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Top Prospect Reimold Finally Getting His Shot

Written by: Joseph Merkel

I know it wasn’t just me who was thinking that the Felix Pie experiment had to be over soon. And though he is still on the team, the call-up of Nolan Reimold has to put Pie one step closer to the door once Luke Scott and Adam Jones are at 100% health.

Let’s face it, Pie was not hitting. He wasn’t fielding. Heck, he wasn’t even stealing which was what we expected out of him at bare minimum. And sure he hit a home run last night but to me, it’s just a little too late. Pie has just gotten his batting average above the Mendoza line to a scorching .206 and it’s a wonder that he’s gotten the hits he has with the way he approaches every at-bat. I’ve never seen a kid get two strikes on him quicker than Pie in my life. It’s no surprise he has 18 strikeouts in 63 at-bats.

Reimold on the other hand, has been a top prospect since he was drafted out of Bowling Green in the third round of the 2005 First-Year-Player Draft. Though he has a multiple injury-plagued seasons, last year Reimold was finally healthy and played the whole year at Double-A Bowie with plenty of success.

This year, Reimold was promoted to Triple-A Norfolk after not making the team out of spring training, but he could not be ignored. Reimold hit at a .396 clip with nine home runs and 11 doubles in only 31 games. This kid is special and something tells me that when he comes up today, he’s going to do a lot that makes the front office think about whether they ever need to send him down again.

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