Re: Donnie Joseph finally promoted to High-A Lynchburg, plus a note on Valiquette
Donnie would not fare as well right now at higher levels. He is dominating Single-A hitters because he has a big league slider that is being chased when it is a foot outside the zone. Higher level hitters will not chase that pitch that far out of the zone. He has to learn to throw that pitch just off the edge of the plate. He has an average fastball and a great slider. He is working on a change-up on the side but has not used it in a game. If he can work the change into his arsenal, he has a chance to be a pretty good major league reliever. If not, he projects more as a situational lefty or one inning middle reliever.