Wednesday, December 23, 2009

2009 Trenton Thunder Wilkins Arias

Who is this? Wilkins Arias, a minor league pitcher

What is this? Another autographed card from the 2009 Trenton Thunder team set

Where'd I get it? I got the card signed at a Trenton Thunder game this summer

How much did it cost? The team set cost $10

Why is this so special? I scanned this one because I confused Wilkins Arias with Wilkins De La Rosa, who is actually on the Yankees 40-man roster. (What are the odds of having two left-handed pitchers named Wilkins on the same team?)

Arias had a 5-4 record with a 3.65 ERA in relief for Trenton this year, but at age 29 he's unlikely to reach the majors. He walked 3.2 batters per nine innings, so that won't exactly help his cause. He did strike out 9.6 batters per nine innings.

Arias has a neat looking autograph, but he's left out a few letters to save space or time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Verizon sponsored the set? That is very interesting.