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September 7, 2011

Future Shock Blog

Minor League Update: Games of September 6

by Kevin Goldstein

The Florida State League is the only full-season league to begin their post-season the day after the regular season, while the Pioneer League always gets the message that the season is over a couple of days late.

Regular Season (don't ask me why, but the Pioneer League goes a couple extra days)

  • James Baldwin, OF, Dodgers (Rookie-level Ogden): 3-for-4, HR (10), 2 R, 2 RBI, K. Numbers have dropped from early season surge; .249/.344/.487 line still shows value of secondary skills.
  • Tony Cingrani, LHP, Reds (Rookie-level Billings): 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10. Third-round pick ends debut with some crazy numbers including a 1.75 ERA with 80 strikeouts and six walks in 51.1 innings; Fastball is plus or more, secondary offerings lag behind.
  • Robert Maddox, 1B, Reds (Rookie-level Billings): 2-for-4, 2B, HR (15), 2 R, 2 RBI, K. Nearly 23-year-old 2010 draftee has plus-plus raw power and little idea at the plate; .283/.322/.551 with 71 strikeouts and eight unintentional walks in 254 at-bats.

Playoffs

  • Reggie Golden, OF, Cubs (Short-season Boise): 2-for-3, HR (1), R, RBI, K. 2010 draftee showed great tools and tons of rawness during regular season; .242/.332/.420 in 64 games.
  • Dae-Eun Rhee, RHP, Cubs (High-A Daytona): 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K. 22-year-old Tommy John survivor had solid return this year, pitching especially well late in the year. Average velocity but good control and a plus changeup.
  • Cory Vaughn, OF, Mets (High-A St. Lucie): 2-for-4, K. Was a constant fixture in the dailies during the first half of the season, then hit just .219/.308/.395 following his promotion.

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