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  • #43154

    14NyquisT
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    The ages of the pitchers mentioned as being assigned to (AAA) Memphis

    Flaherty………22>>>>>23– 10/15/18
    Gant………….25>>>>>26– 8/6/18
    Hudson………..23>>>>>24– 9/15/18
    NMolina……….29
    Gomber………..25>>>>>26– 1/25/19
    Pearce………..23>>>>>24– 2/24/18
    Poncedeleon……26>>>>>27– 1/16/19
    Helsley……….23>>>>>24– 7/18/18
    Herget………..26>>>>>27– 4/3/18
    Greene………..22>>>>>23– 4/4/18

    Note– Gomber is already 25… this is his make or break season. I’m not sure where NMolina would fit in if he doesn’t make AAA. Poncedeleon (26) is in the same boat as Gomber and with the missed time and recovery his clock is ticking. Ditto for Herget, although he has been a relief pitcher. There’s so much starting pitcher competition at the AAA and AA levels right now. The farm must be watching the clock also.

    #43194

    PadsFS
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    Gomber was born on November 23rd, 1993. He just turned 24 years old and will play 2018 as such.

    That makes sense because Ponce was a Senior signee and Gomber was a Junior and they were drafted in the same year.

    #43195

    bccran
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    I wonder how fast they will push Helsley. He will probably start at Springfield, but may see a reasonable amount of time at Memphis. Not out of the question he could be called up to St. Louis in an emergency sometime during the season?

    #43202

    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Gomber’s “clock” is no longer a pressing matter. It was re-set this winter when he was added to the 40-man. As long as he continues to show some progress, he has three more years.

    PDL is in a different boat as he has not yet earned a 40-man spot. A strong recovery and he will – or he might get taken this time in the Rule 5 draft.

    #43442

    flood21
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    Thought I’d play the game too. Twelve position players on each team, will figure out my pitching staff later.

    Memphis
    C Knizner , Pena
    1- Voit , Ravelo (OF)
    2-Schrock , Valera (OF)
    SS-Munoz , Tovar
    3- Wisdom
    OF- O’Neill , Schaffer(p)
    OF- Mercado

    Springfield
    C- Martinez , Baron
    1- Nogowski
    2- Seferina , Urias
    SS- Sosa
    3- Young , Caldwell
    OF-Arozarena
    OF-Billings
    OF- Drake , Thomas

    Palm Beach
    C-O’Keefe , McCarvel
    1- Trosclair
    2- Robertson , Dykstra
    SS- Edman , Ascancio
    3- Hudzina
    OF-Jackson
    OF- Carlson
    OF- Woodman , Moreno

    Peoria
    C- Lopez , Lancaster(1)
    1- Yepez
    2- Davis , Lopes
    SS- Figuroa
    3- Mendoza , Y.Gonzalez
    OF-Plummer
    OF-Pinder
    OF-Hurst , Denton

    Yepez and Mendoza deserve to be at Palm Beach and will probably be by mid season.

    Had some problems with typing so had to edit.

    #43443

    flood21
    Participant

    Garcia is my 3rd Outfielder for Memphis. (Had edit problems)

    #43445

    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Thanks for sharing, flood21.

    Off the top of my head, here are some of the guys who would be without jobs: Alex Mejia, Leobaldo Pina, Chris Chinea, Casey Grayson, Jose Godoy, Jose Martinez (ss).

    #43810

    CariocaCardinal
    Participant

    Possibly the best Memphis rotation ever to start tge season if Reyes starts there in rehab. Potentially 5 top 10 ranked players with 2 in top 100 nationally.

    Reyes (1)
    Flaherty (2)
    Hudson (6)
    Heisly (9)
    Gomber (10)

    Springfield is almost equally as loaded

    Hicks (7)
    Greene (15 – estimate)
    Fernandez (16)
    Woodford (17)
    Jones (23)

    No guarantee those will be the starters but the possibilty is impressive.

