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05-27-2010, 07:24 PM
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Some updates, also added a few players to watch :

AAA:
Luis Durango: Up with the big club. 40 games .305ba 0 hrs 10 rbis 18 sbs .384 obp

Ernesto Frieri: 18 games 2-1 1.42 era 29ks 13bbs 19 ips .098 baa 9 svs

AA :

Logan Forsythe: He'll probably be back mid-June after breaking his hand last month.

James Darnell: On the DL with a finger injury. Dunno how long he'll be out.

Cedric Hunter: .299 44 games 2hrs 24 rbis .347 obp

Simon Castro: 9 games 3-1 1.75 era 41ks 15bbs 51.1 ip .189 baa

Evan Scribner: 19 games 4-3 2.55 era 36ks 3bbs 24.2 ip .226 baa 3 svs

Craig Italiano: 21 games 2-1 0.74 era 17ks 8bbs 24.1 ip .193 baa 9 svs

Alexis Lara (AA stats): 12 games 1-1 14ks 5bbs 23 ip .198 baa

A+:

Drew Cumberland; .356 37 games 4hrs 20 rbis .409 obp 16 sb

Cole Figueroa: .310 45 games 0 hrs 27 rbis .407 obp 10 sb

Jaff Decker (doesn't even seem worth posting his stats, but since he's on the top 100 list, might as well.):

.100 11 games 1 hr 3 rbis 20ks .182 obp

Brad Brach: 22 games 1-1 1.52 era 25 ks 3 bb .193 baa 23.2 ip 19svs

Juan Oramas (A+/A stats): 10 games 3-1 1.50 era 54ks 12bb .181 baa 42 ip

CF Blake Tekotte: .339 35 games 5 hrs 15 rbis .438 obp 16 sb

A:

1B Nathan Freiman: 46 games 4 hrs 30 rbis .375 obp

Miles Mikolas: 19 games 1-1 26 ks 4 bb 31.2 ip .195 baa


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05-28-2010, 12:42 PM
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Some updates (not that anyone cares) also added a few players to watch :

AAA:
Luis Durango: Up with the big club. 4 games .305ba 0 hrs 10 rbis 18 sbs .384 obp

Ernesto Frieri: 18 games 2-1 1.42 era 29ks 13bbs 19 ips .098 baa 9 svs

AA :

Logan Forsythe: He'll probably be back mid-June after breaking his hand last month.

James Darnell: On the DL with a finger injury. Dunno how long he'll be out.

Cedric Hunter: .299 44 games 2hrs 24 rbis .347 obp

Simon Castro: 9 games 3-1 1.75 era 41ks 15bbs 51.1 ip .189 baa

Evan Scribner: 19 games 4-3 2.55 era 36ks 3bbs 24.2 ip .226 baa 3 svs

Craig Italiano: 21 games 2-1 0.74 era 17ks 8bbs 24.1 ip .193 baa 9 svs

Alexis Lara (AA stats): 12 games 1-1 14ks 5bbs 23 ip .198 baa

A+:

Drew Cumberland; .356 37 games 4hrs 20 rbis .409 obp 16 sb

Cole Figueroa: .310 45 games 0 hrs 27 rbis .407 obp 10 sb

Jaff Decker (doesn't even seem worth posting his stats, but since he's on the top 100 list, might as well.):

.100 11 games 1 hr 3 rbis 20ks .182 obp

Brad Brach: 22 games 1-1 1.52 era 25 ks 3 bb .193 baa 23.2 ip 19svs

Juan Oramas (A+/A stats): 10 games 3-1 1.50 era 54ks 12bb .181 baa 42 ip

CF Blake Tekotte: .339 35 games 5 hrs 15 rbis .438 obp 16 sb

A:

1B Nathan Freiman: 46 games 4 hrs 30 rbis .375 obp

Miles Mikolas: 19 games 1-1 26 ks 4 bb 31.2 ip .195 baa
Thanks for the update

Seems like the topic has been less active as it was before it got stickied lol. I think it might actually be less visible lmao.




