Chris Peacock becomes a Pirate
Three independent seasons and six teams later, a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates is in the cards for Chris Peacock. It's been a long road for Peacock, who went undrafted out of the University of Mobile and at Faulkner State. His first two years spent in the Independent Pecos League and the North American Baseball League weren't anything to write home about. He went 4-4 with a 5.14 ERA his first year, 4-2, 7.65 the next. With experience you fine-tune your skills, and true talent emerges. 2014 was that for Peacock. He started the year off with the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings, winning a career best five games surrendering only nine runs in 36 innings and striking out a career-high 10.9 batters per nine innings. He joined the Wichita Wingnuts in August for the playoff push and went 2-0 in six games. During the Wingnuts trek to the 2014 American League Championship, he posted a 2.70 ERA in four games.