Earlier this week I posted that Wendell Fairely was going to make his debut in the AZL later this month. It turns out I was wrong and that Fairely is going to turn up in the Northwest League with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. An article detailing the S-K roster popped up today and Fairely is on the list. It’s anyones guess when he actually gets into a game or how healthy he is, but it’s a good sign that he’s on the roster.
Prospects that I’ve be following in S-K are: Wilber Bucardo (supposedly throws a wicked sinker, excelled in the AZL), Edwin Quirarte (5th overall draft pick from this years draft), Wendell Fairely (whenever he plays!), Kelvin Marte (struck out 91 in 61 innings in the DSL), and Michael Ambort (intriguing catching prospect, has had health problems).
Edit: It looks like Fairely might still be with the AZL Giants. After re-reading the S-K article, it only says that Wendell was “expected” to join the Volcanoes. I take it he’s still with the AZL Giants and waiting for their season to start. This is like a bad episode of Where in the World is Carmen San Diego. Hopefully we can track down Wendell soon. He’s actually listed on both the Volcanoes and AZL Giants rosters on MILB.com.