Promotions! That’s ultimately what we want to see in the Farm system and we’ve got a few coming up.
According to Tepid and Evan Grant on Twitter, Peter Fairbanks is being promoted to Triple-A Nashville and DeMarcus Evans and Joe Barlow are being promoted to Double-A Frisco.
All three of these arms are something to be excited about with at least 1 being a possibility of pitching in Arlington this year. It’s not far fetched at all. Let’s take a closer look at each of these guys.
Peter Fairbanks, 25
Is a right-handed pitcher who comes out of the pen. He has had 2 prior Tommy John surgeries. This season he started out in Down East, pitching 12.1 innings. He allowed 4 runs on 10 hits and walked 4 while striking out 15. His WHIP was 1.135.
In Frisco, Fairbanks has pitched 7.1 innings and has been even better in his limited time. He has only allowed 2 hits while striking out 14 batters.
As you can see, he is progressing quickly through the system and we will definitely be keeping up with how he does in Nashville.
DeMarcus Evans, 22
Is another right-handed pitcher that brings the heat. This guy is promoting quickly as well.
This season DeMarcus has been with the Down East Wood Ducks where he has a record of 4-0. His earned run average stands at 0.81 as we speak and he had 6 saves on the year. In his 22.1 innings, he allowed 9 hits, 17 walks, struck out 40 with a WHIP of 1.164.
Joe Barlow, 23
Another right-handed pitcher, who started the season with Down East. He also has a 4-0 record but has an earned run average of 0.38. He has pitched 23.2 innings allowing only 10 hits, 1 run on a HR and struck out 44. His WHIP is 1.056 and his strikeout average is 16.7 strikeouts per 9 innings.
As you can see from just a few numbers, these guys all have swing and miss stuff. We will be keeping track of all of them, especially DeMarcus Evans and Joe Barlow since a few of us covering the RoughRiders are local. Stay tuned.