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8/21/12 Minor League Gameday Thread

8/21/12 Minor League Gameday Thread

PostPost #1 by Tucker Blair » August 21st, 2012, 11:45 am

Today's starters:
Norfolk: Dana Eveland
Bowie: Rick Zagone
Frederick: Tim Berry
Delmarva: Zach Davies
Aberdeen: Lex Rutledge

The Tides are already underway,
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PostPost #2 by Jordan Tuwiner » August 21st, 2012, 12:08 pm

I am heading up to Frederick to catch Tim Berry.
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Re: 8/21/12 Minor League Gameday Thread

PostPost #3 by Tucker Blair » August 21st, 2012, 1:40 pm

A few roster moves today:

Torsten Boss promoted from Aberdeen to Frederick
Manuel Hernandez promoted from GCL to Aberdeen
Elias Pinales promoted from GCL to Aberdeen
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PostPost #4 by ofahn » August 21st, 2012, 1:43 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:Torsten Boss promoted from Aberdeen to Frederick


What's your opinion of that two level jump?
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PostPost #5 by Tucker Blair » August 21st, 2012, 1:47 pm

ofahn wrote:
What's your opinion of that two level jump?


I wasn't going to even judge him really until Frederick. He was already playing above the level of NYPL in college.
Now the true test starts and we can get a better idea of what the Orioles have with Boss.
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PostPost #6 by ofahn » August 21st, 2012, 1:49 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:I wasn't going to even judge him really until Frederick.


If he can show he belongs there he'll return to Frederick at age 22 next year as a legitimate prospect.
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PostPost #7 by Tucker Blair » August 21st, 2012, 1:50 pm

ofahn wrote:
If he can show he belongs there he'll return to Frederick at age 22 next year as a legitimate prospect.


Well to be fair, this season is almost over so probably can't judge his play there this year (playing well never hurts though!).
But correct, he will definitely start at Frederick next season.
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PostPost #8 by ofahn » August 21st, 2012, 2:02 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:
Well to be fair, this season is almost over so probably can't judge his play there this year (playing well never hurts though!).
But correct, he will definitely start at Frederick next season.


He should get between 50 and 60 ABs (not including the post season) and that should provide some early indications as to whether he's ready for A+ ball.

I like the idea of challenging players in a stretch run and playoffs. The better ones seem to rise to the occasion (see Machado, Manny).
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PostPost #9 by Tucker Blair » August 21st, 2012, 2:07 pm

ofahn wrote:
He should get between 50 and 60 ABs (not including the post season) and that should provide some early indications as to whether he's ready for A+ ball.

I like the idea of challenging players in a stretch run and playoffs. The better ones seem to rise to the occasion (see Machado, Manny).


Indeed they do. Either way, it's a good idea to move him up to Frederick. I said about a month ago they should just move him up there. (along with Christian Walker before he was injured). Of course, I'm going to Aberdeen tomorrow so I'll miss Boss now LOL. But I was going for Branden Kline anyways (and hopefully Josh Hader )
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PostPost #10 by mcpd » August 21st, 2012, 2:30 pm

Jordan Tuwiner wrote:I am heading up to Frederick to catch Tim Berry.

What do you think of Berry? You think he could be close to top 10 for oriole prospects by the time the season over?
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PostPost #11 by ofahn » August 21st, 2012, 2:42 pm

mcpd wrote: What do you think of Berry? You think he could be close to top 10 for oriole prospects by the time the season over.


Other than Bridwell's (RH) better FB, he and Tim Berry (LH) remind me of each other. There about the same age, have GREAT potential, and need to develop consistent command. These guys have something extra in the raw talent department and could move quickly once they start throwing strike one.
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Re: 8/21/12 Minor League Gameday Thread

PostPost #12 by orioles » August 21st, 2012, 5:58 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:
Indeed they do. Either way, it's a good idea to move him up to Frederick. I said about a month ago they should just move him up there. (along with Christian Walker before he was injured). Of course, I'm going to Aberdeen tomorrow so I'll miss Boss now LOL. But I was going for Branden Kline anyways (and hopefully Josh Hader )



Not sure who's scheduled after Rutledge tonight for Aberdeen but tomorrow you may also see Coffey or Parry. They have kept Parry on a pretty regular 4-Day rest schedule, and he pitched last Friday, so if Coffey comes in tonight then I would guess Parry tomorrow. Did you hear when Hader was going to make his debut?
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Re: 8/21/12 Minor League Gameday Thread

PostPost #13 by Tucker Blair » August 21st, 2012, 6:50 pm

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Not sure who's scheduled after Rutledge tonight for Aberdeen but tomorrow you may also see Coffey or Parry. They have kept Parry on a pretty regular 4-Day rest schedule, and he pitched last Friday, so if Coffey comes in tonight then I would guess Parry tomorrow. Did you hear when Hader was going to make his debut?


I've seen Parry and Coffey now.
Have no clue on Hader, just assuming he should pitch one of the next two nights since it's been a while for him.
Kline and Rutledge will only be going 3 innings at most I assume.
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PostPost #14 by birdwatcher55 » August 21st, 2012, 6:50 pm

Is Tim Berry on our radar screen now?? 8-)
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Re: 8/21/12 Minor League Gameday Thread

PostPost #15 by Tucker Blair » August 21st, 2012, 6:52 pm

birdwatcher55 wrote:Is Tim Berry on our radar screen now?? 8-)


Jordan, Don and I have all liked him.

Jordan probably leads the pack, but Tim is a legitimate talent.
I'm excited to see him next season with these new refinements. Seems like he is one of the pitchers in the system whom has made the biggest stride this year.
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