Abe Woody, who had himself been promoted to Tucson earlier this season, earns
recognition for the magnificent season he has enjoyed at the Double-A level.
At the time of his selection as an All-Star replacement, Woody held a 1.17 ERA
and .153 BAA even though he was 1-3. Last year at Mobile, Woody went 8-6
with 5 saves, a 4.58 ERA, and a .302 BAA. Those 14 decisions were third on
the BayBears despite his not making a single start in 2007.
Woody's stay at Triple-A this year was not a successful one, as he allowed
nearly 50 base runners to reach safely in under 20 innings of work. That
led to a 7.45 ERA for his time with the Sidewinders.
Early indications are that Reid Mahon's stay in Triple-A will fare better, as
he tossed a no-hit, two-inning save in his Sidewinders debut. Combined
between the two levels, Mahon now has a sub-3.00 ERA and is a perfect 19-for-19
in save opportunities.