Four former Arizona Wildcats pitchers have been selected to the Triple-A all-star game.
Let’s take a look:
– Preston Guilmet, a ninth-round pick in the 2009 draft, was converted to a reliever in 2010 and has steadily climbed through the Cleveland organization. In his first season at Class AAA Columbus, he has 16 saves and a 2.40 ERA through July 4, striking out 49 in 41 1/3 innings.
Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer recently wrote about Guilmet in an on-line Q&A:
“Guilmet’s results have been impressive in the Tribe’s minor-league system. He doesn’t throw that hard, 88 mph to 90 mph, and has a breaking ball and changeup.
“He knows how to pitch, but getting minor-league hitters to chase pitches out of the strike zone is one thing. Repeating it in the big leagues is another.
“There’s a chance he could be up some time this year, but right now there are people in front of him for the closer’s job.”