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June 25, 2014 6:33 am

Notes from the Field: International League Notes

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Al Skorupa

In-person looks at several Triple-A assets of the Reds, Red Sox, White Sox, and Yankees.

Erik Johnson, RHP, White Sox (Triple-A Charlotte)
Large-framed right-hander with high waist and strong trunk and legs; body a little soft but strong and durable. High-3/4 delivery; stays closed and has some natural deception; hides ball; stabs behind back but recovers well; repeats delivery fairly well. Creates velocity more with muscle than arm speed. Pitches with good plane; commanding mound presence.

Sinker/Cutter mold. FB 87-90 heavy with sink; topped out at 90 (five times). Average fastball in general; fringe-average velo and command. Reluctant to pitch inside; better FB command to glove side. Cutter 83-85; above-average pitch; 10-4 movement with some depth; commands well and can throw for strikes but doesn’t miss many bats; suffers from “cutteritis”—was overly reliant on cutter to detriment of his other pitches. CB 72-73; shallow and soft 11-5 breaker; doesn’t miss bats and doesn’t invite batters to chase; soft “show me” pitch thrown as a surprise for strikes in FB counts. CH 78-80; rarely used and showed very little confidence in; flashed some drop in warmups but was firm and up in the game. Fairly quick to the plate (typically 1.30–1.40 range). Big, strong, durable kid who keeps the ball down but gets by on soft contact and groundballs; doesn’t miss enough bats. No. 5 starter.


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April 16, 2014 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: Notes from Five Leagues

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Al Skorupa, Jeff Moore and Ethan Purser

Notes on 19 players from nine teams in five leagues. Be impressed.

(Al Skorupa)

3B Maikel Franco (Phillies)

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April 24, 2013 5:00 am

Sobsequy: International Feel, Vol. 1

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Adam Sobsey

Detailed takes on Jake Odorizzi, Ernesto Mejia, and Jared Mitchell.

This is the first installment in a regular series of detailed player evaluations from Triple-A (east of the Mississippi).

Jake Odorizzi, Rays. It’s easy to misperceive Odorizzi as a second-tier prospect, and not only because he is overshadowed by Wil Myers, the big cookie in the prize package the Rays received from Kansas City for James Shields. It’s also easy to short Odorizzi because he isn’t a power arm. He essentially takes the Tampa Bay system baton from Alex Cobb, who got it from Jeremy Hellickson. All three of these pitchers work most comfortably around 90 mph and rely on location and variation; all are soft-spoken (two are Midwesterners); and all are fiercer competitors than they might seem at first.

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