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July 21, 2016 6:00 am

Eyewitness Accounts: July 21, 2016


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Eyes on J.P. Crawford, Jesse Winker, Felix Jorge and more.

Rogelio Armenteros

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April 26, 2016 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: April 26, 2016


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Notes on Austin Riley, Edmundo Sosa, Daz Cameron and more.

Austin Riley, 3B, Atlanta Braves (Low-A Rome)

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Notes on Grant Holmes, Jeff Hoffman, and more.

Grant Holmes, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers (High-A Rancho Cucamonga)
The Dodgers’ first-rounder in 2014, Holmes picked a gnarly, damp night for his California League debut. That context may have contributed to a longer loosening than he’s used to, as he came out sitting 91-92 with his four-seam fastball and struggled to locate it in the first inning. He also hung a pair of curveballs at 82 and 83, costing himself a run. He quickly settled in, however, bumping up to 92-94 for the rest of his five innings and topping out at 95. The fastball has a tick of arm-side run and plenty of late life from his high-three-quarters slot thanks to premium arm speed. He worked in a two-seam complement at 87-90 mph with greater frequency as the outing wore on, and the pitch showed strong sinking action with greater arm-side run off the same plane. Holmes’ curveball wandered between 79-85 with consistent arm speed and action. He tunnels it well off his fastball, and the pitch shows 11-5 action with depth and hard break at the upper end of the velocity spectrum. He only threw a couple 86 mph changeups in this outing.

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