    #43813
    BlackHillsCard
    BlackHillsCard
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    Where does Poncedeleon fit in your roster prediction CC? Memphis bullpen?

    #43814

    858booyah
    Participant

    Maybe one or the other piggybacks.

    I think we need to cool the expectations on Reyes a bit. He may not be starter ready off top even for Memphis.

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 4 days ago by  858booyah.
    #43816
    BlackHillsCard
    BlackHillsCard
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    I agree with you Booyah. I actually expect Reyes to start the season on the DL

    #43817

    CariocaCardinal
    Participant

    Yes, BHC, in that scenario both Poncedeleon and Gant would start in the Memphis bullpen.

    I wonder from a mental standpoint which is better for Poncedeleon. If starting, maybe he can prepare himself better mentally for facing hitters or maybe it would give him too much time to think and develop anxiety. As a reliever, he would have to come in more often and wouldnt have as much time to either prepare mentally or obsess.

    #43818

    CariocaCardinal
    Participant

    Yes, BHC, in that scenario both Poncedeleon and Gant would start in the Memphis bullpen.

    I wonder from a mental standpoint which is better for Poncedeleon. If starting, maybe he can prepare himself better mentally for facing hitters or maybe it would give him too much time to think and develop anxiety. As a reliever, he would have to come in more often and wouldnt have as much time to either prepare mentally or obsess.

    #43820

    CariocaCardinal
    Participant

    Ok, this edit function officially blows!

    #43821

    CariocaCardinal
    Participant

    I have the Memphis bullpen just as crowded with:

    Lucas
    Sherrif
    Mayers
    Wick
    Gant
    Poncedeleon
    Morales
    Ar Reyes
    Herbert

    And then you have the NRIs and off season Latin signings

    Gilmartin
    Schafer
    Guilmar
    Mijuca
    Molina
    Vilalobos

    No.wonder Neilsen retired!

    #43822

    CariocaCardinal
    Participant

    Not sure why this keeps double posting . Grrrr

    #43838
    BlackHillsCard
    BlackHillsCard
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    Its crazy how Nielsen was one of the better pitchers in Memphis, posted career numbers and was still demoted over guys like Zeid and Gilmartin.

    I don’t get bringing back Mujica since his MLB career seems to be over and he will be taking a spot from one of the actual prospects.

    #43849

    PadsFS
    Participant

    Mujica had an injury which really affected him in 2016. Perhaps his wrist didn’t fully heal.

    #43857

    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Mujica is the lowest of low-risk additions. He won’t even take innings away from prospects in MLB camp.

    #43861

    858booyah
    Participant

    Cross Wick of that Memphis list CC.

    #43862

    CariocaCardinal
    Participant

    Wick isn’t gone yet. He may very well pass through waivers.

    #44008

    CariocaCardinal
    Participant

    That was a simple days work. Just replace Wick with Motte in the Memphis bullpen scrum.

    #44123

    14NyquisT
    Participant

    Its becoming increasing difficult for me to predict a landing spot for Carlson in ’18. The general consensus is that as a 18 y.o., playing low-A ball, he did a damn fine job. Not great just fine. That obviously hasn’t dissuaded almost anyone from jumping off his potential. And rightly so.

    He’s probably too young to make the jump to AA Springfield to start the season, but the FSL may not be the place to increase his offensive confidence. Still that appears to be his fate.

    I’m not sure if the organization has looked at moving him to first base. He has the build and the good footwork that could project him there. If he makes that switch, he could start the season at Peoria again and if he succeeds in the new position he can move up to Palm Beach during the season and get a shot at AA in ’19. For April’18… Palm Beach’s OF or 1B at Peoria??

    #44131

    CariocaCardinal
    Participant

    I dont agree with prospects avoiding PB. First, what most people dont realize is that almost all of the negative park figures are for LH hitters. For RH hitters it is basically a normal place. Second, what a great way to teach hitters the value of hitting line drives and taking walks!

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