by: Chase Fitzgerald
Chase recently had the chance to sit down for a Q & A session with Reds minor league pitching prospect Brian Pearl. Brian was tabbed by the Reds in the ninth round of the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft out of the University of Washington. In 51 appearances split between Single-A and Double-A this season, he posted a 2-4 record, 3.75 ERA and 13 saves over 60 innings pitched. He boasted a whopping 5.13 K/BB in his time in Bakersfield alone.
Here is the transcript for Chase's interview with the right-hander:
Q: Walk us through the night you were drafted. Did you have any idea what round/team you were going to get picked by?
A: I was sitting in my room anxious to hear my name called, I had a good feeling it would be early day two. I was getting so many calls that morning that I missed a few and on draft day that's a big no no but it happened to me. After turning down a couple offers the Reds popped me out of nowhere. After that happened I kne...