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Schlesener was on the verge of a another stellar outing tonight before rain: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K. His previous outing he twirled six-no hit frames with 13 punchouts. Granted he’s 20-years old and in Rookie Ball still, but have to be a little impressed. Projectable left-handed starting pitchers do not grow on trees. He should definitely be in the prospect rankings this fall, especially since he has gotten his walks under control of late.
Yes. I believe he replaced Tilson back in 2014.
This is also a good place to name the Cardinals candidates for the AFL as well.
Here were some mentioned on the Open Forum:
List any other names below or suggestions
In second Double-A start, Ryan Helsley hurls 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball for Springfield, fanning eight. Fastball hit 99 in last frame.
— Derek Shore (@D_Shore23) August 7, 2017
In terms of position players, I would also throw Alvarez into that mix given he missed two full months due to injury. Arozarena is another possibility. Perhaps McElroy, barring his health.
As far as pitchers, an AFL opportunity for Hudson and Flaherty would put them in position to compete for the fifth starter spot, assuming Lynn leaves. Maybe even Poncedeleon, who will be approached about starting up a rehab per the P-D. Other names: Alcantara, Helsley, Gallen, Evans, and Morales.
Hicks going for Palm Beach tonight.
Hope all is well with Turk. A true Cardinal lifer.
Seems as if Hudson’s promotion to Memphis will be made official at some point today or tomorrow. Helsley is not listed in the upcoming probables for Palm Beach, so there is that. A promotion for him is overdue.
When healthy, Seferina’s a stronger prospect than Valera and Mejia. More power (of the gap variety) than both and better defensively at every infield positions than Valera, who is questionable in that regard. Plus he has usable speed, to boot. He is not just a one-dimensional player. I like Edman the most as a utility-type. Alvarez is interesting because he can only play second base and the jury is still out on Sosa as an everyday player or utility guy, but both are having lost seasons.
It could be argued Edman has leapfrogged Sosa as the everyday shortstop at Springfield now that he is performing.
Thanks for reading. More to come!
I recall once seeing Willie McGee saying a healthy McElroy is the fastest runner in the org. That said, look for Seferina and Edman to rack up the stolen bases in the coming weeks as Johnny Rodriguez loves to run.
- This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by Derek Shore.
Plummer has slowly gained traction again at Peoria, slashing .260/.393/.360 since the start of this month. Also, hit his 4th home run last night.
Yes, Woodford was activated off the DL yesterday and Helsley was not listed on the upcoming probables. This could also be his turn to be skipped for rest, though. Do keep in mind, Arturo Reyes is back with Memphis.
Not that it matters, but they had Oquendo stationed in Johnson City for the sole purpose of working with Perez before his demotion.
Diaz is dealing with a personal issue. Will return to action Friday.
Speaking of Alvarez, he’s expected to return by the end of this month after a high-ankle sprain. Sosa, on the other hand, might miss the rest of the season after hamate bone surgery. Two candidates for the Fall League?