The future of the Arizona Diamondbacks just keeps looking brighter and brighter.
Class A pitcher David Holmberg, the 2009 2nd round pick that the D-Backs received in last year's Edwin Jackson trade, is in the midst of a stunning streak. After striking out 10 in seven shutout innings yesterday, the nineteen-year old lefthander extended his scoreless inning streak to 27 innings. The remarkable run stretches over four straight starts, and has lowered Holmberg's ERA to an impressive 2.61.
"I've been working on some things on the side with our pitching coach and I've been able to get outs with all my pitches lately -- fastball, slider, curve, changeup," Holmberg told MinorLeagueBaseball.com. "Things are going really well right now, obviously."
Initially thought to be a throw-in to the deal that brought D-Backs phenom Daniel Hudson to the desert, Holmberg continues to turn heads as he dominates the Midwest League. If the youngster can keep it up, Arizona's enviable stable of young arms -- including Hudson, Ian Kennedy, Jarrod Parker, Tyler Skaggs, Pat Corbin, and 2011 first-round picks Trevor Bauer and Archie Bradley -- will someday strike fear into the heart of the MLB.