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    Memphis vs. Nashville – Anthony Shew (1-0, 0.00) 2:05 CT.
    Springfield vs. NW Arkansas – Williams Perez (3-1, 4.86) 4:10 CT.
    Palm Beach and Peoria off

    Happy Mother’s Day!

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    Peoria is now the place to be. Gorman, Torres, and Nunez. Wow!!

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    Oh Wow! Malcom in Peoria. Now that’s something to get excited about!

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    Shew took a comebacker off his arm and had to leave in the third inning. No further details yet.

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    And the hits keep a coming.

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    Isn’t Brian supposed to be at EST soon? Bad timing for him to miss on Nunez and Torres, but good for the folks able to see games in Peoria. Hopefully they do well.

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    “Bad timing for him to miss on Nunez and Torres, but good for the folks able to see games in Peoria. Hopefully they do well.”

    I may be going to Wednesday’s game. If I do, I’ll file a full report, 25.

    Not sure how Torres and Nunez both make a top 5 Cardinal list, what with Gorman, Montero, Knizner, Carlson, and Ivan Herrera each distinctly ahead of them. Herrera for instance is younger than Torres and already succeeding conspicuously for the Chiefs.

    If Ivan keeps doing what he’s doing, there’s pretty much no way that Torres can catch him this year — especially given that Herrera has much more defensive upside, too, if he remains at catcher. I like Torres plenty (roughly 12-14 slot in the organization), but I can’t help feeling that some folks are overreacting to his blistering three weeks with the Gulf Coast Birds last year. Throw out those 17 games and his career track record is good-but-unspecial.

    I mean, if we’re going to completely re-evaluate a guy based on that kind of sample size, in a league where he is merely age-appropriate, then let’s make Julio Rodrigez a top 30-40 overall prospect right now. Because he’s a 21-year-old catcher with a nearly 200 wRC+ in High-A, his defensive markers are all off the charts, and he has the lowest strikeout rate of the 44 hitters in his league with an above average isolated slugging. So high ceiling, safe floor — if we only look at his 90+ trips to the plate this year.

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