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Old 04-21-2014, 10:09 AM
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Courtney Hawkins has been tearing the cover off the ball: http://www.southsidesox.com/minors/2...te-april-20-26
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:49 AM
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Sox affiliates go 1- 3 on Monday

Charlotte loses to Gwinnett 3- 6
Birmingham loses to Tennessee 5- 10
Winston-Salem loses to Salem 1- 7
Kannapolis defeats West Virginia 11- 4

Notables:
Carlos Sanchez (Charlotte): 1- 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
Josh Phegley (Charlotte): 2- 4, 1 RBI, 2 2B, 1 K
Eric Surkamp (Charlotte): 5 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Micah Johnson (Birmingham): 1- 5, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
Trayce Thompson (Birmingham): 2- 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Rangel Ravelo (Birmingham): 1- 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
Brad Goldberg (Winston-Salem): 6 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HRA
Adam Engel (Kannapolis): 3- 6, 3 R, 2 K, 3 SB
Cleuluis Rondon (Kannapolis): 3- 6, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K
Trey Michalczewski (Kannapolis): 2- 5, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 2B
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:46 PM
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I'm really happy to see Trayce turning it around. He's one of the few prospects that has a chance to be an impact player.

If Rondon ever figures out how to hit at all, he's going to be a very intriguing prospect.
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:46 PM
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Seems like Micah is ready to bust out and could be a serious stud in the future. Are my assumptions valid? I know that no one can ever tell, but should I be as optimistic as I am?
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:23 AM
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Seems like Micah is ready to bust out and could be a serious stud in the future. Are my assumptions valid? I know that no one can ever tell, but should I be as optimistic as I am?
He needs to find a position, but his hitting and base running are very promising.
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:33 PM
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He needs to find a position, but his hitting and base running are very promising.
Do you think he can handle the OF/does he have the arm? He seems to remind me of Billy Hamilton with less of the glove but possibly a little more power. His speed is a game changer.

Interesting about Trayce is that he is not showing much power early on. Plenty of time to busy out, but the .408 slugging just not what we would like to see there. He is projecting out something like 24 doubles and 7 homers over 500 ABs currently (plenty of time to turn that around there).
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:27 PM
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Do you think he can handle the OF/does he have the arm? He seems to remind me of Billy Hamilton with less of the glove but possibly a little more power. His speed is a game changer.
I will be negative here and say that I don't think Micah has the instincts to play OF. He looked lost in college and I can't think of a time I saw him playing OF in the minors. His power is well beyond Hamilton's IMO. Micah has the pop to hit 20.
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:35 PM
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Sox affiliates go 3- 1 on Wednesday

Charlotte defeats Durham 9- 1
Birmingham loses to Tennessee 1- 9
Winston-Salem defeats Potomac 4- 2
Kannapolis defeats West Virginia 2- 1

Notables:
Carlos Sanchez (Charlotte) 2- 4, 2 R, 1 BB
Keon Barnum (Winston-Salem) 3- 4, 1 R, 1 K
Tyler Danish (Kannapolis) 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:55 PM
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Interesting about Trayce is that he is not showing much power early on. Plenty of time to busy out, but the .408 slugging just not what we would like to see there. He is projecting out something like 24 doubles and 7 homers over 500 ABs currently (plenty of time to turn that around there).
Hopefully the Sox and Trayce are just working on his persistent contact issues, his career MILB PA/K and K/BB rates were 3.63 and 2.89 respectively (terrible) through last season. He's striking out once every 4.6 PA now and walking once every 1.5 K. Those are both significant improvements.

Thompson still has plus CF defense and plus baserunning so I think you take some diminished power if it means more contact. That's really been the only thing keeping him back from being a megaprospect. Hopefully some power returns soon.
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:30 PM
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One thing at a time, as long as he focuses on making solid contact, the power will eventually show up.
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:31 AM
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Any thoughts on Bucciferro? Has he been able to develop a real out pitch? That K:B ratio is awfully tantalizing.
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:23 AM
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Any thoughts on Bucciferro? Has he been able to develop a real out pitch? That K:B ratio is awfully tantalizing.
Bucciferro's numbers are likely skewed by the fact that he's been playing against younger competition. Hard to get excited about a 24 year old playing in A ball. There is an excellent article written on him on fangraphs:

