Over on Seedlings to Stars, FanSided’s minor league baseball blog, Nathaniel Stoltz has a series titled “The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of” which glances at minor league pitchers and their stuff (hence the title, of course).
His most recent feature covers Kelvin Herrera.
Herrera was under the radar for many. While he was ranked among the Royals top 30 prospects before the season by Baseball America, his history of injuries made him more of an honorable mention. So how did he do in the face of such skepticism? He did something very few players ever do – he skipped through four levels of professional baseball in a year.
Starting with High A Wilmington, Herrera dominated, showing great control and strong strikeout numbers. He was selected as a Texas League All-Star and played in the All-Star Futures Game in July. He maintained his performance in Triple A and earned two appearances at the big league level in September.
Check out Nathaniel’s piece on Herrera over at Seedlings to Stars and join in the conversation: