I've noticed that there have been a number of people looking for Brad Halsey information. Well, here you go. This season at Columbus, he's had the following numbers:
2.52 ERA, 82 IP, 75 H, 51 K (5.59/9IP), 19 BB (2.09/9IP), 1 HR, 13 GS, 2 CG, 1 SHO, 6-2
His previous minor league seasons he's put up these numbers
. Cliff as Big Red Blog
(my apologies for not linking to the site - I'm an idiot) via Fabian at Minor Yankee Blog
Claussen 2003 versus Halsey 2004: Halsey is younger than Claussen was, by a year, and while his hit rate is higher [but still below one per inning], his K rate is higher, his homer rate is MUCH lower, and he has better control. So right now, Halsey would be a better prospect than Claussen 2003, albeit without as great a track record [as Claussen had prior to Tommy John surgery].
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I found this quote pretty funny:
Prior to the game, Halsey was sitting on a clubhouse couch near A-Rod's locker.
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"I said to him, 'Congratulations,' " A-Rod said. "I thought he was one of our draft picks."
Another funny thing involving Halsey, this one from Alex's Bronx Banter
The most amusing moment of the game for the New Yorkers was when Halsey dumped a single into left field for a single but proceeded to run straight through first base as if he had grounded out. This brought the Yankee bench to their feet. To a man, they were all cracking up.
And this one, too.
Tim McCarver said that Joe Torre had told him that Halsey looks like his paper boy.
All in all, it looks like the Yankees are going to have a good time with Brad Halsey, both with his pitching, and making fun of the rookie. But if you had to have someone tease you for your rookie mistakes, it might as well be a team full of All-Stars.
posted by shawn
: 6/20/2004 07:40:00 AM -