Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Gary Majewski Report

Gary Majewski, RHP, Washington Nationals
Drafted 59th Overall (2nd Rd), 1998 Draft, HS, Houston, TX
Bats R/Throws R
25 YO, 6'2", 200 lbs

Meet a middle reliever for the 2005 Washington Nationals. Majewski moved to the bullpen fulltime in 2002 and he went from a middle of the road starter prospect to a pretty decent bullpen arm. His fastball now touches the mid 90's, though he usually works in the low 90's. And his slider is pretty tough, though I'd like to see it become more consistant.

2004 Edmonton: 4.11 ERA, 17 K, 8 BB, 18 H, 0 HR, 15 IP
2004 Charlotte: 3.19 ERA, 41 K, 16 BB, 30 H, 2 HR, 42 IP
2004 Montreal: 3.86 ERA, 12 K, 5 BB, 28 H, 2 HR, 21 IP
mL Career: 3.89 ERA, 530 K, 259 BB, 509 H, 36 HR, 576 IP

I'd like to see fewer walks, but as a rookie middle reliever, he'll be fairly harmless. He'll probably even help his team. If he catches a break, he might even find himself setting up Chad Cordero. At the risk of repeating myself, collecting pitchers like this is how you build a quality bullpen on the cheap. It's a whole lot cheaper, easier, and less risky than trading for veteran sub-mediocrity like Jason Grimsley or Jose Mesa.

ETA: Opening Day
3 Stars

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