JAMES McDONALD, RHP
Team: Double-A Jacksonville (Southern)
Why He's Here: 0-0, 2.25, 12 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 HR, 1 HBP, 2 BB, 11 SO
The Scoop: An improved changeup has helped McDonald complement his plus curveball and his fastball this season, leading to 79 strikeouts in 79 1/3 innings along with 25 walks and a 3.52 ERA. "Right now it seems like he's going with his changeup," Jacksonville pitching coach Glenn Dishman said. "His curveball has such tight spin and such big break that hitters have a tough time hitting it and kind of lay off it just a little bit right now, and umpires have a tough time calling it for a strike. Even though it is a strike, sometimes they're not quite sure of the strike zone with the pitch.".