Roberto Osuna winds and fires for the C’s. Photo courtesy of the Vancouver Sun vancouversun.com
The big right handed-pitcher from Mexico just recently made his return to the mound after undergoing Tommy John surgery last season, but he is still very much a top-tier talent in the organization. Before the surgery, Roberto Osuna was skyrocketing through the organization and mowing down batters at every level, to a clip of 10.8 K/9. He is still only 19 years old and although he is only pitching in rookie ball at the moment, but he should be on track to return to Single A Lansing or even Dunedin for a full season in 2015.
Promising news regarding Osuna’s comeback was delivered via Chris King of Baseball Prospectus. King reports that Osuna is back up to 95-97 on the radar gun with his fastball, and he was particularly impressed with his repeatable delivery and overall conditioning. If the stuff translates into results by the end of this season, he will most definitely cement himself among the top prospects in the organization, which is probably enough in and of itself to earn him a roster spot at the Futures Game next season.