Ozzie pregame: “For 1st time, I’m looking fwd to West Coast trip. It’s going to be 2 am here so if we play bad, ppl don’t have to watch us"—
Brett Ballantini (@CSNChi_Beatnik) May 04, 2011
May 4, 2011
Bachanov will be assigned to Class-A Kannapolis.
Here are his stats from B-R:
|2009||20||2 Teams||2 Lgs||Rk||LAA||4||0||1.000||3.09||18||0||3||0||0||0||32.0||31||11||11||0||5||0||52||1||1||2||135||1.125||8.7||0.0||1.4||14.6||10.40|
|Rk (1 season)||Rk||4||0||1.000||3.09||18||0||3||0||0||0||32.0||31||11||11||0||5||0||52||1||1||2||135||1.125||8.7||0.0||1.4||14.6||10.40|
|A (1 season)||A||2||0||1.000||5.47||18||0||7||0||0||2||26.1||31||17||16||1||14||0||23||3||0||7||121||1.709||10.6||0.3||4.8||7.9||1.64|
Seems he had elbow ligament surgery in 2008.
And here a couple mentions of Bachanov in prospect lists:
9) Jon Bachanov, RHP, Grade B-: 5.47 ERA with 23/14 K/BB, 1.94 GO/AO in 26 innings for Cedar Rapids, 31 hits. On the DL since late May with a sore elbow, not a good sign for a Tommy John survivor.
9. Jon Bachanov | RHP | Age – 21 | Grade – C+ Having a mediocre year before going down with an injury…red flags from last year included a small sample size of success and how hittable he was despite an excellent K:BB ratio
UPDATE: Some scouting reports:
You’ll see Bachanov rank higher on other lists due to his spectacular return from Tommy John surgery. Unlike most guys breaking in a new elbow, Bachanov showed stunning control over two plus pitches, a low 90’s fastball that touched 96 at times, and a hard-breaking slider. Over 32.2 rookie ball innings in Arizona and Utah, he walked just 5 batters and fanned 52, resulting in a 10.4 K/BB ratio. Beyond the gaudy ’09 numbers, however, remain questions about his long-term health, his role, and just how well his stuff will play against better competition. …
Bachanov has a fastball that sits at 92-93 which he commands well, peaking at 96 mph. The slider is a plus offering that looks to be a true out-pitch. Bachanov also throws a solid changeup, though it’s a pitch seldom uses. …
The Angels 1st selection in the 2007 amateur draft, Bachanov is a big, strong right-hander who could have a commanding presence on the mound. Jon has two average or above pitches right now, with a fastball that has the chance to be a plus pitch. When he’s balanced and in control, he’s dominant. Bachanov can throw his fastball anywhere from 89 mph up to 96 mph. He pitches consistently in the 91-92 mph range. With improved mechanics, it will become a plus pitch. He has a late tail and nice downward plane on his fastball. His curve is more like a slurve and it’s a plus pitch when it’s on. Bachanov has a changeup, but it’s behind the fastball and a breaking pitch at this point. He has a usable cutter. …
Fastball: Bachanov can throw his fastball anywhere from 89 mph up to 96 mph. He pitches consistently in the 91-92 mph range. With improved mechanics, it will become a plus pitch. FB Movement: He has a late tail and nice downward plane on his fastball. Curve: It’s a curve/slider/slurve and it’s a plus pitch when it’s on. Changeup: He has a changeup, but it’s behind the fastball and breaking pitch at this point. Cutter: Bachanov has a usable cutter.
UPDATE #2: Eddy @ BA:
The Angels’ top pick in the ’07 draft, reliever Jon Bachanov follows the Bobby Jenks career path from Anaheim to Chicago. Though he hasn’t quite reached Jenks-ian proportions, Bachanov does stand in at 6-foot-4, 230 pounds and he does bring the heat.