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Just for fun -- Edwin Carl



Much has been made about the Royals' struggles to miss bats and the major league level, and for the most part those criticisms are both accurate and justified.  Idaho Falls pitcher Edwin Carl, though....he misses bats.  Lots of them.

Obviously, minor league pitching stats are pretty close to meaningless, especially in the low minors.  Hitters can't hit breaking balls, will chase bad pitches and pitchers sometimes will focus more on refining their pitches than getting guys out.  Still, this is pretty remarkable.

Carl, who nobody felt compelled to pick in a 50-friggin-round draft, is putting together quite a season for the Chukars.

The 22 year-old (turns 23 next week) has thrown 31 innings this year, compiling an ERA of 1.16 and a WHIP of 0.581.  Great numbers to be sure, but they don't tell the story.

In those 31 innings, Carl has struck out 68 batters and walked only three.  That's good for a whopping 19.7 K/9 and a strikeout ratio of 22.67 in his second professional season.  His career numbers aren't far off either, with 98 Ks and 9 BBs in 47 2/3.

Did I mention he was an undrafted free agent?

Obviously dominating the Pioneer League is a long way from being the next Mariano Rivera, but I must admit to being a little excited about Edwin just for a fun player to follow.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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