Your Toronto Blue Jays selected / stole Matt Daly in the 13th round, 399th overall, of the 2008 Amateur Draft. This year in High A ball he set new single-season team marks for both saves and appearances with 31 and 56 respectively. He was named a first-half Florida State League All-Star and was the winner of the COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD. Click here for the details on his award. Matt was also chosen to play in the AFL starting October 12th with the Peoria Javelinas.
I checked up on his stats and made a few notes:
- He has struck out a batter an inning since 2006
- He has served up only 2 home runs in his 3 years of pitching as a pro
- He is particularly nasty when facing right handed hitters.
In the first interview they discuss what types of things he looks for in the first 6 innings of a game to get an edge. He also talks about how his teammates in the bullpen keep him updated on the game situation while he's warming up to go in.
In the second interview, Matt goes into length about what the full experience is like when he is pitching for a save. Great stuff.