Thursday, March 12, 2009

Trinidad may get call up....later

McTaggy reports on Lefthander Polin Trinidad in the Chron today. Mostly starts off has a heart-warming story of the rise of Trinidad from the Dominican to the Astros system (kinda funny, they always report in that style when covering a player). Later in the post McTaggy goes onto cover his chances of being on the big league roster.

Trinidad has been primarily a starter during his career and projects to stay in the rotation in the big leagues. He has pitched 5282⁄3 innings in his career, totaling 437 strikeouts and only 105 walks.

Trinidad likely will begin the season in the rotation at Class AAA Round Rock, where he’ll be a phone call away from the Astros and completing his journey to the major leagues.

“There’s a great value for the innings you can pile up at the Double-A and Triple-A level,” Robinson said. “I think we’re really seeing that this spring.”

To me, this says "go pitch at RR for a while and when someone stinks or gets hurt, you're gettin' the call."

Expect to see Trinidad at some point this year. I know he won't be a guy to give up much BB, he has thrown only 105 in 528 2/3 innings over his career. Do you smell that? smells like the SP5 spot.....or updawg. Does it smell like updawg to you?

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