Former UCLA Pitcher David Huff Tabbed Cleveland Indians' Top Prospect

July 17, 2008

David Huff's Minor League Statistics
Huff's Star Shines Bright with Indians (view online article, July 22)

LOS ANGELES - Former UCLA left-handed pitcher David Huff has been named the top prospect in the Cleveland Indians' organization in the first half of the minor league season by Baseball America. Promoted to triple-A Buffalo from double-A Akron in May, Huff has compiled a 7-3 record and 2.48 earned-run average, totaling 110 strikeouts and 19 walks, in 108.2 innings between both teams this season.

Huff, who led the Bruins with 100 strikeouts in 129.2 innings in 2006, has tallied 48 strikeouts and five walks in 43.0 innings for Buffalo (2-2, 3.35 ERA). Most recently, Huff tossed five scoreless innings, scattering four hits while logging five strikeouts in a no-decision against Louisville on July 11.

The former UCLA standout began the 2008 season with Akron (double-A), registering a 5-1 record and 1.92 ERA. Huff totaled 62 strikeouts and 14 walks in 65.2 innings for the Aeros, limiting the opposition to a .189 batting average.

In his first career start at the triple-A level (vs. Rochester, June 6), Huff allowed one run and scatter three hits in six innings, totaling five strikeouts and one walk. Huff recorded nine strikeouts in seven scoreless innings at Louisville on June 21, holding the opposition to five hits without issuing a walk.

Huff, a supplemental first-round draft selection by Cleveland in June 2006, pitched for the Surprise Rafters in the Arizona Fall League (AFL) in the fall of 2007. A Huntington Beach, Calif., resident, Huff was selected to compete in the AFL's "Rising Stars Showcase" on Oct. 26, 2007.

Last season, Huff posted a 2.72 ERA and 4-2 record in 11 starts for the Kinston Indians (single-A). The left-hander totaled 46 strikeouts and 15 walks in 59.2 innings, limiting opponents to a .251 average before being sidelined the remainder of the season with an injury sustained in late May.

As a junior at UCLA in 2006, Huff became the first Bruin selected in the first round of the draft since 2000, when Josh Karp was chosen by the Montreal Expos in the first round. At UCLA, Huff hurled three complete games, posting a 2.98 ERA and 7-4 record in 16 starts while leading the Bruins to their first of three consecutive NCAA Regional appearances.

Huff transferred to UCLA after pitching for Cypress College in 2005 and UC Irvine in 2004.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 26
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
W, 7 - 6
Saturday, Feb 27
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
W, 19 - 0
Sunday, Feb 28
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
L, 2 - 6
Tuesday, Mar 01
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
L, 6 - 11
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Mississippi State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Oklahoma
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 3 (14)
Tuesday, Mar 08
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
L, 12 - 20
Friday, Mar 11
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 7
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 3
Friday, Mar 18
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Saturday, Mar 19
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5 (12)
Sunday, Mar 20
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 11 - 2
Thursday, Mar 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 1 - 6
Friday, Mar 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 4 - 3
Saturday, Mar 26
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 5 - 6
Tuesday, Mar 29
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
L, 7 - 14
Friday, Apr 01
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 1 - 9
Saturday, Apr 02
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 2 - 8
Sunday, Apr 03
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 3 - 5
Tuesday, Apr 05
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Thursday, Apr 07
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, Apr 08
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Tuesday, Apr 12
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Friday, Apr 15
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 1 - 0
Saturday, Apr 16
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 7 - 8
Sunday, Apr 17
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 4 - 7
Tuesday, Apr 19
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
W, 10 - 6
Thursday, Apr 21
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 3
Friday, Apr 22
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 1
Tuesday, Apr 26
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
L, 7 - 10
Friday, Apr 29
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 9
Sunday, May 01
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 10 - 3
Tuesday, May 03
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
W, 11 - 10
Friday, May 06
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 4
Saturday, May 07
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, May 08
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 1
Tuesday, May 10
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, May 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 5
Saturday, May 14
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3
Sunday, May 15
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 9
Tuesday, May 17
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
Friday, May 20
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 12
Saturday, May 21
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 10
Friday, May 27 - 4:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
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