Justin Beal is a 24-year-old right-handed relief pitcher currently playing with the Phillies Class A affiliate the Lakewood BlueClaws.
Drafted in the 28th round of the 2009 amateur draft out of Missouri Southern State, Beal went 3-1 with a 2.31 ERA in 20 total games with the Gulf Coast Phillies and the Williamsport CrossCutters last season.
Prior to his last 2 outings this season, in which Justin allowed 4 earned runs in 5 innings, he had posted a 2.15 ERA in 18 games since being promoted to Lakewood from short season Williamsport in June. In 24 total games between the 2 levels in 2010, Beal has posted a 3-4 record and a 2.77 ERA.
I had the opportunity last week to speak Justin about his success this year, his excitement for the playoffs, his family's baseball history and more. Check out the media player below to listen to the full interview.
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