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Born: July 27, 1982
Drafted: 6th Round, 174th overall, 2004 (Expos)
How acquired: Minor League Free Agent
High School: University of South Florida
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Ivany was one of the last links for the Nationals to the Expos, the team that drafted him. He looked like a decent prospect for about two years, in 2005-06, but his bat didn’t hold up. He ended up as an organizational catcher for the Nats, staying with them for nine years. He’s a good defensive catcher who receives well and has a solid arm.
A-: 125/143/125, 48 AB, 1 BB, 5 K, 0-1 SB
A: 170/239/208, 106 AB, 4 2B, 8 BB, 21 K, 2-2 SB
Ivany opened in short season ball after signing, but the Expos soon promoted him to low A. Obviously, he didn’t hit at all.
A: 262/315/428, 409 AB, 27 2B, 1 3B, 13 HR, 25 BB, 65 K, 7-14 SB
The team, now the Nationals, sent Ivany back to low A and he had a solid season at
BEST OF MAXIM
(Photo of Raffy in the cold on Sunday in Viera by @djbinFl)
On Sunday, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post Tweeted a link to a 2012 WSJ story about Rafael Soriano's entrance song: "El Rey de Monticulo—"The King of the Mound." The song is about Soriano, was written for Soriano by a family friend in the Dominican Republic, and features inspirational lyrics (in...
Biggest news out of Nationals camp today? Jordan Zimmermann and the Nats avoiding arbitration by signing a one year deal? Raffy clearing up his visa issues and being cleared to leave the Dominican Republic? No and No.
The answer: Ian Desmond's mustache, of course.
And the stache is staying a while, confirms @IanDesmond20:
(Screencap above via this CSNWashington.com...
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