Michael Choice has grasped the #3 spot on the AN CPL, with Brad Peacock becoming our latest greatest nominee for the voting round.
Peacock, acquired in the Gio Gonzalez trade last off season, severely under performed with the Rivercats this year. After a 2011 campaign that saw him throw up a 2.01 ERA in AA, a 3.19 ERA in AAA, and a 0.75 ERA in 2 starts for the Nationals, Peacock fell back, failing to make the big league rotation for the A's and posting a 6.01 ERA (4.26 FIP) in 134.2 IP for the Rivercats.
Peacock will need to have a solid season in AAA to push him to Oakland, but if he can produce some solid numbers, and a few injuries before him, might allow him to see some MLB time in 2013. Still, I am leery. I fear that Peacock might become the pitching equivalent to Michael Taylor, a prospect that was awesome till he reached the A's system, then struggled for seemingly no reason. At least he didn't pull a Dan Meyer.