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  • in reply to: Josh Donaldson thread #28386
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    What happened to this thread? It should be kept alive. Agree…. disagree?

    in reply to: Minor league thread – Sat Jul 22 #28385
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    I agree with those…. they’re our near future rotation guys. We have to see how Reyes is, coming off his surgery. Do we have the power-armed Alex or something else?

    I’d also like to keep Gallen, Hicks and Helsley as the next wave.

    O’Neill hasn’t been placed at Memphis as of yet. They’ll need to make a roster move to open a spot.

    in reply to: Affiliate observations #28383
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    So, you thought you knew the Springfield Cardinals. In April they looked like a solid team with starters Alcantara-Flaherty-Gomber-Hudson-Pearce-Poncedeleon, and there was Alvarez-Lino-Mejia-Thon-Wilson-JAGarcia-Martini-Mercado. Some very good arms and bats there.

    With players coming and going plus the DL bug (Alvarez-Grayson) they finished the first half at 35-35. Alcantara, Hudson and Gomber remain add in reliever Echemendia and that’s all from the opening day pitching staff.

    Of the position players only Wilson and Mercado (long DL stretch) have been on Springfields roster all season. Bruce Caldwell (Mem), Sierra have been up and now back.

    The Cards have new members Gallen and Ellis in their rotation, plus additions Knizner, Edman, Nagowski, Seferina and Arozarena.

    As it turns out this second half team has a 19-10 record and in 1st place. With all the roster changes within our organization Springfield has had the biggest turnover so far and most likely more will be coming and going. This sure ain’t the team that opened the season on April 6th in Frisco (Tx).

    Ps. the goal is to keep the prospects moving up…. some get blocked some get moved up because of another team’s necessity. It’s a long tough road for these guys.

    in reply to: Minor league thread – Sat Jul 22 #28381
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    With all due respect to Hudson (big fan)…. Brady Whalen had a super day for Johnson City in a 9-8 win over Danville. Whalen was 3-4, (2) 2b, BB and 5 RBIs. Brady has been struggling defensively and with the bat (.190). In his 2nd pro season he’s young at 19 y.o. and at 6’4″ he’s been playing 3B for the Mountain Cards. Here’s hoping that his big offensive might set a fire under him.

    in reply to: Carson Kelly called up? #28190
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    GD it…. I’ve run out of my hours allotment of the Cardinals today. Way too much going on.

    in reply to: Carson Kelly called up? #28188
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    Springfield has 3 Cs. One (Jenner) is designated to be an emergency replacement for the full-season clubs. (He’s done it in the past and knows which doors go to all of the clubhouses).

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #95: Cards at Mets: Thu July 20 #28185
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    You’re right Carlos belongs there…. I went with their last 4 GSs because I’m talking about now and the recent past.
    Just out of curiosity, what is about this team that you enjoy? Or is it just that it is that baseball is the best game in the world. (without the replay nonsense).

    in reply to: Minor league thread – Fri Jul 21 #28182
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    I take Weaver- Flaherty- Gallen- Hudson and O’Reilly.

    in reply to: TCN's monthly top 50 prospects #28178
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    Can you tell me why you believe Young is stumbling? He’s batting .294 in his last 10 games @ PB, that’s a fact. PB doesn’t trot out a very good positional team. As far as MLB potential, the “golden ring” is a difficult climb…. making it to Memphis is tough enough. But making it to Memphis leaves you a shot at the 40-man (ala Mejia). I think Young makes it to Memphis. Which I can’t say about some others that you have put ahead of Young.

    The players that are arrogant, have checked pasts, have made poor life choices and are going in the wrong direction are the ones that one should be concerned about. Sometimes grit just outdoes glimmer. Don’t be fooled by headline makers…. because some of the headlines are negative. And if you put a lot of faith in scouting reports, they have been known to be wrong, wrong and sometimes wrong.

    At least this conversation has made me an even bigger AY fan. Say “hi” to Kyle for me…. he knows my name (plm998877)

    in reply to: Carson Kelly called up? #28169
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    Yadi has looked behind himself (for the ball) more than a criminal on the lam. It’s a kick in the ass move.

