The 2011 season hasn't been the best year for some of the pitchers taken in the 2009 draft class. Sixth round pick Zack Von Rosenberg, who signed for $1.2 M, has a 6.58 ERA in 94.1 innings this year, and has been hit hard pretty consistently. Seventh round pick Trent Stevenson, who signed for $350 K, has also been hit hard, with a 6.93 ERA in 49.1 innings in West Virginia, before being demoted to State College. Victor Black, selected in the compensation portion of the first round, has been recovering from an injury and is still in low-A. That's not saying there haven't been good results. Eighth round pick Colton Cain has been good. Second round pick Brooks Pounders has been good. Then there's Zack Dodson.
The 6' 2", 190 pound left hander got off to a good start this year in his j...
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