With nearly two months of the 2012 regular season in the books, the sample sizes by which we can…
Walz Making His Mark With Stockton
The Oakland A's minor league system has had numerous superb pitching performances throughout the organization thus far in 2012. Stockton Ports' right-hander T.J. Walz, a former Kansas Jayhawk, has earned the right to be mentioned amongst the elite pitching prospects within the A's farm system and he has established himself as the Ports early season ace. The Nebraska native attended Skutt High School in Omaha, where he guided his ballclub to a third-place statewide finish during his senior season. The two-time Academic All-State honoree drew the interest of college programs with his sheer prowess for the sport, which included a .337 average wielding a bat and a pitching resume that included 81 innings pitched, 136 strikeouts, 11-1 record and 1.81 ERA. Ultimately, Walz enrolled at the University of Kansas and would set the foundation for a career that would rival the best careers in the history of the Jayhawks baseball program. Walz would appear in 30 contests, including 21 starts...
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