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Why did Davidson go to Yakima while Borchering went to Missoula if Borchering is the better prospect and Davidson is a project?
Thanks for the interview, David. It's worth noting that Rogers didn't actually pitch out the bullpen this year; he started, but was on a very strict pitch count, so his innings totals resemble those of a reliever.
You also spelled the Kusnicks' name wrong.
How about listing the players' number of stars from last year in addition to their previous rank?
If Bullock's changeup is so good, would the Twins consider trying him as a starter, especially considering they were willing to do so with Gutierrez?
What, no Brewers pitchers? Shocking.
Apparently this is not the year we see Angel Salome in action with the Toros del Este.
Mid-level Brewers prospects Wily Peralta and Amaury Rivas are also pitching for the Gigantes del Cibao.
"He's a better player, both offensively and defensively, than Hardy"
The first part of this (offensively) is probably not true, at least in the present, and in any case cannot be stated with anywhere near that certainty. Escobar's great, but that's overselling him.
Yeah, I fondly remember the days when Jackie Rexrode broke the stats barrier.
Do you prefer Scarpetta or Wily Peralta?
Vitters promoted to Daytona.
Vitters also made three errors on Friday.
Kentrail Davis (1s/Brewers) and Brian Goodwin (17/White Sox).
I don't know much about the Sharks, but definitely go to Flaming Amy's.
Hey, good call on Prince! :) Can you elaborate on what scouts are saying about his defense? You said in your draft review that he had "true shortstop tools".
As for Salome, he's got a 932 OPS in June and 13 XBH, after registering only five in the first two months of the season. The problem, as it always has been, is his defense. Manager Don Money indicated that Salome wouldn't be ready next year even, and only "maybe" ready in 2011.
Read the whole article and not just the Mike Trout part.
You can find Dopirak's splits dating back to 2005 here.
Haha, absolutely. It's just interesting given the scouting reports and surprising placement.
Also, you indicated in the other article that Sanchez being issued travel documents might legitimize his age; does the fact that he was in Minneapolis lend credence to his claims?
Like you said in your last article, if Sanchez turns out to not be 16, he'd be suspended for a year and then sign next year, right?
"MLB doesn't allow over-slot deals, even the smallest ones, to be announced pre-deadline"
Isn't that only true for bonuses a certain amount over slot, like $250K over? Tony Sanchez's bonus was actually ~$125K over slot, and it was announced.
How about Cameron Garfield? The Brewers took two high school hitters with their back-to-back picks in the second round; Max Walla was supposed to be the bat-first slugger and Garfield the good defensive catcher with questions about his bat, and yet Garfield started a level above Walla and only went 5-5 in his pro debut yesterday.
Are the Brewers still interested in Jose Pena and Jacob Beltre? Anyone else they're tied to?
Barnese is in today's MLU:
Montgomery's ceiling is higher than Melville's?
Not to mention his .470 BABIP. Luck- and park-adjusted line, courtesy of Minor League Splits: .253/.333/.341.
$1.5M for an international prospect from the Brewers would be a huge splash.
Though I should note that Cain will be back sometime soon, which perhaps means he'll be promoted to AAA upon his return.
Schafer just got promoted to AA, so I'd have to say yes to that one. The Brewers must love him. He doesn't walk much, so I hope he can keep hitting, but he plays plus defense, so there's a lot to like there.
Really? Cutter Dykstra was the best you could come up with for "Movin' On Up"? Given that he was, you know, demoted, that seems pretty silly. I think third-round CF Logan Schafer, hitting .308/.340/.452 in the FSL with good defense, was probably a better choice for that spot.
Also, Josh Lindblom's ERA may be 4.78, but since this is Baseball Prospectus and all, perhaps digging a little deeper and mentioning his 33/7 K/BB in 37.2 innings with 35 hits and 2 HR allowed would have been warranted. That doesn't seem so disappointing, does it?
