Feature Stories from the 2019 West Virginia Power season
Bryan Pall has waited three years to make his professional debut. After injuring himself during his final season at Michigan, the right-hander had to work tirelessly and patiently through more than two years of rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery after being drafted in 2017. However, he maneuvered his way through every obstacle and turned in one of the most outstanding campaigns in the Minor Leagues in 2019. Here’s how it happened.
A player’s third year in the Minor Leagues is usually a pivotal one. They have had time to learn and adjust to the unique minutiae of being a professional baseball player. They have been given a grace period to show what raw talent they possess and how they can fine tune their abilities through precise instruction from coaches and coordinators. Essentially, they have been preparing for a presentation. As year three rolls around, it’s time to put up or shut up (or in baseball terms, be released).