Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pat Venditte News 2012


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Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte to be available in Rule 5 draft


Nov 18, 2011



The Yankees added 2B David Adams, OF Zoilo Almonte, INF Corban Joseph, RHP D.J. Mitchell and RHP David Phelps to the 40-man roster prior to Friday’s deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 draft, but they left switch-pitcher Pat Venditte off the list, making him eligible to be picked on Dec. 8. (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)

Injury News 

Venditte hoping to avoid surgery on torn labrum

Monday May 21, 2012
Former Creighton pitcher Pat Venditte, professional baseball’s only ambidextrous pitcher, has a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Venditte said Monday night that he is hoping to avoid surgery that would sideline him for around 10 months. He is currently rehabbing the injury at the New York Yankees’ training complex in Tampa, Fla.
(source: Omaha.com)

MLB Prospect Watch: Injury Update (May 31, 2012)
Pat Venditte has a big decision to make regarding his future.  The Yankees switch-pitcher reportedly has a torn labrum in his right shoulder, according to The Scranton Times-Tribune, which makes for a tough decision, given that he still has another healthy arm to pitch with.  For most pitchers, season-ending surgery would be the only option, but since Venditte is a switch-pitcher, he has the option to keep pitching with just his healthy left arm and hope that rest is enough of a remedy for his right arm.  The problem, however, is that the general opinion on Venditte is that he's not a good enough pitcher from either side to get by without constantly having the platoon advantage against hitters. (source: MLB Prospect Watch)

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BBD Interview with Pat Venditte

by reg corcoran on April 25, 2012 
Pat Venditte is a switch pitcher the Yankees drafted in the 20th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of Creighton University. Since then he’s turned in nothing but successful seasons at every level. He hasn’t had a single season with an ERA above 3.4, and that was in Double-A last year.
Read the interview with Pat Venditte

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Pat Venditte: Novelty Act or Viable Bullpen Prospect?

by  on MARCH 1, 2012 (yankeeanalysts.com)
One of the more intriguing members of the Yankee farm system is a player who hasn’t showed up on any of the top prospect lists I’ve seen over the past few months and likely never will. That player is Pat Venditte, the ambidextrous relief pitcher from Double-A Trenton. 
Read more about Pat Venditte
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Let's Talk About Pat Venditte

Spring is upon us, but one very intriguing man is missing from camp, and his name is Pat Venditte. I suppose I'm not surprised, considering the Yankees left him unprotected during this winter's Rule 5 draft. This probably explains why he didn't get an invite to spring training, but that shouldn't mean he'll never reach the majors. What should we make of him going forward?
A basic scouting report on Venditte reveals his biggest weakness: below average stuff from both sides of the mound. From the right side, he works with a low 90s fastball and curveball. From the left, he works in the mid to upper 80s with his fastball, and compliments that with a slider.
Read more about Pat Venditte


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Pat Venditte Minor League History and Stats

Bats: Right, Throws: Right ,
Venditte typically throws with the hand needed to gain the platoon advantage.
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.
Born: June 30, 1985 in Omaha, Nebraska, US (Age 26)
Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 45th round of the 2007 MLB June Amateur Draft and the New York Yankeesin the 20th round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft.
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New York Yankees prospect Pat Venditte pitches from both sides of the mound

March 30, 2012 | thestar.com

Venditte is a switch pitcher, the only one in pro baseball, and the only one to do it consistently in more than 100 years.
He’s been throwing with both arms his whole life, but he says he wasn’t a double-armed child prodigy.
“It was forced,” the 26-year-old reliever explains. “There was no natural ability from the left side.”

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