Oklahoma Gazzette (Bill Peterson)---
"With the second pick of the 2009 Amateur Baseball Draft, the Oklahoma City Fire Hawks select Marcus Wagner, shortstop from Bancroft High School."
"With the third pick of the 2009 Amateur Baseball Draft, the Oklahoma City Fire Hawks select Tyrone Frey, second baseman from Crossroads Alternative High School."
With those two statements, made within three minutes of each other, our beloved Oklahoma City re-entered major league baseball. When the Fire Hawks relocated to our city, their draft history was five consecutive years of pitchers being the number one pick. So why, with a new city to call home, did they draft middle infield.
"With our scouting, we were taking a look at the fact that our ML roster average age is 27.5 years, and our middle infield is 29.2 years old. We looked at these two as they played in the national AAU tourney and realized that they could become our foundation for many years to come.", said GM Reigny.
Sources inside the club expects them to be assigned to AA and if they progress as believed, they might even be September call ups.
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