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by jb » Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:29 pm
by peeker643 » Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:28 pm
JB wrote:http://www.theclevelandfan.com/article_detail.php?id=1925Are the 19th rounders ripping the cover off the ball the next Mike Piazza stories or ar ethey a developmental year or two above their competition?I know some were split on Trevor Crowe in the past as far as his celing.Is Matt Whitney back and can he get back to being to Hafner what Adam Miller is to CC ?You gave me the lowdown, now I need context. How bout it from T and some of the minor league savants areound here? Tell me what this piece means.
by Dozen » Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:46 pm
by consigliere » Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:57 pm
by peeker643 » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:08 pm
Dozen wrote:Nice to see ya Peeker, dont be floored when you come across some decent posts without fathead throwing his nonsense around.
by Dozen » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:11 pm
Peeker643 wrote:Dozen wrote:Nice to see ya Peeker, dont be floored when you come across some decent posts without fathead throwing his nonsense around. I ain't gonna lie. It's odd seeing some people with some actual knowledge and the ability to string together a coherent sentence or two.
by Mr. MacPhisto » Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:06 am
by consigliere » Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:24 am
by Mr. MacPhisto » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:32 pm
by ArtGold » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:56 pm
by consigliere » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:02 am
Mr. MacPhisto wrote:The most promising power prospect for us at 1B right now appears to be Whitney, if he can stay healthy. He's on pace to hit 30 in Low-A. I hope the Tribe plans on moving him up to Kinston. If all goes well then I'd guess he's a guy we could look for in 2009.
Brown seems a bit underpowered. I think Mulhern and Garko can output 20 HRs a season at the least. Aubrey might be able to do 30. Brown seems like a 10-15 HR guy.
by consigliere » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:04 am
ArtGold wrote:I have to disagree on Mulhern, I bet he is a Josh Phelps type at the major league level, and never making it to the status of a regular starter. I say this because of two things, his power and BA inconsistency and the complete failure to improve his BB/K ratio as he has moved through the minors, even this season. My bet is he would be no more than a "flash in the pan" for a few weeks in the majors, at best.Goedert and Gimenez have a chance to be special, but they need to finish the year without a substantial falloff and confirm with a growing performance next season. Gimenez is really interesting, that BB/AB and BB/K ratio, and considering he is doing it with great power at Kinston, is really an encouraging development. Historically, he has a very high HBP rate, but I haven't seen if he is continuing this trend (kind of a different way to be a "designated hitee" I guess). As a plus, being a OF, 3rd baseman and catcher makes him half of a two man bench.Goedert is way too early to call, he can be anything from Manny Ramirez as a middle infielder to Scott Pratt. But he is at least really interesting.
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