How about Chris Dennis? Two homers yesterday off JC Sulbaran gives him a .415/.468/.829 line in the 12 games since he got called up to Wisconsin. Got a scouting report on him?
Dominican kid the Brewers signed for $450K in 2006. He missed all of 2007 with TJ surgery, but he's got a 94 mph fastball and a good slider. He's 20 in the MWL this year and has a 40/10 K/BB in 36 innings with 29 hits allowed.
Next week: Wily Peralta.
Is this article a retrospective or something? I don't understand the "looking back" part; if you wanted to switch Dunn out for Braun, why didn't you just do it?
Patton is so good, he's a full EAR below Van Gogh.
Timber Rattlers manager Jeff Isom on Lawrie's defense:
"Seeing his first few games in spring training, I thought ‘Wow, this could be interesting this season,’" Isom said. "But he’s such a great athlete. He’s taken to it. He’s made himself into a pretty good second baseman.
"You see the improvement on a daily basis. What makes him so special is you can tell him what he’s doing wrong and then he adapts and changes right away. He applies everything that you say right away. You won’t have to tell him a second time, whether it’s positioning or the little nuances of the game. He makes adjustments on the fly, picks up things, retains information and throw in he’s a great athlete in there. The kid’s done a great job and continues to improve daily."
Yeah, I don't really get "laughable". I'm not a scout, but if the kid really is that bad, he should stick out like a sore thumb to even non-trained observers, and neither I nor anyone else I've talked to that's caught a T-Rats game this year have found his defense nearly that offensive. He seemed to move around pretty well out there and has quite the arm, though that's obviously not much of a consideration at second.
Can you elaborate on just what is so risible about Lawrie's defense, Kevin?
Sure, you said "major"--in the context of stating that Miami University was named after the city of Miami, Florida, which is blatantly wrong.
Since it doesn't detract at all from my point, I hardly think that my error of referencing the non-existent city of Miami, Ohio compares with yours.
Braun had an MRI today that revealed no structural damage.
Sorry, you're right. I just saw the Miami, Ohio link on the Miami disambiguation page on Wikipedia and assumed that's where Miami University was. As it turns out:
"Miami was the name of two towns located in Erie County and Lucas County; however, the exact location of either is unknown."
Do you think Braun getting that HBP from Jeff Karstens right between his shoulder blades contributed to the aggravation/movement of his lingering intercostal strain?
Doing some research before opening your mouth would help you not look stupid. Not only is there a city of Miami in Ohio, it and the university there are named after the Miami tribe of Native Americans that was local to the Ohio/Indiana/Michigan area.
Miami, Florida, on the other hand, is named after the unrelated tribe of Mayaimi Native Americans.
"Velocity is usually there, even when you are 'off.'"
Is that true? It sounds right, but how about going through the logs of pitchers we strongly suspect weren't injured and seeing how their fastball distributions vary?
"Keeping them down now affects arb eligibility only."
That's not true. Gamel got 28 days of service time last year. He needs to stay down until ~May 15th to delay his free agency.
The bus hit Dale Sveum?
\"Promissory estoppel prevents one party from withdrawing a promise made to a second party if the latter has reasonably relied on that promise and acted upon it to his detriment.\"
What is the scope of that detriment? Because if the detriment is that the contracts are voided, the two outcomes of that can be pretty clearly shown to NOT be a detriment; free agency = tons more money, and going back into the draft = at least arguably more money, see Hochevar.
Haha, fair enough Kevin. See you tomorrow then.
How do you like Lambo compared to the guy drafted 15 picks and born 20 days after him, Caleb Gindl? They aren\'t comparable physically, since Gindl is really short, but Gindl also had a strong A-ball season (.307/.388/.474) and like Lambo is left-handed.
According to the Brewers broadcast, he has tightness in his left groin.
I hate it when my left groin seizes up.
Ben Sheets just left his start after 5 innings and 54 pitches. No reason given yet.