This is later than usual tonight because my refrigerator stopped working. Seriously.
Anyway, it says a lot about the Orioles that a guy like Pelzer is ranked 28th overall in the organization. He came over in the Miguel Tejada trade from the Padres in 2010, and he hasn’t necessarily done so well for the Orioles since.
Pelzer has a sinker/slider combination that BA says is “good,” and his fastball tends to clock in between 87-93 mph, occasionally hitting 97. His slider and control haven’t been very good since the trade, which isn’t really so great. He’s also not too consistent with the curveball or changeup that he throws, so he’ll probably end up in Baltimore’s beleaguered bullpen. He needs to show Duquette some success before he’s brought up from Norfolk, but if he does become more consistent, he could get a look.