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Can he be a major-league pitcher?
Bierbrodt, who was the first amateur player ever drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks, has a career major-league ERA of 6.66 in 144 innings, mostly as a starting pitcher. After four years in the independent Atlantic League and a year apparently out of baseball, he returned to organized baseball with the Rockies organization in 2010 and the Orioles organization in 2011. In 2011, he had a 0.78 ERA in 23 innings at Bowie and a 6.17 ERA in 23 1/3 innings at Norfolk.
Bierbrodt’s future, if he has one, would be as a left-handed spot relief pitcher. At Norfolk, he walked 19 batters (18 unintentionally) in his 23 1/3 innings. I wouldn’t think he’s got an immediate short-term major-league future. He’s 33, and as of mid-February 2012 remains unsigned.