development Camp is scheduled to begin Feb. 20th with first workout on Feb. 21……………………… Stay tune for roster!

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