Brewers take former A’s pitcher in 5th round
Posted: June 8, 2013
One of the Milwaukee Brewers’ newest draft picks once wore a Sheboygan A’s uniform.
Joshua Uhen, who went to the Brewers in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball draft, pitched in two games for the A’s back in 2010, according to Denny Moyer, the club’s general manager.
Despite limited action — he pitched only about 6.1 innings, Moyer said — he still registered an impressive 12 strikeouts.
His only recorded win for the A’s — he finished his short stint with the team with a 1-0 record — came in August 2010. Uhen threw 10 strikeouts, surrendered four hits and allowed three walks in six innings to help lead Sheboygan to a 13-0 win over the Oshkosh Giants, according to Sheboygan Press Media archives.
Uhen graduated from Oshkosh North before playing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He finished the 2013 season with a 3.80 ERA and a 1-0 record for the Panthers after throwing more than 21 innings with 17 hits and 12 runs allowed.
Information posted about him on the MLB draft page says “Uhen has plenty of arm strength, with a fastball that can sit at around 94 mph and touch as high as 97 mph at times.”
Some of his pitches “are still works in progress, though both his changeup and slider could be Major League average in the future,” his draft bio adds.
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