Tony Bucciferro and the 23-Year-Old Strike-Thrower Question
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Old 04-27-2014, 03:11 PM
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Bucciferro's numbers are likely skewed by the fact that he's been playing against younger competition. Hard to get excited about a 24 year old playing in A ball. There is an excellent article written on him on fangraphs:

Tony Bucciferro and the 23-Year-Old Strike-Thrower Question
Wow, that's a great article, thanks. Didn't know Bucciferro was already 24. I guess if he hits AA this year we'll get a better idea of what he's capable of.
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:00 PM
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Sox affiliates go 7- 4 over the weekend.

Season to date notables:

Tyler Saladino (Charlotte) .305/.363/.500, 11 R, 3 HR, 15 RBI, 8 BB, 13 K
Josh Phegley (Charlotte) .292/.333/.431, 9 R, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 4 BB, 16 K
Carlos Sanchez (Charlotte) .287/.360/.333, 12 R, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 10 BB, 21 K, 3 SB
Micah Johnson (Birmingham) .355/.439/.516, 12 R, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 13 BB, 15 K, 7 SB, 6 CS
Rangel Ravelo (Birmingham) .339/.481/.576, 10 R, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 14 BB, 11 K
Trayce Thompson (Birmingham) .267/.370/.349, 15 R, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 14 BB, 26 K
Courtney Hawkins (Winston-Salem) .296/.359/.617, 15 R, 7 HR, 27 RBI, 8 BB, 25 K
Tim Anderson (Winston-Salem) .264/.293/.460, 15 R, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB, 24 K, 5 SB, 10 E
Cleuluis Rondon (Kannapolis) .286/.333/.330, 10 R, 0 HR, 10 RBI, 8 BB, 16 K, 6 SB
Trey Michalczewski (Kannapolis) .273/.394/.390, 12 R, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 13 BB, 25 K

Chris Beck (Birmingham) 2- 3, 4.94 ERA, 27.1 IP, 28 H, 6 BB, 8 K, 1.24 WHIP
Kevin Vance (Birmingham) 3- 0, 1.50 ERA, 12 IP, 5 H, 7 BB, 17 K, 1.00 WHIP
Jeffrey Wendelken (Winston-Salem) 3- 1, 3.81 ERA, 28.1 IP, 29 H, 3 BB, 23 K, 1.13 WHIP
Euclides Leyer (Winston-Salem) 1- 0, 1.72 ERA, 15.2 IP, 10 H, 4 BB, 14 K
Tyler Danish (Kannapolis) 2- 0, 1.35 ERA, 20 IP, 18 H, 6 BB, 13 K, 1.20 WHIP

Season to date Forgettables:

Jared Mitchell (Charlotte) .180/.386/.380, 10 R, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 16 BB, 30 K
Matt Davidson (Charlotte) .172/.240/.310, 4 R, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 7 BB, 38 K
Keenyn Walker (Birmingham) .132/.179/.170, 8 R, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 26 K
Keon Barnum (Winston-Salem) .182/.264/.234, 6 R, 0 HR, 9 RBI, 9 BB, 35 K
Jacob May (Winston-Salem) .143/.241/.221, 9 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 9 BB, 22 K
Tyler Shryock (Kannapolis) .154/.302/.154, 5 R, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 10 BB, 15 K

Eric Surkamp (Charlotte) 1- 2, 6.00 ERA, 24 IP, 42 H, 7 BB, 23 K, 2.04 WHIP
Scott Snodgress (Birmingham) 1- 2, 6.08 ERA, 23.2 IP, 25 H, 16 BB, 18 K, 1.73 WHIP
Nestor Molina (Birmingham) 0- 1, 7.20 ERA, 10 IP, 14 H, 2 BB, 7 K, 1.60 WHIP
Brad Goldberg (Winston-Salem) 0- 3, 6.52 ERA, 19.1 IP, 24 H, 6 BB, 16 K, 1.55 WHIP
Robinson Leyer (Kannapolis) 0- 2, 8.04 ERA, 15.2 IP, 24 H, 11 BB, 11 K, 2.23 WHIP
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:28 PM
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What is going on with Matt Davidson? Wow! Stock is plummeting early
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