#38 Patrick Keating
Acquired: 20th Round of 2009 Amateur Draft
From: Harrisburg, IL
Patrick Keating entered Spring Training in 2011, with an outside shot at cracking the Major League bullpen. This wasn't an absurd possibility considering the Florida product was coming off a 2010 campaign that saw in K 12.2 batters per 9 innings in Wilmington and Northwest Arkansas. But after getting knocked around a bit in the Cactus League he was ticketed for a return to Springdale in 2011.
Unfortunately, Keating struggled in 2011 and battled some injuries, which never allowed him to push for Kansas City. Keating still has a mid 90s fastball and at times will flash a very good slider. Keating still needs to improve before he can be a mid league arm. But eventually he could develop into a very solid member of the bullpen.