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Dochalo    10,681

A - win 7-2 (bees 3-2)

Sanger 2-3, 2bb, 1rbi (played 2b again tonight.  no errors)

Michael Pierson 3-4, double, 3 rbi.  

Jose Rodriguez 5ip, 7h, 1bb, 0er (2r), 4k - 20yo from Venezuala.  Listed at 6'2 155.  Scout.com has him as our #49.  Doesn't throw hard.  Good feel for a young guy.  Best pitch is a changeup.  Fastball high 80's low 90's, but I imagine there is some room for growth relative to frailty.  Get this dude some ensure.  

 

Luis Pena 3ip, 1bb, 9k (not a typo.  dude seriously whiffed 9 out of the 10 guys he faced).  Suspended at the beginning of 2014 for 50 games (PED - Boldenone).   Maybe they should test him again.  Just kidding Luis - keep it going.  He's 5'11, 170 so whatever he's throwing must be freaky nasty.  

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Dochalo    10,681

A+ loss 6-5.  Only team in the org to lose today (3-3 on the season)

Ward 1-4

Briceno 2-4, hr, 2rbi.  (torrid start )

Baldoquin 1-2, double, rbi.  played 2b.  Apparently, he and Fletcher will be trading off 2b/ss from week to week.  Baldo got replaced though.  not sure why.

Houchins 1-4

 

Jake Jewell with a rough outing.  3ip, 8h, 4er, 3bb, 3k

Loconsole in relief of him 3ip, 1h, 1bb, 2k

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Dochalo    10,681

AA - win 6-3 (Travs now 2-4)

Bo Way 1-3, bb, 2r, 2sb from the leadoff spot.  

Sherm 2-3, triple, 2r, rbi, bb, 1sb, 1cs

Hinshaw 1-3

 

Eric Aguilera 3-4, 3rbi.  Dude just keeps hitting.  Not sure anyone knew this but he won the Angels minor league triple crown last year with 17hr, 94rbi and a .313 avg.  Maybe that's not saying much, but it's not sayin' nothin'.  Plays 1b.  Lit up the cal league pretty good last year.  .327avg (led the league for anyone over 400pa).  .925ops was 10th.  A bit 'seasoned' for his level at 25 in AA now.  34th rounder from Ill State U. in 2013.  

 

Kyle McGowin 7ip, 4h, 1er, 2bb, 7k.  Nice bounce back start for him.  Had some elbow issues last year and struggled with command last year.  24yo with good stuff.  Former 5th rounder out of Savannah State in 2013.  Fastball 90-93.  Touches 95.  Really good movement. Deceptive delivery.  Good slurve.  Change needs work.  Middle of the rotation upside.  With his previous elbow issues though I could see them converting him to relief at some point.  

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Dochalo    10,681

AAA win 2-1.  Bees are 5-1 overall

Ortega 2-4

Cowart 3-4, double, rbi.  .381 overall. Made a throwing error tonight.  first of the season.  

Kubitza 1-2, bb, rbi.  played 2b tonight (.429avg to start the year)

 

Nate Smith  5ip, 6h, 0er, 2bb, 9k.  His velo uptick from last year put him in a different category for me.  Got pounded at AAA to end the year in 2015.  Outside of that he's been very good.  

 

Satterwhite and Guerra each with a scoreless frame and 3k.  Achter with 2 scoreless.  

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Scotty@AW    3,096

AAA win 2-1. Bees are 5-1 overall

Ortega 2-4

Cowart 3-4, double, rbi. .381 overall. Made a throwing error tonight. first of the season.

Kubitza 1-2, bb, rbi. played 2b tonight (.429avg to start the year)

Nate Smith 5ip, 6h, 0er, 2bb, 9k. His velo uptick from last year put him in a different category for me. Got pounded at AAA to end the year in 2015. Outside of that he's been very good.

Satterwhite and Guerra each with a scoreless frame and 3k. Achter with 2 scoreless.

Kubitza looks good at the plate and at 2B. I won't be suggesting a promotion, just observation. Lat year he sucked in ST and started the year hot too.