Dacker's drop in average isn't that surprising no? I mean he had a BABIP over .400 O.o in the minors and his K rate is about 22%. However I'm really impressed by his walk rate, close to 19% wow.

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05-28-2010, 12:57 PM
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Orioles prospect Chris Tillman will be called up to start tomorrow. This kid is good, not quite as good as Matusz, but close. Tillman has a great fastball and a good curve.

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05-28-2010, 05:19 PM
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Dacker's drop in average isn't that surprising no? I mean he had a BABIP over .400 O.o in the minors and his K rate is about 22%. However I'm really impressed by his walk rate, close to 19% wow.
Actually, imo, it is. He's hit about .300 at every level he's played in. Technically it's still early in the season, but he's on pace to have a disappointing year. At least he's young (he turned 20 this year) so he's still got room to develop; and also the Padres can afford to keep him at a level for more than a season.

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Not sure if it's been discussed, but the Giants have been giving Buster Posey starts at first base in Fresno and reporters from the SJ Mercury News are speculating that the Giants want to call him up to play first base for the big club.

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/extraba...ay-first-base/

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Not sure if it's been discussed, but the Giants have been giving Buster Posey starts at first base in Fresno and reporters from the SJ Mercury News are speculating that the Giants want to call him up to play first base for the big club.

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/extraba...ay-first-base/

He's been raking and could be the 1st key prospect to get a callup. Huff is moving to OF to make room. You would think that Indians' Santana would be an automatic callup come early July considering how bad Marson has played but dont be surprised to see him in minors until after the all star break. Unlikely but it wouldnt shock me, they are worried about his game calling.


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Orioles prospect Chris Tillman will be called up to start tomorrow. This kid is good, not quite as good as Matusz, but close. Tillman has a great fastball and a good curve.

How bad is that Bedard trade looking for Mariners right now?

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He's been raking and could be the 1st key prospect to get a callup. Huff is moving to OF to make room.
I hope so, the Giants could sure use his bat.

I haven't got a chance to see him myself, is he a longball hitter? Or more of a contact and drive in runs kind of guy?

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I hope so, the Giants could sure use his bat.

I haven't got a chance to see him myself, is he a longball hitter? Or more of a contact and drive in runs kind of guy?

He's definitely more of a contact and line drive hitter. Posey does have good power, IMO he probably becomes a 25-HR guy in MLB at his peak, he doesn't have the raw power of say someone like Carlos Santana or Jesus Montero. His power is above average but he does have a very good bat-speed which helps him. Posey will draw walks and he will hit for high batting average.

Montero and Santana are better offensively than Posey but what separates Posey from others is that he's a total package. Posey's defence is very good.

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He's definitely more of a contact and line drive hitter. Posey does have good power, IMO he probably becomes a 25-HR guy in MLB at his peak he doesn't have the raw power of say someone like Carlos Santana or Jesus Montero. His power is above average but he does have a very good bat-speed which helps him. Posey will draw walks and he will hit for high batting average.

Montero and Santana are better offensively than Posey but what separates Posey from others is that he's a total package. Posey's defence is very good.
That's actually a good thing, considering the style the Giants play and AT&T Park definitely favors the gap hitters rather than home run hitters.

While I don't want the Giants to rush him up, they really need a consistent bat in the lineup. On top of bringing him up, if the Giants can pick up another bat on the market somewhere, I think we'll be in business.

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Posey's value is also that he can play all over the field. It was sort of a novelty at FSU but I don't see a reason he can't play the OF and IF corners int he majors.

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Giants GM Brian Sabean indicated that the Giants won't call up catching prospect Buster Posey anytime soon.
Posey, 23, is batting an impressive .344/.435/.525 this season, but the Giants want him to continue to work on his defense down at Triple-A Fresno. Plus, Bengie Molina isn't going anywhere. "We can't see how Posey would immediately fit in as regards to playing time," Sabean said. "We want an idea that he's going to get significant time. In this snapshot, it's not presenting itself yet." Still, a mid-June promotion seems about right.

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Didn't Carlos Santana only get switched from shortstop to catcher 2 years ago?

