June 2009

NEW GUYS

All sorts of new guys have joined the Naturals lately.

Here’s a thumbnail sketch on them:

SS Jeff Bianchi – 22 years old and really looks good at the plate.  The only knock him in his career has been an inability to stay totally healthy.  So far, so good in that category this season.  He should add some good punch to the middle of the Naturals line-up.

C Vance Wilson – obviously it’s nice to have an 8 year ML vet around for leadership and he’s been great at the plate as well.  Should also provide the young pitchers on the staff a nice veteran mind to lean on and trust

OF Jarrod Dyson – just joined the team today and debuts tonight but from all accounts he can “flat out fly”.  Not literally of course, but if he can provide the offense with a burner it adds a great new dimension to things.

Hopefully, the Naturals get the 2nd half off to a great start tonight in Tulsa.

New Faces Aplenty

The two newest Naturals looked great in their debuts last night.

SS Jeff Bianchi just in from Class-A Wilmington started 0-2, but finished the night with 3 doubles.  He looked smooth at the shortstop position where he will be most nights.

At just 22-years old, Bianchi has a chance to be a very special player.  He should provide some nice punch to the middle of the Naturals line-up.

It’s also good to have catcher Vance Wilson active.  Playing in a game for the first time since 2007 because of his elbow surgeries, Vance pinch-hit last night and had an RBI single.  His presence in the clubhouse has been great for the Naturals so far this season, and hopefully he can continue the contributions on the field now.

Remember, a week from tonight is Vance Wilson bobblehead night at Arvest Ballpark!