Joe Bauserman was the Pittsburgh Pirates 4th round pick in the 2004. His best season came in 2005 when he went 6-2 with a 2.84ERA for the Williamsport Crosscutters. He decided to call it quits in 2006 after a 6-8 season with the Low-A Hickory Crawdads. Even though Bauserman’s baseball career was short lived, he did manage to appear on some mainstream baseball cards. These days you can find Bauserman on your television every Sunday as the fifth year starting quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes. In the story link below, Bauserman, now 25, talks about his unlikely journey from being a baseball bust to leading one of college football’s most storied programs. It’s a very good read.
Bauserman has a new sport — MorningJournal.com
The San Diego Padres have traded Mike Adams to the Texas Rangers for pitching prospects Robbie Erlin and Joe Wieland. The 20 year old Erlin is the number two ranked pitching prospect in the Rangers organization. This season between the High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans and the Double-A Frisco Roughriders, Erlin has posted an 8-4 record with a 3.34 ERA. He has struck out 123 batters in 121 innings pitched while walking just 12 batters. Opposing hitters are batting .219 off him. In 2010 Erlin went 6-3 with a 2.12ERA for the Low-A Hickory Crawdads where he struck out 125 batters in 114 innings while walking just 17 batters. The 6’0″ lefty was a third round pick of the Rangers in the 2009 draft. Wieland, who threw a No Hitter this past Friday has had a breakout 2011 season between Myrtle Beach and Frisco going a combined 10-3 with a 1.80ERA while striking out 132 batters and walking just 15 in 129 innings of work. Opposing hitters are batting just .233. In 2010 between Hickory and the High-A Bakersfield Blaze, Wieland went 11-7 with a 4.07ERA. The 21 year old right hander was a fourth round pick by the Rangers in the 2008 draft.