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The Mickey Storey story.

Just a few facts pulled together from the last five years.  I hope you like.

Mickey Storey

Storey is the grandson of one of the most successful college baseball coaches from “the swamps of Jersey,” Eddie Lyons.  Eddie is in the Cape Cod League Hall of Fame. If you knew all the Major Leaguers he coached there, you’d understand why. Coach Lyons never screwed up good talent.

All American Mickey Storey (2005).  Storey's 1.70 ERA is a school-record for a single-season, and ranked fifth in the nation for the 2005 season among pitchers on the Division I level.  

In 2007: Made five appearances during the year...recorded a 3-0 record... Went five innings, allowing three hits and no earned runs with eight strikeouts in a victory over Miss. Valley St... Went five innings allowing three hits and one earned run with eight strikeouts in a victory over Cincinnati... Was the winning pitcher in a 9-6 win over no.17 Oklahoma St. going 7.2 innings with 12 strikeouts while scattering 11 hits and allowing four earned runs... Went 6.1 innings and allowed two runs while getting a no decision in a 4-2 loss to Rice... Got a no-decision while going 5.1 innings and allowing three earned runs in the Owls' 12-3 win over Villanova... Posted a 37/5 strikeout to walk ratio on the season... Missed most of the season due to injury... Utilzed a medical redshirt season... Chosen by the Minnesota Twins in the 22nd round of 2007 MLB First Year Player Draft.

Athletics | Team agrees to terms with Storey
Tue, 10 Jun 2008 20:24:53 -0700

Mychael Urban, of MLB.com, reports the Oakland Athletics agreed to terms with P Mickey Storey (Florida Atlantic) Tuesday, June 10. Storey was selected in the 31st round of the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“After being injured for my last two years at FAU it’s really good to be playing on a regular basis and staying out of the training room,” Storey said.
                                    
At the start of the 2009 season, Mickey Storey was a forgotten man. A 2008 31st round pick out of Florida Atlantic University, Storey had a relatively nondescript professional debut in 2008 when he posted a 3.27 ERA in 22 relief innings for the A’s Rookie League team. When Storey was assigned to extended spring training at the start of 2009, it appeared that his career with the A’s might be stalled before it even really got started.

Storey quickly changed the minds of the powers-that-be in the A’s organization, however. He was given a shot at full-season baseball in mid-May with the Low-A Kane County Cougars and he got off to a terrific start with the Cougars, saving nine games and allowing only one run and one walk in 17.1 innings. From that moment on, Storey was a player on the rise. He moved up to High-A Stockton, where he posted a 2.28 ERA with nine saves in 23.2 innings. Storey also made two shut-out appearances with Triple-A Sacramento and then was sent to Double-A Midland for the final few weeks of the season.

He helped to stabilize the Rockhounds’ bullpen by tossing 7.2 shut-out innings in the season’s final few weeks. Midland clinched a spot in the post-season during the season’s final weekend and wound-up winning the Texas League championship. Storey played a big role in the Rockhounds’ post-season success, as he pitched in six of the team’s eight games.

All in all, Storey finished the regular season with a 1.22 ERA, 18 saves and 71 strike-outs with only eight walks in 51.2 innings. Storey was scheduled to attend the A’s Instructional League after the season was over, but when a spot opened in the Arizona Fall League, Storey once again was given an opportunity to raise his profile. Thus far, Storey has found similar success in the AFL to what he found during the regular season. In 10.1 innings, Storey has struck-out 12 and has walked three. His ERA is 4.35, but four of the five runs he has allowed came in one outing that lasted two-thirds of an inning. In the remaining 9.2 innings, he has given up only five hits, one run and no homeruns with those 12 strike-outs.

Storey opened the 2010 season in Midland.  His line so far:
Games - 3, IP - 5.1,  ERA - 0.00,  BB- 1,  SO - 6

I am such a sucker for the promise of the future, and the rest of the story.

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