Minor League Update – Roy Smith
To answer some questions as to the whereabouts of some of our minor league players — John Meloan, a right-handed pitcher out of the University of Arizona from last year’s draft is in extended Spring Training rehabbing a sore elbow.
Pitchers Steve Johnson and Josh Wall are also in extended and are slated to be in the starting rotation at Ogden, our short season Single-A club. The same goes for Scott Van Slyke and Josh Bell, as they in extended and are awaiting the Short A season.
Some of our international prospects to be aware of at the Single-A level are left-hander Alberto Bastardo, who we selected in the minor league phase of the Rule V draft; Mario Alvarez, left-hander Marlon Arias, Jesus Rodriguez, and Fernando Felix. These are all pitchers in Columbus to keep your eye on.