Minor League Game Thread – Week of August 23-29

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  • #171087
    blingboy
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    Just hope he has had time to get his strength and conditioning back where it needs to be so he doesn’t hurt something else like Flaherty.

    #171090
    Cardinals27
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    Yepez with 24 homers and 63 rbis. He is looking like a potential great DH in 2022.

    #171091
    Cardinals27
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    4 Cardinal prospects with 20+ home runs. And if Walker was healthy he might be close also.

    #171093
    stlcard25
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    “Pez” also throttled a 3 run blast later on giving him 19 homers on the campaign, StlCard25. That’s 7 rbi tonight for Mr. Yepez. Very good sign that he seems to be strengthening as the season moves along. Oh, and Gorman drilled a solo 4-bagger too…..his only hit in 5 ab’s.

    Pretty impressive. Those two have done very fine work and Memphis is reaping the reward by having these bash brothers back to back in the lineup. I’ve got Gorman penciled into 2B next year (platoon with Edman) and Yepez as a very solid candidate for some DH/utility at bats.

    #171096
    bccran
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    Yepez has seen some games in the OF at both Springfield and Memphis this season.

    #171097
    Brian Walton
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    Neither Rangel Ravelo nor John Nogowski hit 20 homers in the system, but of course, neither has been able to make the final step for good.

    #171098
    bccran
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    Yepez this season between Springfield and Memphis –
    352PA/.274/.377/.588/.965/24HR/
    63RBI

    What’s really nice is that he’s showing that power with a strike out rate of only
    18%.

    #171102
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    25, the bad part is that if there is a DH next year and Schildt is still the manager, Edman will get almost every 2B AB, Gorman will be the DH and Yepez will be in Memphis or sitting on the bench in St. Louis. While that’s not the worst thing ever, Edman seems to get exposed when he plays every day. Gorman really needs to get almost all the reps at second unless his defense hurts the team.

    I wouldn’t have a problem with Edman playing CF if he could field it almost as well as Bader.

    #171103
    Brian Walton
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    On the last point, forsch, it’s a huge “if”, though…

    #171104
    Brian Walton
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    #171105
    Brian Walton
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    Sunday, August 29

    Memphis vs. Columbus, 2:05 CT, T.J. Zeuch
    Springfield at NW Arkansas, 2:05 CT, Kevin McGovern
    Peoria vs. South Bend, 1:35 CT, Michael YaSenka
    Palm Beach vs. Jupiter, noon ET, Dionys Rodriguez
    FCL, DSL off

    #171106
    blingboy
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    Since Yepez’s promotion to AAA

    June BA/OBP .277 / .373 and 2 HR and 15 K
    July BA/OBP .229 / .327 and 10 HR and 23 K
    August BA/OBP .333 / .442 and 4 HR and 11 K

    It seems like maybe they are working on his swing/approach to get the right balance between power and average. In July the homer surge came with a huge drop in OBP that month. At this point, a plausible scenario would have him hitting 1st or 2nd next year as DH / platoon guy. Hopefully he does not have Yadi speed.

    #171107
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    Yeah Brian, I should have bolded and underlined the “if”. Edman’s bat profiles well as a very good defensive CFer.

    #171127
    gscottar
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    Yepez could be another Allen Craig.

    #171134
    14NyquisT
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    MLB has a stat in their split section as “late/close”. Now according to this stat Edman is batting .357. Oh yeah and he’s batting .303 in August. I vote we give him the brush off. On the other hand…. I can’t see him losing at-bats no matter how many games Gorman plays.

    #171182
    stlcard25
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    I’m not suggesting that Edman be brushed off. I think he has a role as a utility guy. He could easily get 400 PAs as the short side of a platoon with Gorman, fill in SS, 3B and maybe some OF reps. I really think 2B with Gorman and Edman getting mostly favorable PAs yields at least an .800 OPS from the position and decent defense too.

    #171187
    PugsleyAddams
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    Yepez could be another Allen Craig.

    With the way “Pez” is progressing, I’m hoping for a Tony Perez type of career, Scotty. He’ll be a year or two behind Tony’s pace, but who knows?

    #171192
    mudville
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    MLB has Yepes ranked No. 27 according to the Cardinals’ website. Not sure if that means anything. He’ll be one to watch in spring training next year.

    #171202
    Brian Walton
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    Our July rankings have Yepez no. 23 in the system.

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    Brian Walton
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