Promoted: Omar Poveda moved up to AAA

May 31, 2009 at 9:30 pm (Sports)

Omar Poveda
I got word today that Poveda is heading up to Oklahoma City (Texas AAA affiliate) to take Derek Hollands spot in the rotation. He is only 21 years old at this point, and he has truly been under the radar (much like Zach Britton), overshadowed by the other great pitching prospects in the Texas system. His 2009 stats may not seem that impressive, but I have also heard that his pitching arsenal has been limited (he was told not to use his change up so he could work on his curve); this explains his sub par GO/AO numbers. Poveda boasts a low 90s fastball, to go along with a plus change up (which have proven to be his best pitch) along with an improving curve. Although his arsenal is impressive in its own right, his command and bull-dog demeanor on the mound is what has separated him from other pitching prospects. Look for special things from this guy in AAA, especially if he is allowed to use his change up.

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