2017 Minor League News & Notes

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  1. maurice
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    Are things that dire that Zack Collins makes that team?
  4. IWMB
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    He's the 3rd highest ranked catching prospect in all of baseball (going off the newest pre-draft BA rankings).

    And highest ranked American, they're split into US and World teams.
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    Great arm but he's also hitting .211 with 80 Ks in single A.
  6. maurice
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    He also has a .368 OBP and 10 HR.
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  7. IWMB
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    .368 OBP and .776 OPS*, but yeah, let's keep focusing on batting average like the pud site this is.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2017
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  8. zmz
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    Slugging .408, OPS is 776
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    :larussa:

    Typed it wrong, because I am a shithead.
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    Cool, I suppose hitting around the Mendoza line and striking out 1/3 of the time in A ball isn't a concern then. As you were.

    :hattip:
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    "a concern" =/= "reason to keep him off the USA futures team"
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    Look, he's dating my ex now. There, it's out.
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    He's also a young power hitter in his first full season of pro ball. And he's in high A. And has drawn 56 walks to those 80 strikeouts.
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    I'm cautiously optimistic now that, for the first time in a LONG time, the Sox are showing signs of being able to develop position prospects.

    It's crazy how many years they were allowed to fail, squandering lord knows how many extremely talented "busts" who maybe could've had MLB careers if their coaches weren't terrible.
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    We can call it the Courtney Hawkins. Aggressively promoting prospects for no real good reason. Then wondering why they fail and then they lose all confidence and never have a MLB career.
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    Also I think we should factor in that Collins is a catcher and most of his efforts are probably going into being a MLB level catcher. That's a lot of work, especially for a guy everyone said couldn't stick at catcher. Remember Tyler Flowers? Everyone thought he was all bat and no defense. Then the opposite happened. He became a good defensive catcher with a middling bat.

    I looked at some other MLB catchers and saw similar struggles when they were young:

    Jarrod Saltalmacchia in his 3rd full season of minor league ball at AA had a slash line of 230/353/380. He tore it up in AA in the 4th year and got called up.

    Mike Napoli, in his 3rd full season in A+ had a slash line of 267/364/412 but then tore it up in A+ in his 4th year.

    To be fair, these were high school draft picks.
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    Have you seen his offensive numbers lately?

    Flowers is Exhibit A in my squandered position player talent argument.
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    That's certainly the floor that worries me.
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    Today at AAA:
    Lopez 6.2 IP, 1 R, 11 K
    Moncada 1-3, 2 BB
    Delmonico 3-4, HR

    Alright, Hahn. It's nearly July. Time to remove your dick from your hand and start moving some of the old guys, if only to make room for some of these kids. If you want to wait until the deadline on Q and Robertson, that's fine, but you need to start taking A-ball lottery tickets for Frazier, Melky, Holland, etc. at this point.
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    Ha my minor league guru buddy predicted Hansen would break the top 100 by 2018 when the season started. Good news.
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    So really 5 in the top 50, for those scoring at home.
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    Tatis Jr also shooting up the ranks at 22. That's who we gave up for Shields
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    I guess the 'consolation prize' of that is it was a good signing by our Latin American scouts. So maybe there will be more of that in the future.
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    Also, Torres is one of the guys the Cubs gave up for a Chapman rental.
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    :gun2:
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    Jinxed him. 3 IP, 7 R tonight.

    OTOH, Adolfo and Collins both homered. Adolfo's was opposite field over a 50' fence. He's got a cannon in RF too.
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    Burger and Sheets to Kannapolis...the day after I saw Kannapolis play live.

    :davidcross:
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    My kids got 4 foul balls and Micker signed 2 of them, so it's not a total waste.
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    :erection:
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    :lastweek:
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    He posted this 18 hours ago. Yours was 2...
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    :burnsauce: on ol zmz per usual.
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  39. maurice
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    Burger mashing the ball so far in A ball.

    Skoug debuting for the AZL Sox tonight with 3 hits.
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    Spencer Adams started for BHM tonight and went 7.1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 12 K.

    He and Kopech are only 21 years old, about 3 years younger than a typical AA player.

    :nicholson2:
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    Jimenez, Flete, and Rose all with W-S tonight.

    I guess that means Cease to Kanny.
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  42. zmz
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

    They were playing a series vs the cubs affiliate, so easy switch. God works in mysterious ways
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    Or collusion
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  44. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Eloy Jimenez singles. Luis Alexander Basabe scores. Bryant Flete scores.

    :nicholson2:
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    My buddy who is a Sox :gene: made this spreadsheet showing the organizational depth, including some his theoretical acquisitions for Frazier, Kahnle, Robertson:

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    Green means top 100 prospect
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  47. IWMB
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    Fisher a DH?

    :okay:
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    At what point do we start seeing some callups? Lopez has nothing left to prove in Charlotte. Moncada probably should be up in the big leagues by now. Are they just keeping them down there to tank?
  49. y2chae
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    No one is saying he's "stuck" at DH but with Eloy joining there's going to be some sort of rotation between him, Basabe, Fisher and Booker
  50. maurice
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    Chart blows.

    Booker probably isn't a prospect. Fisher sort of is.

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