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2011 Prospect Watching: Ramos, Baca, Sadler, And Ennis

2011 Prospect Watching: Ramos, Baca, Sadler, And Ennis

 Casey Sadler  --  R/R,  6' 4",  200 lbThe Pirates chose Sadler in the 25th round of the 2010 draft.  He reported to State College, where he made one start and 11 relief appearances.  The start came in late July, and he pitched 3 scoreless innings, allowing 4 hits.  Sadler made 7 of his relief appearances in July, and he threw 16 innings that month, with 4 earned runs and 18 hits, for a 3-0 record and a 2.25 ERA.  He walked just 2 and struck out 13 batters.  He dropped down to just 8 innings of work in August, in 5 games. Two of those were good, with no earned runs in 4 innings, but in the other three appearances (4 innings), he gave up 4 runs and 6 hits.  Overall, Sadler had a 3.00 ERA and 24 innings for the season -- he had pitched 74 innings in his college season, so he might have been held back in his innings at State College.  There were 6 walks and 21 strikeouts in those 24 innings.  Sadler has a fastball around the...

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