Dbacks Prospect Watch: Jesse Darrah

Good morning…

Did anyone set their alarm to watch Oakland and Seattle in Japan (currently in the 10th inning)? I did not…

A few notes:

They are currently installing carpeting upstairs in the soon-to-be team offices.

The ownership group that purchased the L.A. Dodgers for a record-setting $2 billion, includes Magic Johnson and Peter Guber, who are partners in the Dayton Dragons of the MWL…

Today’s prospect of choice is right-hander Jesse Darrah, an 8th Rd. selection in last year’s draft out of NAIA Fresno Pacific. According to Baseball America, his fastball sits 90-94 MPH and he has a good change up and curve ball to go along with a slider. His release point is high three-quarters. Also this from BA…

He projects as a back-of-the rotation starter and will make the jump to [South Bend] in 2012…

Last season with Missoula, Darrah went 5-2 with a 4.55 ERA in 14 appearances and 11 starts. He struck out 68 in 59 IP (10.3 K/9) and opponents hit .252 against him.

Darrah doesn’t have quite the fanfare that Archie Bradley does, but the future looks bright for both. And if BA is correct, both may begin 2012 at The Cove. We shall see.

TL

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