Saturday, May 5, 2012

Pat Venditte - one step away from major leagues

Former CU switch-pitcher is one stop from Bronx

Published Wednesday May 2, 2012

His name never shows up on those lists of hot prospects. His club left him unprotected during the offseason. His talent is still considered a novelty by some observers.
Pat Venditte's response to all that is to go out and get outs, just as he has since the New York Yankees four years ago gave the ambidextrous pitcher from Omaha a chance to fulfill a dream of becoming a professional baseball player.

And Venditte is doing it this season just one step away from the major leagues, pitching for Scanton/Wilkes-Barre in the Class AAA International league. The former Creighton All-American's slow but steady climb through the organization has him in a place few expected he'd reach when the Yankees picked him in the 20th round of the 2008 free-agent draft.

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