In this follow-up to our story two weeks ago, we talk to the Cleveland Indians top brass for their…
Catching Up With Jeremy Guthrie
Jeremy Guthrie was undoubtedly the ace of the Stanford baseball team in 2002. He went 13-2 for the Cardinal squad, pitching a team high 157.2 innings and posting a sparkling 2.51 ERA in a tough Pac-10 conference. But, like many of Stanford's premiere talent before him, Guthrie was drafted as a junior in the first round of the 2002 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft and did not return to The Farm to complete his senior season. Instead, Guthrie has spent this season pitching for the Cleveland Indians organization. Because of his age (24 years) and exceptional college career, the Indians made the unusual decision to start their first round draft pick at the Double-A level in Akron, Ohio. With the Aeros of the Eastern League, Guthrie excelled, allowing only 44 hits in 62.2 innings and posting a 6-2 record to go along with his 1.44 ERA. According to Guthrie, his adjustment to professional baseball has been remarkably smooth. "The big difference is mainly being...
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