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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Memphis at Round Rock: Zac Gallen
    Springfield vs. Midland: Dakota Hudson
    Palm Beach vs. Bradenton: Jake Woodford
    Peoria vs. Beloit: Ian Oxnevad
    State College at Williamsport: Sam Tewes
    Johnson City at Greeneville: Alvaro Seijas
    GCL Cards vs. Astros
    DSL Cards vs. Nats

    #26789
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    That’s a good batch of arms going in today’s games.

    I guess I’m as guilty as the rest of the die-hard prospect watchers around here of perhaps over-rating our prospects. The truth is there’s 29 other MLB team followers that do the same thing. The experts put out a ranking of all the prospects and we’d like to see our guys closer to the top.

    With all the MiLB teams now underway it may be wise to check out the league leaders as that is a good way to see just how well the players stand in their own level. We have some young players that are having terrific seasons and that’s called production. Other highly rated prospects may have been challenged to levels that they are having difficulty with. Sink or swim? Maybe. Promoting prospects is part of the growing process. There’s people trained to know if a certain prospect is physically, mentally and mature enough to advance up the chain. Over expectations sometimes aren’t the answer.(continued)

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    Sometimes moving up is due to another player’s injury at a higher level. The prospects have to except that and should always be prepared for that situation. “Ready or not here I come”.

    These players are human and, accordingly, each one is different. Different motivation factors are important. The skill sets are different also. These guys have to be able to produce at the level they are set at and continue to progress. Age becomes a factor at a certain point and if they haven’t kept up, it becomes problematic for the organization to allow a roster space to be unfulfilled.

    No doubt there will be minor league “lifers”, those taken low down in the draft are good candidates for that fate. Occasionally one will fool the experts and produce well above expectations. There are thousands of minor league players trying to grab the golden ring. The ones that do are those with a superior set of skills, those highly motivated, those with perseverance, patience and a lot of faith in themselves. There is a lot of competition and pressure to satisfy expectations. I tend to use production as a good measuring stick as to where they stand. (continued)

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    For future starters Parra has replaced Hicks as Friday stater for Peoria and Hicks is not listed for the next turn thru rotation. With TBD for Palm Beach Saturday wonder if he has been promoted to take Junior F.’s spot.

    Or injury, hoping for the former.

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    Confirmed on Hicks:

    #26846
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    Neither then on Hicks just more rest.

    #26898
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Bader with 4 homeruns in his last five games!

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    Did you guys see this?

    It’s hilarious!!!

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    Been saying for 2 days Molina would have still been forced at 1st. But the way Piscotty stood in the box and did not run today looks like more than one cardinal would still have made an out at first. ?

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