Ray Winder Field, Little Rock, AR - 1B Casey Kotchman has been called up to the Anaheim Angels after Saturday night’s win over the Midland RockHounds. Kotchman becomes the first Traveler to be called directly to the Major Leagues since the affiliation began with the Angels for the 2001 season. Kotchman was called up because of a right hamstring injury suffered Saturday night by Angels 1B Darin Erstad.
Kotchman was hitting .368 with a .438OBP 3HR, 11 doubles, 18RBI's and 19 runs in 114 AB's for the Angels AA club this year. I'll try to find a better scouting report on him but this guy is supposed to be dynomite.
I have a good idea that if the club wanted to call up Kotchman he'll be playing a lot. They wouldn't just let him rot on the bench. I'll try to find more information as it comes.