This season, Gregerson made 53 of his 54 2007 appearances out of the Palm Beach Cardinals' pen, before joining Double-A Springfield in September. Overall, he posted a stellar 1.94 ERA, striking out 72 and walking 20 in 65 innings. Opposing batters managed to hit just .189 against him.
As Palm Beach's closer, Gregerson, 23, converted 27 of 31 save opportunities this season. The righty, taken in the 28th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, registered an out-of-this-world 2.82:1 ground out to fly out ratio. The Illinois native earned recognition as the Cardinals organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Month for August.
Gregerson did not allow a home run all season long – until he arrived in Arizona. Despite a slow start, Gregerson knows why he is in the AFL and what he needs to do to continue to improve. We discuss that and more in this exclusive audio interview.
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