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June 9, 2014

Minor League Update

Games of June 6-8

by Jeff Moore


Friday, June 6

Alberto Tirado, RHP, Blue Jays (Lansing, A-): 1 2/3 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 3 K. The first go-round in full-season ball hasn’t gone as the Blue Jays had planned for Tirado, who has had major difficulties throwing strikes. The talent is still there, so don’t get too worried about the results, as he’s hardly the first 19-year-old to have trouble with his control upon reaching the Midwest League.

Javier Baez, SS, Cubs (Iowa, AAA): 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 2 K. We’re going to see streaks from Baez throughout his career. It’s a part of his free-swinging ways. After his 11-game hitting streak toward the end of May, Baez then went three for his next 21. Then Friday happens. Even at his best, Baez should be full of ups and downs.

Jake Lamb, 3B, Diamondbacks (Mobile, AA): 2-4, 2 R, HR, 2 K. Few hitters, if any, are hotter than Lamb right now, who is seeing more and more of his doubles clear the fence.

Corey Seager, SS, Dodgers (Rancho Cucamunca, A+): 3-5, 2 R, 2 HR. There are a few prospects in the minors just begging for a promotion and Seager is one of them, if for no other reason than there’s just nothing left for him to prove in the California League. The jump to Chattanooga is a daunting one and it will provide a good test for his power. He hit another bomb on Sunday for good measure.

Adam Duvall, 3B, Giants (Fresno, AAA): 2-5, 2 R, 2B, HR, 2 K. Duvall has his flaws, but it’s tough to ignore 19 home runs, already two more than he hit last season. The PCL has that effect on hitters, especially those coming from Richmond, but it may be time to see just how real the power boost is, especially while Brandon Belt is out.

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dtothew

Always a pleasure, thanks Mr Moore!

Jun 09, 2014 04:59 AM
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Kyle Matte

Alberto Tirado was demoted to Vancouver over the weekend. He was young for the MWL but that's still not a great look. He's the second young upside arm (following Labourt much earlier) to be demoted off Lansing's roster.

Jun 09, 2014 05:16 AM
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Kyle Matte

Also, Aaron Sanchez pitched his ass off yesterday.

6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K. Threw 60 of 92 pitches for strikes (a good ratio for him), and induced 10 ground ball outs against just 2 fly outs.

Quite possibly the best start of his pro career. Here's hoping someone on the BP prospect team was in attendance!

Jun 09, 2014 05:18 AM
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OuagadougouGM

Hedges year isn't that underwhelming considering he's only 21, and San Antonio has historically been an extreme pitchers park.

Jun 09, 2014 06:19 AM
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BP staff member Jeff Moore
BP staff

That's fair. You're right, some context is required with his numbers.

Jun 09, 2014 06:21 AM
 
Ashitaka1110

Carlos Correa has eight SB over his last ten games. He's 20-for-24 in steals this season.

Guess he took people questioning his future range and run tool personally.

Jun 09, 2014 07:52 AM
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eyleraaron

It's true that these numbers are rather interesting. He's been clocked anywhere from 4.33 to 4.43 down the line, which would back up the questioning of his run tool especially as he fills out with muscle and moves up the chain.

I'd be curious to see if he outgrows SS and moves into 3B?

Either way, he's still 36/51 in three seasons between Rookie and "High A" so I wouldn't get too excited.

Jun 09, 2014 15:41 PM
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Nojsztat

Raimel Tapia had 5 hits on Saturday, including a walk-off home run.

Jun 09, 2014 11:42 AM
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bigpete123

robert refsnyder has had multiple hits in 7 straight games and 17 of his last 20 do you think his play this year in AA has changed your mind about his future potential role in the MLB

Jun 10, 2014 01:04 AM
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