Minor League Game Thread – Week of August16-22

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  • #195970
    Brian Walton
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    #195971
    Brian Walton
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    #195973
    stlcard25
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    Koperniak has quietly been good this year. I’ll be curious if he can somehow find his way to a cup of MLB coffee some day. It would be cool for the Brit to make it.

    Jonathan Mejia is also justifying his lofty initial ranking. He had a 143 wRC+ going into yesterday. I’m interested to see him come over here next year.

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    Brian Walton
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    #196154
    Brian Walton
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    #196156
    bccran
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    McGreevey’s been kicked around a bit at AA.

    #196160
    blingboy
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    McGreevey and Graceffo are in the same boat having a handful of starts in class A before moving up to AA. We will have to see how that works out.

    #196164
    Brian Walton
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    Pushing pitchers ahead aggressively can lead to some early bumps. But let’s not forget that just 14 months ago, the two were college juniors. Holding their own at Double-A already is pretty good progress, IMO.

    Season to date, there are just two qualifying pitchers in the entire Texas League with ERAs under 4.11. The overall ERA across the Texas League is 5.10. (Springfield is 5.53.) Some tough parks to pitch in.

    #196166
    bccran
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    Great to know, Brian. Thank you. Just hope they don’t lose their confidence going through waters that are a little rougher. I seem to remember that someone once said that AA is roughly equivalent to D-1 (larger program) college baseball. Is there any truth to that?

    #196167
    Brian Walton
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    I hadn’t heard that and I question it. How many D1 pitchers start their pro careers in Double-A, which would supposedly be the same level of competition as they just came from? Have any? I can’t think of one.

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    Brian Walton
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    Matthew Liberatore, who was scheduled to start Friday, is now Memphis’ pitcher tonight.

    #196209
    CariocaCardinal
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    Angel draftee picher Ben Joyce started his minor league career this year in AA but certainly the exception

    #196231
    blingboy
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    Liberatore was a disaster tonight. 4 hits and 3 walks in 2.2 IP. 3 ER. He’s been getting pummeled since he went down, especially lately.

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    stlcard25
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    You sort of wonder…was there a crackdown on the sticky stuff in MiLB too? Cause the pitchers have generally struggled for the last two years.

    #196234
    1toughdominican
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    stlcard…I’ve often wondered about whether or not a catcher or a pitcher has any influence over whether or not a baseball remains in play. Seems like they hand the ball to the HPU for the purpose of discarding it every time it’s in the dirt, foul tipped etc. I’d think a pitcher could use a little blemish in the form of a scuff to increase the action on one of his offerings and demand to have the ball thrown back to him. I guess I think too much…

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    Cardinals27
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    Buchburger and Walker both hit 2 homers and counting. Walker and his Springfield team are still playing. Palm Beach game is suspended. Pinder, despite his advanced age for AA, has 46 rbis in 51 games.

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    Brian Walton
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    #196257
    Brian Walton
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    Friday’s #STLCards minors probables:

    Mem at Gwi: RH Tommy Parsons (8-3, 4.74)

    Spr vs Ark, RH Gordon Graceffo (5-3, 4.13) (p)

    Peo vs QC: RH Dionys Rodriguez (3-11, 4.59)

    PB vs FtM: RH Jose Davila (0-0, 1.32) + completion of Thu suspended game

    FCL at Hou Blue + completion of Thu suspended game

    DSL vs Tex Blue

    #196262
    stlcard25
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    Nice work for Walker. It seems like he should have a higher than .212 ISO, but he’s hit really well this year. I’m still hoping for a late callup to Memphis and a shot at debuting in 2023.

    #196269
    Brian Walton
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    I am also hoping for Arizona Fall League.

    #196433
    Brian Walton
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    #196434
    Brian Walton
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    #196444
    14NyquisT
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    Of course Tommy Jew (4 for 5) was the “Player of the Day”. Hey wait they got it wrong again. It is very annoying when the subjective choice are…. what’s the word?…. you know.

    #196449
    UConn Card
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    No, Ny, I don’t know. Enlighten me

    #196491
    Brian Walton
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