Originally written on The Golden Sombrero Baseball Blog  |  Last updated 12/20/11

#22 Drew Pomeranz

Colorado Rockies

DOB: 11/22/1988

Previous Rank: N/R

ETA: 2012

Pomeranz was the centerpiece of the deal that brought Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland, and we at The Sombrero thought the move was a win for the Rox in large part due to Pomeranz’ stuff and projectability.  Unfortunately, Colorado rushed him up to make four starts late in the year after 20 across three Minor League stops and none above Double-A.

He wasn’t awful in his Big League starts, but he did post an ERA above 5.00 with below average command and no real ability to miss bats.  However, he will only be 23 in 2012 and should return to the Colorado rotation with something to prove and a strong Minor League career to call on for a confidence boost.  The 6-foot-5 lefty fanned 119 Minor League batters in 2011 with only 38 walks and an sub-2.00 ERA in just over 100 innings.  Despite lacking any Triple-A experience, we don’t really think he has anything to prove in the Minors, and he certainly has enough in his plus fastball and double-plus curve to learn the intricacies of his changeup on the fly at the Major League level.

Year Age Tm Lg W L ERA G GS IP BB SO 2011 22 CLE-COL-min A+,AA 4 3 1.78 20 20 101.0 38 119 KIN,AKR,TUL · CARL,EL,TL 2011 22 COL NL 2 1 5.40 4 4 18.1 5 13 1 Season 2 1 5.40 4 4 18.1 5 13 162 Game Avg. 17 9 5.40 34 34 156 43 111 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/20/2011. Year Age Tm Lg W L ERA IP ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB 2011 22 CLE-COL-min A+,AA 4 3 1.78 101.0 1.050 6.1 0.3 3.4 10.6 3.13 KIN,AKR,TUL · CARL,EL,TL 2011 22 COL NL 2 1 5.40 18.1 84 1.309 9.3 0.0 2.5 6.4 2.60 1 Season 2 1 5.40 18.1 84 1.309 9.3 0.0 2.5 6.4 2.60 162 Game Avg. 17 9 5.40 156 84 1.309 9.3 0.0 2.5 6.4 2.60 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/20/2011.

It could be Pomeranz’ third plus or better offering, but it never really has to be.  Pomeranz was the top collegiate arm in his draft class (2010) coming out of Mississippi, and his frame, stuff, and handedness all suggest that he will be front line in Colorado for years.



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