TopProspectAlert.com 2005 Top Prospect Rankings

Top 20 Catcher Prospects

Top 100 Infield Prospects

Top 100 Outfield Prospects

Top 75 Pitching Prospects

TopProspectAlert.com Prospect Journals

Throughout 2005 Several Prospects Will Be Chronicaling Their Professional Baseball Experiences In Journals Found Only On TopProspectAlert.com

Kellen Raab
Pitcher - Arizona Diamondbacks


Walt Nolen
Pitcher - Chicago Cubs

Top Prospect Alert Features

Top Prospect Alert Baseball News Blog

Top Prospect Alert Fantasy Player Reports

Exclusive Prospect Interviews

Top Prospect Alert Original Stories

Prospect Photo Gallery

Top Prospect Alert Trivia

Top Prospect Alert Message Board

 


 


 

 

 

TopProspectAlert.com Home

Top Prospect Alert Prospect Journals

Kellen Raab

Pitcher -- Arizona Diamondbacks

Kellen Raab is a 23 year old pitcher in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. In 2004, Kellen's first season of professional baseball, he posted a 3-3 record with a 4.38 ERA while striking out 56 batters in 62 innings for the Yakima Bears of the Northwest League.

Journal Entry 6-14-2005

Kellen Raab
Pitcher - Arizona Diamondbacks
Updated 3-2-05

I am sorry that it has been so long since I have written an entry, but I was going to wait until after the draft, and after I had a decent start to write about, since I had a horrible one a little over a week ago.

First off I would like to congratulate several of my teammates. We had 11 guys selected for the MWL All-Star team. Jereme Milons, Augustin Murillo, Matt Elliott, AJ Shappi, Josh Perrault, Ross Ohlendorf, Javier Brito, Alberto Gonzalez, Emilio Bonafacio, Carlos Gonzalez, and Allen Mottram.

They all had great first halves, and as of right now our team is leading the whole Midwest League in wins at 38-25. I am pretty excited with that because I have never played for a team this far ahead of .500 and with a chance to win the first half being up 3.5 games with 7 to play.

As for myself, I got roughed up again a little over a week ago pitching against the Cedar Rapids Kernals. I pitched 5 innings giving up 8 runs, 7 earned. I gave up 2 home runs which normally never happens.

The day before I severely sprained my ankle and probably shouldn't have pitched on it. I hate getting hurt, but I would have hated missing a start even more so I did a lot of physical treatment that night and next morning so I could pitch that day. I was taped up but I just wasn't the same not having much drive off that back leg. Oh well, lessons learned, and a new days follows so its not the end of the world.

My next start was against Quad Cities where I pitched much better. I gave up 3 runs on 7 hits over 6 innings. The first two runs scored were very questionable in my opinion but that's baseball and the way things happen. I did give up my fourth home run allowed though which again is unlike me but it happens.

I came out with the lead but again came out with a no decision, my 5th in 8 starts. I am the king of no decisions by the way dating back to college. It was good though because my mother, cousin, and good friend Steve all came out to see me pitch so i was happy with that.

Now onto other matters such as the draft. I was very shocked this year to see that in 50 rounds we decided to draft 34 pitchers. I figured some of the later round picks out of junior colleges won't sign at least until next year.

We did get a lot early though which kind of scares me a little but I guess it something they felt they needed to address, because they feel they don't have any pitching at their short season and rookie level teams, so they could help them this year and down the road. I will just need to keep doing my job and I know that the draft won't affect me directly.

That's all I have for now, I will write again after we win the first half to let everyone know how our celebration goes.

Kellen

You may email your questions for Kellen Raab to KRaab@topprospectalert.com

TopProspectAlert.com Home


 

Top Prospect Alert is owned by:
Ben Lipson

1999 - 2004 All rights reserved to Top Prospect Alert.com. Do not copy without permission from the owners of Top Prospect Alert.com


MLB Hat Store


Minor League Store


NFL Hat Store


NFL Team Apparel


NFL Player Jerseys


NCAA Hat Store


NBA Hat Store


NBA Player Jerseys

Top Prospect Alert Apparel


TopProspectAlert.com T-Shirts
Now Available!!!

$12.00 each
+ $3.00 Flat Rate Shipping
Pre-shrunk 100% cotton
FRONT
View Larger/Clearer Image

BACK
View Larger/Clearer Image
T-Shirt Size
To Pay With Credit Card via Paypal, Select Your Shirt Size, & Click The "Buy Now" Icon

If You Wish To Pay Via Check or Money Order, Email The Size & Number Of Shirts Along With Your Name & Address to: tpashirts@topprospectalert.com. You Will Receive An Invoice With Payment Information

Thanks For Supporting Top Prospect Alert!!!