Von Rosenberg has put up two strong outings in a row.
One of the bigger disappointments in the minors this year has been Zack Von Rosenberg, and his struggles in his first year in full season ball. Von Rosenberg is way too young to assume his poor numbers represent anything more than growing pains. However, the 6' 5", 205 pound right hander has definitely experienced his share of struggles this year, with a 6.65 ERA in 89.1 innings, fueled mostly by 17 home runs.
I've seen Von Rosenberg twice this year. Once was in Spring Training for a few innings. He was leaving the ball up in the zone a bit, and getting hit pretty hard at times, although it was against an upper level Yankees farm team. The second time was at the start of the month in West Virginia. I stuck around for an extra day to see Von Rosenberg, and didn't get much of a chance to watch him, as he was bounced after getting two outs, giving up seven runs, five earned, in the outing. After the game I spoke with Von R...
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