Oct
29

Pat Venditte takes home MiLBY

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Venditte, the Yanks’ 20th round pick in 2008, took home the Minor League Yearly Award for Best Reliever in a Short Season League. The ambidexterous hurler made will be remembered for an exchange with a switch hitter, but he was untouchable on the mound: 32.2 IP, 13 H, 3 ER, 10 BB, 42 K, .117 BAA, and a league leading 23 saves. Congrats to Pat. MiLBY today, Cy Young tomorrow.

Categories : Asides, Minors
  • yankeefan91 (sign manny)

    mike wen do u think pat is major league ready wat year can wee see him in the bigs

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      If he makes it, probably late 2010/early 2011.

      • dan

        All-Star Break 2009 or bust.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

          2008 Opening Day 25 man roster or he’s a bust.

          • dan

            be realistic tommie– give him 2-3 months for his entire career to unfold before we rush to judgment.

            • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

              WHY THE FUCK IS MY BURRITO TAKING THIS LONG TO COOK IN THIS MICROWAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • steve (different one)

            you guys are both wrong, he’s ALREADY a bust.

            didn’t you see this line:

            32.2 IP, 13 H, 3 ER, 10 BB, 42 K, .117 BAA

            bust.

            • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

              Fuck. DFA him twice, once for each arm.

  • E-ROC

    Is there anything above average about Venditte besides the ability to pitch from both sides?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Not really, but he is a tough kid.

      • Matt M.

        AH HA!
        gritty, tough, scrappy.

        this isnt a bust. this is a ‘true yankee’ in the making :P
        arod…step aside with your “talent”

        but seriously,
        he could potentially make it as a fringe bullpen arm. 6th-7th inning guy.
        but Venditte’s true impact will be seen 20 years from now by inspiring kids with actually god given talent to be switch pitchers.

        …for how much we’re going to be paying players by then…they better effin be able to pitch with both arms

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK799W6AhBk&feature=user Joey H.

    Is there any chance he can be valuable or just a circus act?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      There’s a chance, but don’t hold your breath.

      • 27 this year

        I wonder if all of sudden he could turned into a starter. How sick you that be. He would have either 200+ pitch count or give us 400 innings a year. Talk about an innings eater!

        But I digress…

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

          Venditte starts and goes six plus innings on back to back days for 66 starts a year or he’s a bust.

        • dan

          Usually pitchers say their legs get tired before their arms. Not that he’s becoming a starter anyway, but don’t get too carried away.

          • 27 this year

            good point but also, he would be pushing off different legs so he could handle a little more because I know one leg takes more stress than the other so fine 300 innings or 150+ pitches a game.

            • Old Ranger

              Sorry…but the key word is “Legs”.
              Both of your legs go, one a bit quicker then the other, but one without the other…not good. To be honest, I found it was legs and then the back, but it doesn’t matter…once the legs are gone, so are you.
              It would be nice to have a guy go 300 innings/150 pitches, just like the old days (C. Young/W. Johnson)…short career anyone!
              I’m with Mike A., don’t hold your…! Nice to get an award as a pro…Congratulations to him. 27/09.

  • Jacob

    What kind of stuff does Venditte have? Velocity, pitches, movement etc. I was under the impression he didn’t have the stuff to be a big league pitcher.

    • Old Ranger

      Nothing real good, just keeps them from squaring it up…wait, isn’t that what a good pitcher dose?
      He really has the normal pitches with movement, no speed, hits corners. Ok for MiL but, the big boys will get the call on those “just off the black” pitches…see IPK, Phil. 27/09.

  • Accent Shallow

    Pat Venditte: most famous player in short season ball ever who’s not a bonus baby?

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Can he brush his teeth with both hands?

  • dudeyoyo

    The video is not avaiable