Thursday, August 27, 2009

Brian Bogusevic: Not Roy Hobbs, Not Rick Ankiel

Zachary Levine is spending some time in Round Rock, and he gets his mini-recorder out after Brian Bogusevic, former pitcher turned outfielder, now leading the Express in OBP.

Express manager Marc Bombard:
"I saw him in spring training for the first time. And it's kind of hard to believe that he converted to an outfielder halfway through (last season).”

Bogusevic, in one of the best quotes you'll read all year:
All of us are in (Triple-A) for a reason; there's stuff that everybody needs to work on. For me, it's everything.”

Ricky Bennett:
We put him right in the fire when we sent him to AAA this year. At times, he's streaky, but I think that's normal for a young hitter in terms of experience. It's a lot different than when you're hitting in college and you face guys once a year. You make an adjustment to them; they make an adjustment to you, and it's a little bit of a game back-and-forth.”

And on a call-up next week?
“Quite frankly, I don't think any of our young outfielders are ready to be challenged. Our outfield is pretty set. There's not really a need.”