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by gotribe31 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:08 pm
by peeker643 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:55 pm
gotribe31 wrote:I'm going to try and do something a little different this year with the minors coverage, and do some in-depth scouting features on some guys throughout the season. This will be in addition to the around the farm daily posts and other usual articles.Use this thread to let me know who you guys are interested in, and I'll try and focus on those guys. Already planning Lindor, Ronnie Rodriguez, Dillon Howard and a few others, but wanted to be able to figure out who you all were interested in to help drive coverage.
by Prosecutor » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:26 pm
by bookelly » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:07 pm
by gotribe31 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:53 pm
by motherscratcher » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:45 pm
by rebelwithoutaclue » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:06 pm
Also, what are everyone's thoughts on the "Around the Farm" posts on hitting the fan?
by Believeland » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:21 pm
gotribe31 wrote:Also, what are everyone's thoughts on the "Around the Farm" posts on hitting the fan? Valuable? Useless? First you've ever heard of them? I like them a lot because it's a great snapshot on what happened throughout the farm system yesterday, but if no one is reading them then I won't keep posting them purely for my health.
by gotribe31 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:45 pm
by Mr. X » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:40 pm
by peeker643 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:12 pm
Mr. X wrote:gotribe31 wrote:Also, what are everyone's thoughts on the "Around the Farm" posts on hitting the fan? Valuable? Useless? First you've ever heard of them? I like them a lot because it's a great snapshot on what happened throughout the farm system yesterday, but if no one is reading them then I won't keep posting them purely for my health.Read every one. They're great.
by bookelly » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:31 am
by Dnthateonthepronk » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:51 am
by ArtGold » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:59 am
by gotribe31 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:02 pm
ArtGold wrote:Kyle Blair, what happened to him and can he get back to being a plus prospect again?Mike Rayl, is he one of those guys who has AAAA stuff, only capable of winning in the minors?Elvis Araujo and Felix Sterling, anything to get excited about here or are we looking at Kelvin DLC rewinds?Danny Salazar, what made him worth protecting on the 40 when his body of work has been so minimal and pedestrian?Cody Allen, with such a great IP/K and BB/K rate is he a potential contributor to the bullpen, or just another gimmick pitcher destined for the minors?
by ArtGold » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:09 pm
by gotribe31 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:36 pm
ArtGold wrote:Thanks, I'm trying to come up with guys you may want to research and who aren't generally discussed, but might have impact on the Indians future.Those were all pitchers, position players are a bit tougher after all the promotions.Obviously a lot of focus has gone towards Francisco Lindor, with the hope that he turns into our next major superstar. Also Tony Wolters has gotten some recent attention, having a solid season his first year in the minors.So, how about a couple of guys who seem to be overlooked so far, but play the same position? The Indians signed Dorssys Paulino to a $1 million + contract this past summer, how does he compare to Lindor and Wolters? They must have really seen something there to spend that much money after being repeatedly burned in their Dominican signings. Is he a better bat or fielding prospect?Also, what about Robel Garcia? Here is an infielder who was only 18 years old last season playing at Arizona, and he put up some very good power stats in that league. I know offense is somewhat inflated due to the thin dry air, but looking at his extra base hits, and good walk rate, he seems to be someone at least worth discussing as a potential future Indian. His slugging average was 8th in the league, and this is for an 18 year old infielder who also has a decent batting eye. How does he compare to Lindor, Wolters and Paulino?
by ArtGold » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:01 pm
by peeker643 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:16 pm
ArtGold wrote:OK, in trying to see who may turn out to be really interesting to write about this season, I've come up with Jake Lowery as someone who may also be a surprise prospect.The obvious reasons he could legitimately be ignored is that he was a 4th round pick last season out of college, so he isn't one of our teenagers with higher growth potential. He also had some pretty modest numbers in his half season of work with Mahoning Valley, hitting only .245 with 6 HRs.But, he was the Johnny Bench award winner this past season at James Madison, and led all of college baseball in runs scored, RBI's and total bases last season, and finished second in slugging average. In winning the Bench award, the story I had read mentioned that he threw out over 40% of the runners trying to steal bases.In following him at Mahoning Valley, though his HR total and BA were pretty modest he did have some secondary numbers that caught my attention. For example, he had 23 doubles in only 69 games played (less than half a season equivalent), and had 54 walks with only 253 at bats. Normally, I'd expect this to mean he strikes out a lot, leading to the low batting average, but that really wasn't true. He actually had an excellent BB/K ratio of 54/56.Add in that he threw out 35% of the runners trying to steal, and it seems like his arm may be major league quality too.So, he may be someone else you may want to take a closer look at this coming season.
by gotribe31 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:28 pm
by ArtGold » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:11 pm
by gotribe31 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:50 pm
by skatingtripods » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:04 pm
by Erie Warrior » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:09 pm
by gotribe31 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:03 pm
Erie Warrior wrote:I know you're a Backstop Homer, but I'm surprised you've got that kid from St. Ed's ranked so high. Are people that high on him defensively?
by gotribe31 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:33 am
by ArtGold » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:05 pm
by gotribe31 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:15 am
by gotribe31 » Mon May 21, 2012 9:23 pm
by peeker643 » Mon May 21, 2012 11:33 pm
gotribe31 wrote:Just put a scouting notebook up on Hitting the Fan...let me know what you think. Not overly extensive, but I think it's interesting. Will try and drop a few of those this season.
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