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Looking Back at Michael Crotta

Looking Back at Michael Crotta

Crotta had a strong debut on Sunday.

I've been running this site for a little over two years now.  In those two years, I've seen guys in minor league games who have gone on to make the majors.  Pedro Alvarez is one example, as I watched him when he started his career in Lynchburg, to the point where he cracked the majors last June.  Even when Alvarez was in Lynchburg, and even though he struggled at the level, you knew he was going to end up in the majors.  Alex Presley was probably the first player I followed closely over the last two years who has made the majors, although he was kind of a surprise.

Then there's Michael Crotta.  I first saw Crotta last April, almost a year ago.  You can check out the video of that outing here.  Going in to the 2010 season, I saw Crotta as a potential sleeper prospect, likely to be a future middle reliever.  That outing was very impressive, with Crotta taking a no hitter late in to the game, but not getting much help from his offense.  It was on...

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