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Betancourt traded

July 23, 2009
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RHP Rafael Betancourt has been traded to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Class A RHP Connor Graham.

Graham is 23-year-old pitcher who's a native of Bowling Green and a Miami of Ohio alum, who possesses a big 6'7", 235 lbs. body. He is 7-4 with a 3.14 ERA, 87 strikeouts and 41 walks in 80 1/3 innings pitched (16 starts). His ERA is the sixth-best in the league, and he's limited the opposition to a .225 average against, with just two homers allowed. He is 3-0 with a 0.59 ERA over his last three starts.

Following the '08 season, Baseball America named him the 12th-best prospect in the Rockies' organization.

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