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  • #174918
    Brian Walton
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    #174919
    mudville
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    I guess that’s why they’re trying him out as a starter.

    #174924
    Nigel T
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    Hicks has an enormous gap in his development. He needs innings, and perhaps just as importantly, he needs some low stress innings mixed in. Closers get very few of those.

    #174952
    Brian Walton
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    #174958
    Brian Walton
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    If you have been on the fence about subscribing, now might be a good time to pull the trigger. Great new content now with a lot more coming soon…

    #174959
    Brian Walton
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    #174963
    Cardinals27
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    I can’t find a box score the AFL league game last night. Did Yepez or any other prospect do anything?

    #174967
    stlcard25
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    C27, Brian’s report above has all the info on the game and a link to the box score as well.

    #175045
    Brian Walton
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    #175052
    14NyquisT
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    c27….this will get you to the AFL box scores. https://www.mlb.com/arizona-fall-league/schedule

    Nootbaar-Yepez-Gorman very impressive so far. Should be fun to follow this team.

    #175055
    blingboy
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    It sounds like Hicks had some trouble but he is getting in the live game action work he needs.

    #175080
    Brian Walton
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    #175116
    Brian Walton
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    #175118
    blingboy
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    There is the chance they are showcasing some of these guys for trade bait.

    #175134
    LACardFan
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    There is the chance they are showcasing some of these guys for trade bait.

    They have certainly done that in the past, though I would like to see them keep all these guys.

    #175141
    Brian Walton
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    A good AFL certainly would not hurt a prospect, but these guys are already well scouted in the regular season.

    #175142
    Cards667
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    Yeah I don’t think there is “showcasing” anymore, unless it is trying to show a guy is healthy enough to trade before the deadline. There are too many scouts and videos now not to be able to get a look at a guy. His AFL to me is just more AB and more time and work as a corner OF. They know he can play 1B, but AB’s aren’t there. He’s serviceable back-up at 3B, but again AB’s aren’t really there either. But if he can add serviceable corner OF then between the 4 spots and probability of DH then AB’s should be there. His corner OF play didn’t start until 2019 and has been pretty limited.

    #175156
    Brian Walton
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    #175157
    bccran
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    How are they going to fit Sosa, DeJong, Edman, Gorman, and Donovan into that middle infield? Donovan looks an ideal leadoff man.

    #175162
    blingboy
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    I see Nooty went Ofer 5 leading off yesterday.

    cranny maybe no DeJong if they want to beam Donovan up. Maybe that doesn’t happen until after the season starts and Donovan starts in Memphis. On the other hand, maybe Shildt’s giving up on DeJong was an aspect of the philosophical differences. We did earlier see a quote from DeJong where he was spewing a load of analytics and biomechanical gibberish. He sounded like a true believer.

    #175176
    Brian Walton
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    Donovan has less than 100 career games above A-ball, less than three dozen at Triple-A. There is no hurry to rush him to St. Louis. He isn’t Rule 5 eligible and doesn’t have to be added to the roster. An injury or trade will eventually create an opening – and if he keeps progressing, his time will come soon enough.

    Guys who play well enough always get their chance.

    P.S. Members can look forward to my interview with Donovan to be posted Monday. Gorman and Nootbaar are already available, with the rest coming soon!

    #175186
    bccran
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    Lars Nootbaar had 68 games above A ball.

    A- 57 games
    A 29 games
    A+ 39 games
    AA 33 games
    AAA 35 games

    If Donovan is ready, then he’s ready.

    If DeJong is traded, you still have Sosa, Edman, Gorman, and Donovan competing for 2 middle infield spots, with Rondon, Moroff, and Robertson as backups.

    #175221
    bccran
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    Here were Wacha’s total minor league starts after he was drafted –

    Rookie – 2
    A+ – 2
    AA – 2
    AAA – 15

    Some guys are ready faster than others, Brian. Donovan may fall into that category.

    #175227
    Brian Walton
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    If Nootbaar was ready, he wouldn’t be playing in the AFL right now. They only pushed him ahead after Thomas, Williams, Dean and Hurst all failed and/or were hurt. Somebody had to be the 4th OF. Wacha is a first round pick pitcher. Anecdotal apples don’t equal oranges.

    #175234
    bccran
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    Simple fact. Nootbaar was promoted to the major leagues after only 68 games combined at AA and AAA. Wacha had only 17 starts between AA and AAA before becoming a major leaguer. How many innings did Hicks pitch at AA and AAA before joining the big league club? None. Generalizations stated and used to predict that Donovan is probably not ready after less than 100 games combined at the AA and AAA levels may be simply inapplicable specifically to him.

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