    Knizner or Lino to Memphis? They both need more playing time and now won’t have to split it. Oh wait…. Fryer to Memphis?

    in reply to: PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE A PAID SCOUT SUBSCRIBER #28166
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    Just cancelled my Scout subscription and re-upped here. I used paypal and it was a snap. Thanks Brian!!!

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #95: Cards at Mets: Thu July 20 #28157
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    This team is flat, this team is boring, this team make too many little league mistakes, this team has little hustle, stick a fork in them…. this team is going nowhere fast. If it wasn’t for Pham, DeJong, Wacha and Lynn this team would have no pulse and pronounced d.o.a.
    Sorry, just being real…. long-time Cards fan here.

    in reply to: Affiliate observations #28151
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    Does anyone have any more info on the Luis Bandes injury? He hurt his leg running to first two nights ago.

    in reply to: TCN's monthly top 50 prospects #28066
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    C’mon….. 23 is the average for the Adv-A league. Helsley, Jones, JeMartinez and now O’Reilly were all born in !994. AND we’ll see how high Young can climb before he’s 24 in May’18. I know he doesn’t project as an MLB starter but last year at this time he was working hard at State College.

    Kyle Reis at the REDBIRD DAILY has him at #28. Perhaps you don’t see hard work and no-nonsense focus as “potential”.
    ps. his hitting is improving as I write this. Check it out. Oh, and I see that O’Reilly (age 24) had no problem showing up at #32 on your list from being omitted in MAY.
    pss. I’m not a paid advocate for AY…. just stating some facts and having some enjoyment as I follow the organization this season.

    in reply to: Affiliate observations #28064
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    The big news is that Mike O’Reilly was kicked up to Palm Beach and joins Hicks, who made his 1st start there on July 12th. It’s safe to assume that O’Reilly will join the BeachBirds rotation which recently lost both Woodfood and DGonzalez. I’m guessing O’Reilly will start on Saturday at Lakeland.

    O’Reilly started 12 games for Peoria. His 1st start came on May 9th after three relief appearances for the Chiefs and he has never looked back. MO has stunned nearly everyone in the organization. The 5′-11″ righty is clearly the surprise package of ’17…. even more so than Mercado’s revival.His Game Scores have been consistently outstanding with only one hiccup on June 13th.

    The other news is that Grichuk has begun his rehab at Springfield last night going 1-4 HR, 3RBI and 2K.
    Maybe he can see(pun) the same eye doctor that fixed Tommie Pham’s eyes. Pham has turned into a dynamo since he somehow got improved vision. At the end of ’16 he was a mess and Matheny wouldn’t even use him to PH. He has to be right behind Mercado as another stunner in ’17.

    There was a lot of bad pitching starts last night throughout the organization, so the starter of the day belongs to Winston Nicasio down at the GCL-Cards. It was his third start… the first two were total duds.

    in reply to: Affiliate observations #28054
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    Thanks Derek….. I would appreciate any other info you have on DLers (DGonzalez- Woodford- Spitz- Kilichowski- JPerez- as it is always hard to find.

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #93: Cards at Mets: Tue July 18 #27971
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    pads…..
    Who is the sixth starter? AlReyes?
    IMO Gallen is right behind Weaver and Flaherty. He’s more consistent than Hudson. I don’t like the idea of making relievers out of starters (ex.Lynn). There may be some instances where it’s the correct thing to try. I think they lose their value. There will most likely be a couple of the starters that will be used to acquire position players that we need. We seem to have a number of P prospects exceeding expectations. I also feel that after the Peoria bunch the starting pitching drops off quite a bit, so we need to make sure that we’re holding on to the right guys.

