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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 3-31-2005
Sorry it has been a long time since I have written
anything but things have been pretty hectic around
On top of being sick, I have been trying to
figure out what the heck my role is going to be this
Last time I talked with you guys, I was a reliever in
the Lancaster group. I was sent to South Bend to
be a starter, and now I'm a reliever in South Bend,
because they want to try some Dominican pitcher as a starter.
So, things have kind of been whirling around me. It
has been that way all around the organization. Guys
are being sent to places they were at two years ago, and
guys that are getting released really surprise you.
One pitcher, Casey Daigle, who broke camp last year with
the big league team and made several starts over the
course the of the season, is now a reliever this year
in Double-A Tennessee.
The coaches are unsure of how
team were picked because the player coordinators and
player development guys picked the teams. In the past
the coaches had some input but not this year.
As for my outings thus far in spring, I have had 3
good outings, and one forgettable one.
In four appearances, I have 10 innings, 3 runs, 11 hits, 13
K's, 4 BB, & 1 HBP. Out of that, I had my one bad
outing of 2 1/3 innings, 6 hits, 3 runs, 2 BB.
I think I
have done really well, even with the one outing
because 5 of those hits were texas league singles.
I'm happy for the most part with the decision to go
to South Bend because I like the coaches, players, and
the fact that I will be close to home and friends.
I am looking forward to playing again, maybe not in the
weather, but I'm used to it being from the Midwest.
Our first game is April 7 against the Dayton Dragons
in South Bend.
I will update again once I get to South Bend, let
you know how our scrimmage game, fanfest, and first
game goes. Thanks for reading, i promise to update
faster next time.
You may email your questions for Kellen Raab to KRaab@topprospectalert.com