Friday, February 12, 2010

Angle & Luebke invited to Big League Spring Training

The season must be getting close if I'm back to daily updates correct?

Two former Buckeyes invited to MLB camps

I have the great pleasure to inform everyone that two of our former Buckeyes and close friends of mine, Cory Luebke and Matt Angle have received invites to attend their Padres and Orioles respective spring trainings.

Luebke the 2007 Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, is coming off of a breakout season in the minors where he was named a Class High A, Califonia League All-Star while playing for the Lake Elsinore Storm. Luebke, the former 2007 first round pick, was promoted to AA San Antonio shortly thereafter and finished the 2009 summer playing for Team USA in the IBF World Championships.

Angle a two-time All Big Ten selection, selected in the seventh round of the 2007 draft is rising through the Orioles ranks with his hardword being rewarded with the invite. Angle is also coming off of a solid 2009 summer. Angle was named a postseason High Class A Carolina League All-Star. Finishing the summer with AA Bowie, Angle played in the highly touted Arizona Fall League sharpening his tools against the best.

Though Luebke is expected to start the season at AAA Portland, and Angle to return to AA Bowie, the chance for the two to rub shoulders and be among big leaguers day in and day out is amazing, and a hopefully a sign of future things to come.

1 comment:

BaseballBucks33 said...

Congrats to Matt and Cory,that is really cool. I hope they both have fun in spring training and really soak it all up. Hopefully these 2 former Buckeyes will be in the Pro's sooner than later.