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May 7, 2012 7:28 am

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack

27

Kevin Goldstein

Interesting backstories dominate after this weekend's games, with surprise performances, defensive shifts, reclaimed prospect status, disappointing contracts, and accelerated big-league arrivals all on display.

Matt Barnes, RHP, Red Sox (High-A Salem)
Throughout the entire month of April, it was pretty clear that Barnes didn't belong in Low-A, as the 2011 first-round pick allowed just one run over 26 2/3 innings while striking out 42. On Saturday, Barnes showed that he might not belong in High-A either, as he whiffed 12 over six four-hit innings in his Carolina League debut. Just as important as the numbers, Barnes has started to break out the secondary stuff, as after relying primarily on a fastball that can touch 97 in Greenville, he was generating swings and misses with a curveball that has been an inconsistent pitch in the past. His ceiling hasn't changed yet, but his timetable is quickly accelerating.


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Let's keep it short. Let's just do an intimate show. Those were my thoughts heading into Thursday night, and all I really learned is that Jason and I don't know how to stop talking. Our listeners came up big in the email department, we have lots of prospects to talk about, and with the Cubs signing Gerardo Concepcion and the Josh Hamilton story breaking, we had some current events to discuss as well. As always, we hope you enjoy.

Let's keep it short. Let's just do an intimate show. Those were my thoughts heading into Thursday night, and all I really learned is that Jason and I don't know how to stop talking. Our listeners came up big in the email department, we have lots of prospects to talk about, and with the Cubs signing Gerardo Concepcion and the Josh Hamilton story breaking, we had some current events to discuss as well. As always, we hope you enjoy.

Note: We do alert you to the presence of the occasional adult language and subject matter. Don't say we didn't warn you.

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