    Realistically, so much will change before opening day ’18. But it’s good you’ve made a plan to work with.

    in reply to: Affiliate observations #27968
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    Springfield has reeled of 6 in a row…. allowing just 7 runs (3 last night). Gallen-Hudson-Gomber-Alcantara-Ellis provide them with solid early on innings. (Pearce just moved up to Memphis.)
    When Sierra returns, he’ll join Mercado and Arozarena in the OF… nice trio.
    Knizner has been raking lately and the INF of Seferina-Edman-Nagowski-Wilson are all performing well.
    This is a team with Alvarez and Sosa on the DL.

    State College is starting to get some decent pitching now, but the bottom 2 rookie team’s pitching are disasters. Much different than last season.

    in reply to: Giancarlo Stanton thread #27952
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    You can close out the Martinez thread…. and I hope we can do the same with Stanton soon.

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #93: Cards at Mets: Tue July 18 #27950
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    Mets announcers kept complaining about the time spent on the Gyorko replay. MLB wants to speed up the game and institutes the one thing that causes 10-15 minutes of nothingness. Two grown men standing around with wires and etc. up their a$$e$ looking like fools. I HATE REPLAY!!!! Play the game.

    Teams get 1/2 the calls in favor and 1/2 against…. in the long run it all works out it’s the nature of the game. The umpires would make sure of that. Maybe only use it in the post-season.

    in reply to: TCN's monthly top 50 prospects #27907
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    RE: YOUNG. Yeah, well let’s remember it is Palm Beach and he finished ’16 at State College and it took him some time to get going at Peoria earlier this season.

    Of those drafted earlier than Young that he has surpassed level-wise 22 were college draftees (as he was), 5 were HS draftees (6 were unsigned). There are only 4 draftees from ’16 at a higher level than Young…..:Hudson 1st rd.- Gallen 3rd- Edman 6th- Knizner 7th. Two are teammates at PB Jones 2nd- Billings 13th. Young was drafted in the 37th rd!

    Sometimes folks are turned off by lower round draft picks despite them actually finding success. It’s that all important perceived potential that clouds their viewpoint.

    Sorry for the dup. I tried to delete the previous posting of this comment.

    in reply to: TCN's monthly top 50 prospects #27905
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    RE: YOUNG. Yeah, well let’s remember it is Palm Beach and he finished ’16 at State College and it took him some time to get going at Peoria earlier this season.

    Of those drafted earlier than Young (6 were unsigned) that he has surpassed level-wise 22 were college draftees (as he was), 5 were HS draftees. There are only 4 draftees from ’16 at a higher level:Hudson 1st rd.- Gallen 3rd- Edman 6th- Knizner 7th. Two are teammates at PB Jones 2nd- Billings 13th. Young came on board in the 37th rd!

    Sometimes folks are turned off by lower round draft picks despite them actually finding success. It’s that all important perceived potential that clouds their viewpoint.

    in reply to: TCN's monthly top 50 prospects #27814
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    (hand raised) BW, would Andy Young have made your top-60 list? Wait…. what? I double checked your top-50…… no Young. I know that there will be some explanation.

    in reply to: TCN's monthly top 50 prospects #27813
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    I think that he doesn’t have his head 100% in baseball mode. Some of it is back home with his Mom. I guess it can’t be helped. Maybe it’s hard to play the game you love when there’s misery back at the homestead. Just guessing.

    in reply to: Affiliate observations #27812
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    Matt Pearce to Memphis from Springfield.

    Starters:
    Flaherty
    MGonzales
    Weaver
    Gant
    Mayers
    Zeid
    Pearce
    ArReyes (rehab) back soon
    and Gallen a call away at Springfield.

    Seems like there might be something in the wind.

    Memphis is 14-2 in last 16 games. The pitching has been superior and Memphis is the class of the Pacific Coast League. Our AAA team hasn’t been so good since the Louisville Cards. It’s not outlandish to say that three or four of those arms could be pitching in the majors.
    This may be a good time to switch ArReyes over to the bullpen. He’s a good AAA pitcher but when he was on the DL a few guys whizzed right by him. There’s little chance of him ever seeing St Louis except some very good innings in the Redbird pen.

    Hudson has been the steadiest of the starters at Springfield.

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