This Friday Trenton Thunder is hosting a Paint the Park Pink night in partnership with Radiology Affiliates Images to help spread breast cancer awareness. You can see that not only are they auctioning off the jersey’s worn during the game, but as well the first 1,000 fans are going to get a commemorative hat (that’s the cherry on top of the sundae if you ask me).
Fresh off the heels of Mothers Day, this is a smart choice for a themed night, but it’s also cool in the sense that pink jerseys are reserved for October, so this is a neat little break from the norms of baseball. Here’s an image of pink jerseys the Thunder wore in 2011, as you can see even though the theme is the same, the jersey has changed.
The Thunder are the AA Affiliate of the New York Yankees, playing in the Eastern Division of the Eastern League, having been an affiliate of the Yankees since 2003 and play their games at Arm & Hammer Park. Today’s featured prospects are Cale Coshow and David Kubiak.
Coshow was drafted by the Yankees in the 13th round of 2013 Amateur Draft out of Oklahoma Christian. Baseball Prospectus has his fastball at a grade of
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Which puts him at best to be a middle reliever, which is the role he plays at with the Thunder, posting an ERA of 2.99 over four seasons in the Yankees Farm System.
Kubiak is back in organized ball after spending four years playing independent ball in the Atlantic League. Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2011, Kubiak spent just one year in organized ball before going to play in the independent leagues.
In those five seasons Kubiak has gone 18-12 with a 2.44 ERA, while striking out 243 over 210 innings of work. At 26 years old, his time to make it to the big leagues is getting dimmer by the inning pitched.