Orioles Top Prospect No. 29: Luis Noel

Posted: 1st October 2009 by Zachary Ball in MLB
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So you can clearly see that there aren't many pictures of Luis Noel, my #29 ranked prospect in the system. Maybe that's because he's flying that far under the radar...or maybe because there aren't any pictures of the kid. Noel flew WAAAAY under the radar this season. Hampered by visa issues, he wasn't able to return to the States for full-season ball, where he likely would have made the jump to High A Frederick as a 22 year old. Instead, Noel stayed put and played for the O's Dominican Summer League team, pitching extremely well. Noel finished the season with a 4-5 record and a 2.99 ERA. He also tossed 90.1 innings, hopefully enough to keep him fresh for the 2010 season. He struck out 76 and walked 24 in 15 games. Included in those 15 games was an 8-inning 4-hit effort in which he struc ...

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