AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Port Angeles minor leaguer profiled in FanGraphs

Run virtual marathon in support of Captain Joseph’s House Foundation

KENT — Popular baseball analytics website FanGraphs has profiled Texas Rangers minor league pitching prospect Cole Uvila, a 2012 Port Angeles High School graduate.

The profile, which dips into Uvila’s unlikely back story, can be found at tinyurl.com/PDN-UvilaBlog.

It also discusses the role that Kent’s Driveline Baseball training facility has played in his rise from junior college reserve to his status as the Rangers’ 36th-ranked prospect in their entire minor league organization.

The spin Uvila is able to put on his curveball also is discussed.

FanGraphs’ lead analyst Eric Longenhagen also said Uvila possesses “seemingly imminent big-league relevance.”

Run for Joe

PORT ANGELES — The ninth annual Run for Joe, a fundraiser for the Captain Joseph House Foundation, will be presented as part of the North Olympic Discovery Marathon’s virtual race in June.

Participants can choose from a full marathon, a half-marathon, 5- and 10-kilometer races and a Kids Marathon or even form five-person “virtual” relay teams.

To sign up for the marathon, visit nodm.com.

To sponsor a runner, visit runforjoe.com/sponsor-a-runner.

Donations also can be made to the Captain Joseph House Foundation through runforjoe.com.

Peninsula Daily News

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