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8/16/12 Minor League Gameday Thread

8/16/12 Minor League Gameday Thread

PostPost #1 by Tucker Blair » August 16th, 2012, 12:42 pm

Today's starters:
Norfolk: Dana Eveland
Bowie: Eddie Gamboa
Frederick: Tyler Wilson
Delmarva: Eduardo Rodriguez
Aberdeen: Branden Kline

Kline is making his debut.
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PostPost #2 by ofahn » August 16th, 2012, 12:43 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:Kline is making his debut.


Looking forward to it.

Off subject, but isn't nice to be able to get these guys onto a roster and see what they have THIS year instead of the old signing system? Last year the ink was just drying on the contracts.
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PostPost #3 by Tucker Blair » August 16th, 2012, 4:52 pm

L.J. Hoes went 2-4 today

Last 10 games: .400/.438/.422 with 1 BB and 2 K.

Ryan Adams went 3-4 today

Last 10 games: .371/.450/.571 with a HR, 5 BB, 10 K

I think Adams still has a spot in the big leagues, although he is clearly behind Omar Quintanilla and Robert Andino, and even Ryan Flaherty due to his Rule 5 status.
In all reality it's probably with another team.
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PostPost #4 by Tucker Blair » August 16th, 2012, 4:53 pm

ofahn wrote:
Looking forward to it.

Off subject, but isn't nice to be able to get these guys onto a roster and see what they have THIS year instead of the old signing system? Last year the ink was just drying on the contracts.


It's terrific. Makes Short-Season ball MUCH more exciting.
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PostPost #5 by ofahn » August 16th, 2012, 5:25 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:Ryan Adams went 3-4 today

Last 10 games: .371/.450/.571 with a HR, 5 BB, 10 K

I think Adams still has a spot in the big leagues, although he is clearly behind Omar Quintanilla and Robert Andino, and even Ryan Flaherty due to his Rule 5 status.
In all reality it's probably with another team.


I wonder if Ryan Adams has made all of the effort to be a MLer as he could have. He's known for at least two years that team has some serious concerns about his glove yet I don't know (think) he's spent much time in the winter working on it. Sometimes, you just wonder.
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PostPost #6 by Tucker Blair » August 16th, 2012, 5:28 pm

ofahn wrote:
I wonder if Ryan Adams has made all of the effort to be a MLer as he could have. He's known for at least two years that team has some serious concerns about his glove yet I don't know (think) he's spent much time in the winter working on it. Sometimes, you just wonder.


I think it's probably a case where both parties are best moving on.
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PostPost #7 by ofahn » August 16th, 2012, 5:32 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:
I think it's probably a case where both parties are best moving on.


Maybe this late surge will give him some trade value.
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PostPost #8 by Tucker Blair » August 16th, 2012, 9:38 pm

big night for Roderick Bernadina going 4-4 with a HR. When he gets pitches to hit, he can take your breath away. His bat speed is lightning.

Brenden Webb with his typical line. 1-4 with a Double, BB and 3 K's. He's been very good since his promotion.

Branden Kline went 3 innings in his debut with 4 H, 3 R, 5 K, 1 BB allowed. Just getting his feet wet really, but I like to see that he was missing bats. Al Skorupa of Bullpen Banter was at the game, so I am curious to see what he says.
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PostPost #9 by Jordan Tuwiner » August 16th, 2012, 10:51 pm

I was at the Keys game for the first three innings. Tyler Wilson had a short outing. He was leaving his fastball up and the ump wasn't helping him with what was already spotty command.

He was throwing some sort of cut fastball that he actually commanded pretty well.

I spoke with Tim Berry about his outing last night where he struck out 11 batters. He said just everything was working for him, especially his curveball.

I also spoke with Devin Jones and he said his two-seamer has been the key to his success this season.
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PostPost #10 by Tucker Blair » August 16th, 2012, 11:08 pm

Jordan Tuwiner wrote:I was at the Keys game for the first three innings. Tyler Wilson had a short outing. He was leaving his fastball up and the ump wasn't helping him with what was already spotty command.

He was throwing some sort of cut fastball that he actually commanded pretty well.

I spoke with Tim Berry about his outing last night where he struck out 11 batters. He said just everything was working for him, especially his curveball.

I also spoke with Devin Jones and he said his two-seamer has been the key to his success this season.


Heard that 2S has been a HUGE improvement this season. Awesome news. No wonder he has been able to move into the rotation. He's probably one of my favorite stories this season.
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PostPost #11 by ofahn » August 17th, 2012, 8:50 am

TuckerBlair89 wrote:big night for Roderick Bernadina


Do you see him developing at least gap power? That tool seems to be lagging behind the others.
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PostPost #12 by Tucker Blair » August 17th, 2012, 11:04 am

ofahn wrote:
Do you see him developing at least gap power? That tool seems to be lagging behind the others.


He already has solid gap power I think. I know this will sound funny, but he is so much alike his cousin. So when you think of his ceiling, think of Roger. Not saying they become the exact same player, but it's a good benchmark. Roderick is a ways away from there though.
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