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by craig
Fri May 11, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-11-18
Replies: 25
Views: 826

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-11-18

Life has been too crazy to read all of the nightly minor league discussion threads.

Has there been scouting info on swarmer? I assume he's standard 90-93 fastball/curve guy?
by craig
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-22-18
Replies: 21
Views: 740

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-22-18

"Expect" more, yes. But what you heard/reports was 90-92 early, and 88 late. That's about what we've gotten in his earlier bad outings, and as fast or faster than what we heard last summer. So yeah, we all want >92, and expect that based on #1 draft selection and pre-draft scouting reports...
by craig
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-22-18
Replies: 21
Views: 740

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-22-18

Thanks much for the Little report, Cubswin. 88-92 velocity is what Lester and Quintana use, to variable success I guess; both are control artists. Wonder how well going with average velocity and variable control will work? still hoping to see at least a little more velocity at some point. If they dr...
by craig
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-20-18
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-20-18

...Rich Hill, Jeff Samardzija and Andrew Cashner all had nice runs at Iowa since Prior (admittedly Samardzija and Cashner didn’t last long at AAA before being called up). yeah, Hill put together some "wow" numbers at Iowa, and Cashner was viewed as a pretty high-ceiling, serious prospect ...
by craig
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-20-18
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-20-18

Hudson with 7 K's. A Hudson who K'd people might start to be more interesting.
by craig
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-19-18
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-19-18

It's a long season. Will be interesting to see how a lot of the pitchers settle in over the marathon. Inconsistency tends to be the name of the game at all levels of baseball, so nothing crazy about ODLC looking bad, then good, then perhaps just as bad next time. Too few starts to figure out what th...
by craig
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-16-18
Replies: 25
Views: 1013

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-16-18

Ademan has K'd over 40% of his AB. Obviously early and small sample, but at this point I wonder if his hitting development might not have been better served with a South Bend assignment. Probably makes no difference, though.
by craig
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-10-18
Replies: 11
Views: 470

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-10-18

...89-92 was what I was told. Thanks rubes. Yeah, for a guy whose scouting reports and 1st-round status assumed a plus fastball, that's nothing to get excited about. Hopefully we'll see better in future. But you'd almost think with the adrenaline of opening day, you might expect extra fast if anyth...
by craig
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-10-18
Replies: 11
Views: 470

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-10-18

Hrubes20 wrote:...That's an understatement. What a damn abortion of a first full season start. It's cold still, but the velo still isn't up to what the pre-draft scouting reports had him at.


What kind of velocity did you see?
by craig
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-10-18
Replies: 11
Views: 470

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-10-18

Not great opener for little: 0.2-2-4-4-2-1.

Pulled him mid-inning at 35 pitches and still only retired two guys.
by craig
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-18
Replies: 32
Views: 1113

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-18

3 players as in position players, or including pitchers too?
by craig
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-18
Replies: 32
Views: 1113

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-18

Yeah, obviously odds aren't good for anybody in the 63-98 range. And certainly the Cubs have scads of people who have done research on past outcomes, so they ought to have a more informed take on how variably bad the relatively bad odds are. I thought they'd said in past that odds were higher for fi...
by craig
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-18
Replies: 32
Views: 1113

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-18

If they spend all five top-100 picks on pitchers, I wouldn't mind a bit, myself. Maybe without being a great thinker on this; but I'd rather see picks 2-5 go to pitchers. First round pick, if there is an excellent hitting prospect there, terrific. But by pick 63, don't think the chances are very goo...
by craig
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-18
Replies: 32
Views: 1113

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-18

Lange will not get his first pro win tonight. Pen gives up 2 in the 6th, walks in the tying run. 4-4.
by craig
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-18
Replies: 32
Views: 1113

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-18

Lange's done after 5, 2 runs, 1 earned. Abbott's done after 5, 5K/1BB but 7 hits and 4 runs. But Abbott is in position to win his first pro decision.
by craig
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-18
Replies: 32
Views: 1113

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-18

Submitted by Arizona Phil on Mon, 04/09/2018 - 3:31pm Permalink
Tennessee RHSP Adbert Alzolay pitched in Extended Spring Training intrasquad game this morning (Monday 4/9) on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 59 pitches (37 strikes)
by craig
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-7-18
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-7-18

Other tweets have Assad throwing fastball (90-92, one saying mid-90's), a hard slider (88,90) and a curve (77). A hard 88-90 slider with control could be pretty effective. Nice to see him get off to a good start. Hatch's 6K in 4 innings seems appealing, although 2 walks and a HBP don't at all. Will...
by craig
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Full Season 2018 Rosters (Alozlay not ready, Ademan starts at A+)
Replies: 17
Views: 883

Re: Full Season 2018 Rosters (Alozlay not ready)

Myrtle Beach’s roster: https://atmilb.com/2JhlQuz 6 top 30 prospects on the roster: Alex Lange, Bryan Hudson, Keegan Thompson, Aramis Ademan, DJ Wilson and Wladimir Galindo. No Erling Moreno. Since Moreno didn’t make a full season roster, I guess we can assume he’s hurt again. Thanks for rosters, c...
by craig
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 1052
Views: 66488

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

AzPhil: "Abbott racked up eight strikeouts in just 4+ innings today. His slider was really cookin'.... [Abbott, Uelmen, and Thompson] have similar low 90's FB velo (90-92 T-93). Thompson is all about command, first-pitch strikes, pitching from ahead in the count, and then working a hitter by mi...
by craig
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Full Season 2018 Rosters (Alozlay not ready, Ademan starts at A+)
Replies: 17
Views: 883

Re: Full Season 2018 Rosters (Alozlay not ready)

Thanks, cal. Yeah, seems like between Phil's info and this, kind of shakes out the significant questions. With Alzolay out, that also settles the Tennessee rotation (ODLC, Clifton, Hatch, Rucker, and Robinson), and Myrtle we already knew I think (Lange, Paulino, Thompson, Moreno, and Hudson). Did we...
by craig
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 1052
Views: 66488

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Morel and Guerra both got sent down to EXST. I'll take it as an absolute positive, that Morel made them take that hard of a look at him..... Guerra is a bit disappointing though. With his pedigree, I expected full season ball for him. Did we get $$ on Guerra? $10K? $20K? I think for a new guy in ne...
by craig
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 1052
Views: 66488

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Rucker's breaking stuff hasn't always gotten very enthusiastic reviews. 55 on breaking ball and 50 on change seems relatively favorable, actually. By the way, Az Phil speculated that Robinson might actually get bumped up to IOwa; would clear rotation spot for Rucker, and 5th spot at Iowa seems open....
by craig
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 1052
Views: 66488

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Welp, Cory Mazzoni is back. Dodgers tried to sneak him through waivers and the Cubs claimed him. I wonder if he had even packed his bags yet. At least the trip from Sloan Park to the Dodgers spring training complex in Glendale is just 30 miles. Well, 60 miles round trip... That Cubs waived him with...
by craig
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 1052
Views: 66488

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

... he'll be plenty-challenged at either level and won't be bored at either level. .... I think this is where we disagree. If he's in Low A for long it's probably not a good thing since he's already been there plus it further throws off the possibility of hitting an elite benchmark in playing AA ba...
by craig
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 1052
Views: 66488

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

I agree, he's a good prospect and he might be fine at Myrtle. His development is the priority here. Baez, Russell at the majors, not relevant; Upshaw or Peguero, I don't care about their roster-fill careers, nor about Pelicans W-L record. What's good for Ademan shouldn't be distracted by any of that...

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