Welcome to Friday, and our last match of the week!
- Zach Peek arrived in Strasburg the summer of 2017, just after he finished his freshman year at Winthrop. He was the best starter that summer, going 4-1, 1.80, with a 0.886 WHIP, 1.5 BB/9, and 10.3 K/9 in 35 innings. He finished second in the league in ERA, first in WHIP, tied for first in batting average against (.200), second in BB/9, and second in K/9. Peek returned to Winthrop for two more seasons, finishing his college career at 18-9, 3.84, with a 1.25 WHIP, 3.1 BB/9, and 9.0 K/9 in 232 1/3 innings. He was picked in the 6th round of the 2019 draft by the Los Angeles Angels, signed for $267,000, and then was promptly traded to the Baltimore Orioles. He did not make his pro debut in 2019, and obviously didn’t pitch in 2020, either. Hopefully he’ll make his pro debut in 2021.
- Terrell McCall defeated Dillon Ortman in the first round, 66.7% to 33.3% (12 votes). His writeup: “Terrell McCall came to New Market in 2016 after appearing in only one game all spring for Alabama State. He got much needed experience in the summer season, going 3-0, 1.60 in 39 1/3 innings, along with a 0.967 WHIP, 3.0 BB/9, and 8.9 K/9. His stats were good enough to be named the 3rd best starter by ATVL. McCall started 11 games for Alabama State in 2017, but was moved to the bullpen for his last two seasons. Overall, he went 5-9, 5.13, with a 1.55 WHIP, 4.2 BB/9, and 8.6 K/9 in 114 1/3 innings. He was not drafted after his senior season, and has not played any pro ball (as of yet).”
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