Senior Minor League writer Dustin Mattison takes a look at nine Cardinals farmhands making a…
Coultas Battling Back
Every ballplayer will endure an injury at some point in his career. It is almost unrealistic to think otherwise. However, for some injuries creep up at simply the most inopportune time. Such is the case for Binghamton right-hander Ryan Coultas. Coultas, 28, was in the midst of a reinvigorating his career when a labrum injury in his pitching shoulder popped up early in the 2009 season, sidelining him through at least the first six weeks It required a lot of dedication and fight for Coultas to climb as high as he did before going down 11 starts into his 2009 season. Coultas' name is little known outside the close radius of the Mets organization, but his story is one of atypical success despite recent setbacks. Coultas, originally drafted in the sixth round of the 2004 Draft, is one of few who successfully moved from the infield to the mound to become a legit prospect. That is exactly what Coultas achieved. He reached as a high as Binghamton as a utility infielder, appearing in...
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