Wednesday Journal is following former area ballplayers as they try to make it to the majors. Every week the Watch has been keeping readers updated on their progress. Stats are through Sunday.

Derek Schlecker won’t pitch again this season due to elbow tendonitis, he said in an e-mail last week. Schlecker said he is 100 percent and has been shut down as a precaution. The former Huskie hasn’t pitched since Aug. 18. Orem begins the rookie Pioneer League championship series today.

Note: Next week the Watch will conclude with a season wrap-up and look ahead to where area prospects will play next season.

-Daniel Heim

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