I read he was going to get called up in June, considering Marson's awfulness. Going to be awesome. Should hit for average and good power. Great plate discipline as well.

Have him in a keeper and in a dynasty

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Uhhh, Buster Posey has apparently been called up.


http://mlb.fanhouse.com/2010/05/29/g...-buster-posey/

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It's confirmed: Buster Posey has been called up by the Giants.

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Hmmm. Ok. That's weird. It happened an hour after that twitter update I posted was released.

Either way, good news for the Giants. With their pitching they could use another good bat in the lineup.

Has Huff been their everyday 1B? And does he get bumped now? Sounds like he does play some OF, but who gets bumped out of the lineup when all is said and done?

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Hmmm. Ok. That's weird. It happened an hour after that twitter update I posted was released.

Either way, good news for the Giants. With their pitching they could use another good bat in the lineup.

Has Huff been their everyday 1B? And does he get bumped now? Sounds like he does play some OF, but who gets bumped out of the lineup when all is said and done?
Got these suggestions from the Giants board.

CF Torres
2B Sanchez
3B Pablo
1B Huff
SS Uribe
LF Bowker/Burrell (if he shows anything)
C Posey
RF Nate

If Burrell flops

LF Torres
2B Sanchez
3B Pablo
1B Huff
SS Uribe
CF Rowand
C Posey
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Any feedback from Giants fans?

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Didn't Carlos Santana only get switched from shortstop to catcher 2 years ago?

I read he was going to get called up in June, considering Marson's awfulness. Going to be awesome. Should hit for average and good power. Great plate discipline as well.

Have him in a keeper and in a dynasty
When the Dodgers traded him I think that was his second year as a catcher, so this makes it year four. He seems to be decent enough behind the plate to warrant a call up.

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When the Dodgers traded him I think that was his second year as a catcher, so this makes it year four. He seems to be decent enough behind the plate to warrant a call up.
ah, yes, true.


I think Carlos Santana will turn out to be a much better offensive catcher than Buster Posey who'll have a defensive edge.

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Yeah, Santana and Jesus are better hitters, Posey is the better catcher.

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Is Jesus Montero going to stay at catcher though? I know it's been talked about a lot. He's pretty big at 6 feet 4 and 225 pounds. He swings a mean bat but he's struggling right now in AAA, hitting .238 with a .691 OPS. He is however about 2 years younger than Santana.

What I really like about Santana though is his plate discipline and the fact that he has some speed (probably not too much).


Btw, Hoffpauir has hit for the cycle for the second time this year. Pretty neat lol.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/n...milb&fext=.jsp

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If Jesus isn't a catcher it's 'cause of Austin Romine, not 'cause of his defense. He's not Yadier Molina but I don't see him being a downgrade from Posada.

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If Jesus isn't a catcher it's 'cause of Austin Romine, not 'cause of his defense. He's not Yadier Molina but I don't see him being a downgrade from Posada.
That's true. I had forgotten about him. He's doing pretty well in AA.


But if Montero doesn't catch, where does he play? DH would be occupied by Posada I guess until he retires. Teixeira is at first. A-Rod's at 3rd. Jeter's getting up there in age and is at SS.

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That's true. I had forgotten about him. He's doing pretty well in AA.


But if Montero doesn't catch, where does he play? DH would be occupied by Posada I guess until he retires. Teixeira is at first. A-Rod's at 3rd. Jeter's getting up there in age and is at SS.

Left field. He has plus arm strength so he shouldn't do too badly out there.

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Playing 1B tonight against Arizona and batting 6th behind Sandoval, Huff and Uribe. Huff is in left field.

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Had himself a RBI single as well.

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With a headfirst slide to beat the throw, Florida International's Garrett Wittels has kept his hitting streak alive.

Wittels now has hits in 53 straight games, five away from Robin Ventura's NCAA Division I record, after getting an infield single in the eighth inning against Florida Atlantic on Saturday in the Sun Belt Conference tournament.

Wittels hit a comebacker to FAU's Taylor Everist, then dived into the first-base bag to beat the throw.

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