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totdprods    2,580

I know there isn't much history to support it, but it would be awesome if Jose Briceno took a big leap forward. Would make that trade even more intriguing. If you take out his '14 season he's had pretty good offensive stats for a catcher.

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Scotty@AW    3,096

Also for Kyle McGowin, he reached 100% around the middle of last year. About a year and a half ago, there was some thought that he'd need Tommy John. I guess there was a tear in the ligament, but rest and rehab was recommended over surgery in his case. The timeline between the two options is similar, and we're seeing who McGowin really is now.

To me, he has started written all over him. Reminds me a lot off Michael Clevinger, who we sent to Cleveland and is fully healed and turning heads now.

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Chuckster70    8,289

Man I'm stoked to see Nate Smith and Kyle McGowin do so well out of the gate. 

 

I'm equally excited to see Cowart continue to hit well in the minors. 

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Chuckster70    8,289

Man if McGowin and Alcantara can dominate in Double-A and Nate Smith continues to pitch well in AAA, as well as Tropeano in the big leagues, with Skaggs coming up soon...we'll be like Newcomb/Ellis who?

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Scotty@AW    3,096

Man if McGowin and Alcantara can dominate in Double-A and Nate Smith continues to pitch well in AAA, as well as Tropeano in the big leagues, with Skaggs coming up soon...we'll be like Newcomb/Ellis who?

That would be nice. I think the thing to keep in mind with these guys is their floor and ceiling. The knock on Dipoto era drafts (headed by Ric Wilson) is that they've been too pitching heavy and too college heavy. The result is a lot of pitchers with lower ceilings, but high floors. Essentially a lot of swing men and 5th starters.

Newcomb and Ellis both had a higher ceiling, which is what made them attractive to other teams. But their floors are also quite low, meaning there's still a higher probability for flame out or bullpen work.

Alcantara fits the Newcomb-Ellis mold, while McGowin is more the other. Nate Smith too. The end result here is that we have two 3-4-5 starter candidates in McGowin and Smith when what this team really needs is another Garrett Richards. Fortunately we have Heaney, Skaggs and Tropeano that can potentially fit that bill.

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nikkachez    273

I'm hoping Alcantara can be a difference maker in the pen this year if being a SP doesn't work out. Seeing that 100 mph heat would throw off a lot of guys once Smith and Street come in afterwards. Also good to see Ward's plate discipline is still going strong. That's what he'll need if he wants to make it in the Bigs (offensively).

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Chuckster70    8,289

If Victor Alcantara's changeup continues to improve and he can command his sick slider and high 90's fastball better, look the F out. He could end up being better than Richards.

 

But I agree with what you said, Scotty about the ceiling and floors for all of these guys. 

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Dochalo    10,681

The high floor/low ceiling draft seems to work better for pitching in my estimation.  Mostly because you've got a fall back being the pen.  

 

For position players, there are always guys floating around who can be your utility infielder or 4th OFer.  Some of those guys might even end up being fringe starters.  Look at our AAA roster right now.  The entire thing is filled with what a high floor low ceiling draft pick is likely to become.  

 

I think it's a mistake to focus only only one segment of the player pool.  Scout as many players as possible and draft BPA.  Don't worry about whether a player is potentially closer to the majors.  If they aren't very talented, they aren't going to help that much anyway. 

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Scotty@AW    3,096

The high floor/low ceiling draft seems to work better for pitching in my estimation. Mostly because you've got a fall back being the pen.

For position players, there are always guys floating around who can be your utility infielder or 4th OFer. Some of those guys might even end up being fringe starters. Look at our AAA roster right now. The entire thing is filled with what a high floor low ceiling draft pick is likely to become.

I think it's a mistake to focus only only one segment of the player pool. Scout as many players as possible and draft BPA. Don't worry about whether a player is potentially closer to the majors. If they aren't very talented, they aren't going to help that much anyway.

I like what they did last year, taking a ton of isotope players. They even managed to acquire first round talent in the second round with Jahmai Jones. But guys like Sanger, Arakawa, Fletcher and Ward could end up being pretty decent.

