Shorebird of the week 4-6-2006

Josh Potter, pictured at left as Juan Gutierrez looks on.

This will be a regular Thursday feature as I briefly profile one of our local hometown ballplayers. Tonight’s first SotW is pitcher Josh Potter, pictured here last May 15th. Potter is one of a handful of holdovers from the 2005 Shorebirds, and had a relatively decent season here, wrapping up the campaign with a 4-3 record, a 4.63 ERA, and a solid 67-25 ratio of strikeouts to walks.

Potter was drafted in the 23rd round out of Phillipsburg High School in Osceola, PA back in 2001. As with many pitchers who come right out of high school, he’s slowly moved up the system and this will be his fifth season in the Orioles organization. However, he still has some time to develop and move ahead in the system, as Saturday will be his 23rd birthday.

Although last year’s photo has him wearing #28, the roster this season shows him with #27.

Author: Michael

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