The Herts Falcons have announced the acquisition of right-handed pitcher, Jordan Farkas.
The 28-year-old American from Anchorage, Alaska, comes with an impressive CV and experience at a very high level in various leagues in the US.
Between 2003 and 2010 he played for the Hornets in the Anchorage Adult League. During that period he has proven to be one of the top performers in the league among the leaders in various pitching categories. In 2009 he had ERA 0.63 (1st), 4 Wins (1st), WHIP 0.95 (3rd), 35 strikeouts (2nd) and to top it all off his team won the Championship in that season.
Between 2004 and 2007 he pitched for Division III, Whitworth Pirates(Whitworth College). In 2006 he played for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots, a team which has seen a large number of its players progress to play in MLB. This includes players like Mark McGwire (St Louis Cardinals), Jacoby Ellsbury (Boston Red Sox), J.T. Snow (San Francisco Giants), Mark Pelfrey (New York Mets) among many others.
With the unrelenting announcements of new arrivals, Herts is starting to look formidable and Farkas agrees. “I am looking forward to playing for Herts this year. We have a great group of guys with a lot of talent, and I am looking forward to seeing the great things we will bring to the field as a team” he said.
The Falcons now have a star-studded list of potential starting pitchers, but who will be the starting pitcher in the Opening game of 2012? Falcons Manager, Lee Manning, will have the enjoyable task of finding an answer to that question. It will all be revealed this Sunday as the show begins.