Independent Baseball Insider – Vol. 12, No. 7, April 17, 2014
By Bob Wirz
While we cannot help but wonder who will be the next Independent player to get the thrilling call to the major leagues, it is encouraging to see recently-elevated players continuing to do well.
Entering play Thursday, major league rookie Ian Thomas, who truly emerged through Independent Baseball (Winnipeg 2009-11), had a 2.08 earned run average for his first six appearances with Atlanta.
(Fans may subscribe to this Independent Baseball Insider column, which will be published 36 times in 2014, at www.WirzandAssociates.com. Bob Wirz provides supplemental stories about Independent Baseball on his blog, www.IndyBaseballChatter.com. The author has 16 years of major league baseball experience with Kansas City and as chief spokesman for two Commissioners, and lives in Stratford, CT.)