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Dochalo    10,681

I like what they did last year, taking a ton of isotope players. They even managed to acquire first round talent in the second round with Jahmai Jones. But guys like Sanger, Arakawa, Fletcher and Ward could end up being pretty decent.

that's my issue.  We drafted one high upside guy.  The other guys might end up pretty decent.  Does that mean fringy major leaguers?  Guys unlikely to ever be true starters?  I wouldn't mind a mix of that with a few more swing for the fences types.  

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Chuckster70    8,289

that's my issue. We drafted one high upside guy. The other guys might end up pretty decent. Does that mean fringy major leaguers? Guys unlikely to ever be true starters? I wouldn't mind a mix of that with a few more swing for the fences types.

Seriously there is no way to predict or an exact formula.

Just draft the best player available and go from there.

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Dochalo    10,681

A - loss 10-4

Amendolare 3-5

Delph 2-3

both with a double.  Don't know much about either

 

Gatto got pounded.  5ip, 9h, 4er, 1bb, 5k.  Would like to see him start moving forward a bit although he is just 20yo.  My guess is that comes at 22ish when he gets to AA.  

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Dochalo    10,681

A+ loss 7-2

Fletcher 2-4, bb

Houchins 1-3, bb, rbi

Ward 0-4 (.240)

Briceno 1-3, bb

Trexler 1.2ip, 3k.  25 yo former white sox product.  Only drafted in 2014 though (out of the vaunted univ of north florida).  I think he will be known as Florida man hence forth.  

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Dochalo    10,681

AA night off

 

AAA loss 6-0

Buss 2-4

Maya 4ip, 4h, 1er (6r - kubitza and error at 3b and graterol an error at C), 3bb, 6k

Luetge and Ramon Ramirez each with two scoreless, and O'grady 1 scoreless.  Each with 2k.  

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Scotty@AW    3,096

that's my issue. We drafted one high upside guy. The other guys might end up pretty decent. Does that mean fringy major leaguers? Guys unlikely to ever be true starters? I wouldn't mind a mix of that with a few more swing for the fences types.

I think Sanger has a Calhoun streak to him. Arakawa reminds me of Giavotella, just sprays line drives, Fletcher is the better defensive version of Eck, Baldoquin would be Maicer in this scenario which makes Jahmai Jones Torii Hunter.

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SlappyUtilityMIF    1,534

I think Sanger has a Calhoun streak to him. Arakawa reminds me of Giavotella, just sprays line drives, Fletcher is the better defensive version of Eck, Baldoquin would be Maicer in this scenario which makes Jahmai Jones Torii Hunter.

 

Jahmai Jones - Torii Hunter........ Well, I hope he's just is a lil better than Reggie Montgomery and breaks camp eventually with the Big Club........ I'm not going to place titles or comparisons on anyone! Especially a kid that may or may not make it.

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Dochalo    10,681

A - win 3-1

Amendolare 3-5, 2b, rbi, sb

Serena 2-4

Genao 2-4

Barria 5ip, 4h, 0er, 2k, 0bb.  19yo from panama.  

Alonzo, 3ip, 1h, 0er, 1bb, 5k

 

A+ loss 4-2

Klonowski 6ip, 4h, 1er, 3bb, 2k

Ward 0-4 (.207)

Briceno, Fletcher and Houchins also 0 fer as well.  Ward and Houchins both made an error

 

AA loss 9-3

Alcantara 3.1ip, 4h, 5er, 6bb, 0k

Sherman J 3-3, 2bb, (.333 overall with a .481obp)

Hinshaw  2-4

Wade Wass 2-5

Aguilera 1-5 with an error

 

AAA won 10-9

Ortega 2-3, hr, 3rbi, bb

Bandy 2-3, 1bb (.412 overall)

Cowart 0-5

Buss 2-5, 2sb

Marte 0-4 with an error (.077 so far)

Kubitza 2-3, 3b, 3rbi, 1bb (.385)

Cunningham 1-2, 3bb (.391)

Cam 2.0ip, 0h, 0er, 1bb, 3k

Alburquerque 1ip, 2h, 1bb, 3k

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