Last night at this time, Chris Volstad was a member of the Carolina Mudcats. A tall (6’7″), slim (190 lbs.) righthander, he was 4-4 with a 3.36 ERA in 91 innings.
Just hours ago, Volstad arrived in Denver as the newest member of the Florida Marlins. He was put into the game against the Rockies to start the fifth inning with the Fish trailing 4-3; when he left two innings later, they led 5-4 en route to a 10-5 win, the first of Volstad’s major league career.
Volstad was Florida’s first round pick (16th overall) in the 2005 draft and was listed by Baseball America as the team’s top prospect. He will remain in the major leagues and is expected to join the starting rotation, with his first outing likely to come against the Dodgers on Friday.