Another Bradenton Catcher Hit in the Face

What is it about catching prospects in Bradenton getting hit in the face with pitches?  Pittsburgh Pirates catching prospect Eric Fryer was hit in the face with a pitch last night, fracturing his orbital bone and requiring surgery.  This all comes a little over a week after Tony Sanchez was hit in the face with a pitch, fracturing his jaw in two places, and requiring surgery which will put him out for 6-8 weeks.

The orbital bone is the bone that surrounds the eye, so hopefully Fryer won’t have any long term effects with sight issues.  It’s unknown how long Fryer will be out with the injury.  Bradenton has Andrew Walker, Milver Reyes, and James Skelton all capable of catching at the level with Fryer and Sanchez out.

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Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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