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Here’s a Thought: Mickey Storey Emerges As a Dominant Relief Prospect

Mickey Storey had a horrible senior season of college last year, posting an ERA above seven.

Given that he was a senior with poor performance, Storey wasn't heralded at all, and the Oakland A's got him toward the end of the 2008 draft in the 31st round.

Many 31st round picks don't ever even sign or play pro ball. Of the ones that do, few ever become notable players.

The medium-sized righthander pitched decently in rookie ball after signing last season, posting a 3.27 ERA with a 23/6 K/BB ratio in 22 innings. Still, as a 22-year-old, he was expected to dominate the younger hitters, and his merely above-average performance was the bare minimum for him to stay with the Oakland organization.

Storey didn't even make a full-season roster to open 2009 because of thi...

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