Orioles Top Prospect No 24: Eddie Gamboa

Posted: 7th October 2009 by Zachary Ball in MLB
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Check out Eddie Gamboa's player profile on his alma mater, UC Davis', website and you'll see that he is planning for a career in real estate. Provided Gamboa keeps pitching like he did in 2009, real estate is going to be the furthest thing from his mind. Pitching for a big league club less than two and a half years after being drafted will be front and center. Few pitchers came into the 2009 season with less noteriety and publicity than Gamboa. I mean, he was a 21st round draft pick in the 2008 draft. The 626th pick! He also went 1-7 during his debut with the Orioles, pitching for Rookie level Bluefield. Not exactly inspiring. And yet, Gamboa emerges from 2009 and heads into 2010 as one of the Orioles fastest-moving, most efficient relief pitchers.Begin Slideshow ...

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