PAT VENDITTE NEWS

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 578: The Free-Agent Contract Over/Under Draft by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Jose Molina, Pat Venditte, and non-revelatory rumors, then draft free agents whose contracts they expect to be above or below published estimates.
Via Baseball Prospectus
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

If Pat Venditte turns into a star in Oakland, there will bloodshed in the Bronx

After a thousand lifetimes mired within the Yankee farm system, Pat Venditte - the only switch-pitcher you or I will ever know - has been signed as a minor league free agent by Oakland.Over seven seasons in the Yankee scrub lands, Venditte rose to Scranton, but never received so much as a courtesy cup of coffee. The Yankee "baseball people" - experts of the radar gun - detected flaws...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics sign Pat Venditte to minor league deal

The Athletics have signed pitcher Pat Venditte to a minor league contract which includes an invitation to spring training. Venditte, 29, can thrown from both the left and right side. He has spent the last handful of seasons with the Yankees Double-A and Triple-A affiliates. He has posted solid numbers throughout his minor league career last year finishing with a 2.64 ERA, 1.11 WHIP...
Via Tireball.com
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Venditte, the switch pitcher, is no longer a Yankee

Bill Veeck would have loved him: The lone pitcher of his - or any - generation to throw from both the left and right sides. You better believe, Veeck would never let two crappy seasons end without bringing this guy up, at least in September, to sell a few tickets.Well, for better or worse, Brian Cashman is not Bill Veeck. (Though Veeck would have appreciated the Yankees' "farewell...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Come on, Hal, give us something more than a Jeter tribute band: Free Pat Venditte from the Yankee death pit

Ugh. Another brutal loss. Another torturous Derek Jeter outing. Any other player would at least get "rested" a few games. (Remember Girardi benching A-Rod?) The Yankees are killing themselves, crucifying their captain on the cross of Steiner Collectibles. By the time Jeter leaves, the vampire Steinbrenners will have drained every last penny from his legacy - giving Yankee fans a...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Switch pitcher could see action in MLB

29-year-old New York Yankees minor leaguer Pat Venditte normally wouldn’t be a player worth noticing. He’s been in the minors for the past seven seasons after the Yankees selected him in the 45th round of the 2007 amateur draft.  On the surface, Venditte is nothing more than your non-prospect who has bounced around in small towns in an attempt to make it to the Majors. That’s...
Via Sportsnaut
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Should we worry about the fact that the Scranton Railriders now have used position players to pitch in two straight games, and Matt Thornton is doing well in Washington?

I recognize that Triple A games don't matter, that Scranton-Wilkes Barre doesn't really exist, and that the real key to International League play is to never ask a pitcher to take one for the team. When a staff is tired, compromises must be made. I'm all in. Still... two games in a row?Last night, here's the Scranton box score. Keep in mind: Jose Gill is a catcher.The previous night...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Coming From All Angles

Pat Venditte, pitching in this photo at Creighton, is a once-in-a-lifetime ball player. Have you ever thrown a baseball with both arms, are at least tried? Pretty tough, right? Imagine being able to do so comfortably and with consistency. Impossible, right? Meet Pat Venditte, a minor league pitcher who specializes in exactly that. Yes, that’s right; he’s a switch pitcher...
Via New England Sports React
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Venditte line at Scranton: five up, five down

And five strike outs.Will the switcher-pitcher ever see Yankee Stadium?
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees promote Pat Venditte - humankind's greatest athlete - to Scranton

At age 28, Pat Venditte - the only switch-pitcher in modern baseball history - was promoted to Scranton yesterday, putting him a heartbeat away from the big time.This comes as the Yankees are ripping through bullpen arms the way Khloe Kardashian goes through home pregnancy tests. Today, the team faces an old-fashioned double-header, and it's not hard to imagine the final innings...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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