Thursday, December 14, 2006

Soria Throws Perfect Game

Add Joakim Soria to the list of young arms that Dayton Moore has stockpiled since he came to Kansas City less than a year ago. The Royals selected Soria as a Rule 5 draft choice from San Diego and he’s already making noise in the Mexican Pacific League. The 22 year-old righty threw a perfect game on Saturday night—striking out nine guys in the process.

Here’s what Moore had to say about Soria: “I think (Soria’s) going to fit in well with some of the young arms we have coming into the organization. I think he’s got a chance, a year from now, to be mentioned in the same vein with some of our younger prospects. He could be that kinda guy for us.”

He’s 9-0 with a 1.77 ERA in the MPL and the beauty is—he took Runelvys Hernandez’s spot on the roster. Soria may or may not be ready for the major leagues yet, but I don’t see how he could have a worse season than Hernandez had last season (6.48 ERA in 21 starts).

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