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Old 04-12-2017, 08:22 PM
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Moncada 2 for 2 with a Double high of the CF wall in Left Center.

Strong power opposite way.

Fulmer on the other hand bad. Just not missing many bats. 90-91 on the FB. Was squeezed a bit early, but still just struggles to put hitters away.

He and Giolito mirror each other.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:49 PM
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Fulmer on the other hand bad. Just not missing many bats. 90-91 on the FB. Was squeezed a bit early, but still just struggles to put hitters away.

He and Giolito mirror each other.
That's one reason why we shouldn't be rushing any of these guys this year. Keep developing them on the farm until they're actually ready. This team is going nowhere this year. No reason to jeopardize any of these guys by bringing them up too soon.

So what's the story on Willy Garcia?
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Old 04-12-2017, 10:08 PM
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That's one reason why we shouldn't be rushing any of these guys this year. Keep developing them on the farm until they're actually ready. This team is going nowhere this year. No reason to jeopardize any of these guys by bringing them up too soon.

So what's the story on Willy Garcia?

Garcia looks solid up there, but I always hold back to get excited on previous prospect busts. I always get concerned they are pulling off the old AAAA stunt. We've had a plenty the last decade it feels.

But if ever there was a season to hold this sort of in season ML tryout, this is the one. Garcia, Delmonico, Hayes all need to get an extended look at the Big League Level. Boom or Bust, let's go!
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Old 04-13-2017, 11:43 AM
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Starters for 4/13

Charlotte: Lucas Giolito (0- 0, 8.31)
Birmingham: Spencer Adams (0- 1, 3.86)
Winston-Salem: Brannon Easterling (0- 1, 11.25)
Kannapolis: Dane Dunning (0- 0, 1.50)
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Old 04-13-2017, 11:55 AM
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Much was discussed about Fernando Tatis Jr. this offseason. I will point out that he is really struggling in A ball right now (.148/.258/.259, 11 K in 27 AB), which honestly should not be a surprise to anyone. Expecting an 18 year old kid with limited experience, limited success and big holes in his swing to hit against 22/23 year old men was a stretch at best. The kid should have been given more time to develop in rookie ball, the Padres are doing him no favors with his current assignment.

I will also state the obvious, Keith Law's articles continue to be the tabloid journalism of prospect evaluation.
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Old 04-13-2017, 01:40 PM
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Much was discussed about Fernando Tatis Jr. this offseason. I will point out that he is really struggling in A ball right now (.148/.258/.259, 11 K in 27 AB), which honestly should not be a surprise to anyone. Expecting an 18 year old kid with limited experience, limited success and big holes in his swing to hit against 22/23 year old men was a stretch at best. The kid should have been given more time to develop in rookie ball, the Padres are doing him no favors with his current assignment.

I will also state the obvious, Keith Law's articles continue to be the tabloid journalism of prospect evaluation.
Law has his brand and can't stray from it. It's sad.

I'm surprised SD pushed Tatis this year. That's a tough assignment considering his experience.
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Old 04-13-2017, 06:11 PM
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That's one reason why we shouldn't be rushing any of these guys this year. Keep developing them on the farm until they're actually ready. This team is going nowhere this year. No reason to jeopardize any of these guys by bringing them up too soon.

So what's the story on Willy Garcia?
Willy Garcia was one of Pittsburgh's top prospects, #12 in 2015.

http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2015?list=pit

Rated to have power but a weak hit tool. His minor league track record backs that up.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/re...d=garcia007wil

Pittsburgh designated him for assignment to make room for Ivan Nova and the Sox picked him up. Looks like he would have been a minor leage free agent given his years.

Sun-Times article today says he was defensive player of the year last year in AAA but in the limited sample I saw in spring training he looked bad to me, a mini-version of Avi. Strong arm but bumbling in the field. The rating above says major league average in fielding tool. I can't recall seeing him do anything good or bad in the AAA games I've watched so far.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/w...aaa-charlotte/

But he sure is starting out on fire at the plate in Charlotte.
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:51 PM
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Kyle Glaser from BA is tweeting from the Charlotte/Durham game.

He said Giolito's fastball was between 92-94 in the first but dropped to between 90-92 by the 3rd. He said Giolito has below average command of the fastball, thinks that's the bigger concern and not the velocity drop. Glaser said LG's command actually improved with the decrease in velocity

Glaser said his change was filthy tonight.

Here's his response to someone asking if the Sox should be worried about him

"No. He's 22 and he can throw 3 pitches for strikes. Still has work to do, but by no means a train wreck. He'll be fine"

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Old 04-13-2017, 09:08 PM
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Dane Dunning is impressive.

8IP ; 3H; 0ER; 0BB; 13Ks
95 Pitches

Wow
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Old 04-13-2017, 09:17 PM
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And he'll get a ND with that effort.

He might be ready for the big club then.

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Old 04-13-2017, 11:27 PM
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Dane Dunning is impressive.

8IP ; 3H; 0ER; 0BB; 13Ks
95 Pitches

Wow
Two strong starts. He'll be in Winston-Salem shortly if he keeps that up. Those are dominating numbers tonight.
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Old 04-14-2017, 09:05 AM
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Starters for 4/14

Charlotte: Tyler Danish (1- 0, 1.80)
Birmingham: Michael Kopech (0- 0, 4.15)
Winston-Salem: Max Beatty (0- 1, 3.00)
Kannapolis: Bernardo Flores (0- 1, 6.75)
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Old 04-14-2017, 10:05 AM
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For Giolito, I'm perfectly okay with him working on his other pitches at this point. We're not in a hurry to get him here, so just have him polish up his other pitches. Once he used to his mechanics, the velocity could return, he doesn't have to throw 98, if he can land his curveball and change up for strikes. Glaser wrote today that command is the biggest issue with Giolito right now.
As for Dunning, he played for a national power in Florida, and the SEC can be considered to be on par (or better) with A or A+ ball, so he might be moved up soon. He could end up in Birmingham by the end of the year.
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Old 04-14-2017, 05:02 PM
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Looking forward to watching Kopech pitch tonight on MiLB.TV.

Also, Winston-Salem is on MiLB.TV for the first time this year so looking forward to watching them at least for the first hour also. Several interesting prospects on that team.
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Old 04-14-2017, 06:06 PM
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Looking forward to watching Kopech pitch tonight on MiLB.TV.

Also, Winston-Salem is on MiLB.TV for the first time this year so looking forward to watching them at least for the first hour also. Several interesting prospects on that team.
Winston was on last night too.

Kannapolis is the only one that hasn't bee on so far.
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