Minor League Game Thread – Week of July 26-August 1

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    Why not be positive? Yepez, Nootbaar, and Burleson are all having good seasons. Nice to see.

    Well, I was being tongue in cheek. A lot of our prospect hitters are having good to great years. Gorman, Walker, Winn, and Nunez are all holding their own at least in years when they’ve been promoted. The three you mentioned plus Nick Plummer, Delvin Perez and Brendon Donovan have been quite good. It looks like we should have some potentially good additions to the lineup in the next few years. The pitching has not been so great, but there have been some positives there too.

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    Saturday, July 31

    Memphis vs. Gwinnett, 7:10 pm CT, Johan Oviedo
    Springfield vs. Arkansas, 6:05 pm CT, Kevin McGovern
    Peoria vs. Beloit, 6:35 pm CT, Michael YaSenka
    Palm Beach vs. Tampa, 6:30 pm ET, John Beller
    FCL Cardinals at Marlins, 10:00 am ET
    DSL Blue at DSL Red, 10:30 am ET

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    Only one real bright spot in Saturday’s (DSL, FCL aside) play system wide. His name is Edgar Eduardo Manzo. EE sailed beautifully thru 5 complete innings with the wind at his back, as he shut down the high octane offensively minded Tampa Tampons with barely a whimper. How does no hits, no runs, 6 K’s and 1 free pass grab you?

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    Sunday, August 1

    Memphis vs. Gwinnett, 2:05 pm CT, Jack Flaherty
    Springfield vs. Arkansas (2), 4:05 pm CT, TBA/Tyler Pike
    Peoria vs. Beloit, 1:35 pm CT, Logan Gragg
    Palm Beach vs. Tampa (2), noon ET, Ludwin Jimenez/Gustavo Rodriguez
    FCL and DSL off

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    Cardinals27
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    I think Santos should be tried as a starter for the rest of the year. 9 strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.
    And Luken Baker is crushing the ball.
    Most all of his homers I have seen lately have been no doubters. 21 so far.

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    Right on Cardinals27. This Luken Grosvenor Baker fellow has to be the heir apparent to Goldy. 6’4 and flirting with 300 lbs and can swat balls like he’s demonstrated this year. He needs to live and breathe defense for a solid month at Goldy’s side….for starters. Greg Luzinski anyone?

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    Pugs, I still believe there will be DH next year in the NL. The bigger question is will there be a work stoppage? But surely Baker, Gorman, Burleson, and even Yepez could fill that role at least part of the time.

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    Omar Sanchez is my next pick to watch. 10 1/3, 15 Ks, 5 saves in the DSl. The Aussie catcher Burns hit his first American homer today in the FCL.

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    But surely Baker, Gorman, Burleson, and even Yepez could fill that role at least part of the time.

    Baker has a .308 OBP in AA. I wouldn’t be penciling him in for the big leagues any time soon.

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    I think Baker, who leads our minor leaguers in homers, will improve his contact rate and average. His walk rate is pretty good. In fact, I think his best chance is to be a DH, because he isn’t a great first baseman.

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    How does Baker compare to Luke Voit?

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    In AA:
    Voit: .297/.372/.477 with 20 doubles, 5 triples (?!?!?!) and 19 HR
    Baker: .230/.308/.502 with 14 doubles and 21 HR (so far)

    So, Voit had better contact skills and running (evidently). Baker has more HR power.

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