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Postby hybrid » Mon May 23, 2005 11:02 am

The St. Lucie Mets are in town to play the Tampa Yankees, so I will be seeing both Milledge & Humber this week. The series is the 23rd-26th so I will try and go to 2 games, one being to catch Humber pitch. Not sure which days yet, but if your interested in hearing about either check back in a few days.

I've been trying to do more of these but unless I drive up to Jax to see AA teams ... the FSL (Florida State League) in High A isn't that big on well known prospects that I think people would want to hear about.
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Postby cody4548 » Sat May 28, 2005 5:43 pm

Well, how did Humber do? Were you able to see him pitch. He's a local from the same town I am, and I haven't heard much about him of late.
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Postby hybrid » Sat May 28, 2005 5:54 pm

cody4548 wrote:Well, how did Humber do? Were you able to see him pitch. He's a local from the same town I am, and I haven't heard much about him of late.


Yeah, sorry it's not up yet ... haven't had the time. I should have it up later tonight or tomorrow, after all it is my b-day & I can cry if I wanna? :-b
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Postby bigken117 » Sat May 28, 2005 5:58 pm

are we gonna cry if Milledge's report is bad? I trade Coco straight up for him in my dynasty league...

Happy B-Day Hybrid, thanks for all the knowledge.
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Postby hybrid » Sat May 28, 2005 6:02 pm

Well trust me Milledge's report won't be bad, can't say the same for Humber though...

Oh and thanks! ;-D
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Postby hybrid » Tue May 31, 2005 4:59 pm

Alrght sorry for the delay, it's been somewhat hectic the last few days.

I'll start with the good, which would be Milledge. Lastings seems quite a bit more patient at the plate this year as compared to him in the past. He didn't swing out fastballs off the plate or breaking balls in the dirt, which is a very good sign as it shows he is developing. Though with that said, I can't be sure on how much he has improved in that area. While it's true he wasn't swinging at bad pitches, it's also a fact that pitchers were simply not throwing to him much at all. I'd say his walks where maybe more due to how the pitcher was pitching, instead of Milledge's improved discipline. He has improved, but with out watching more games, I can't say how much.

Some parts of Milledge's game are still raw, as is his base running. Right now he seems to rely more on his speed then reading the pitchers and getting good jumps. When I saw him I just didn't get the impression he was really concentrating, seems somewhat lackadaisical out there. There is no questioning his physical tools though as his speed is outstanding and so is his bat speed. He turned on a few high fastballs over the plate, sending one off the wall in left center. Right now he looks like a toolsy player that is starting to develope into more, which is defiantly a good sign.

Well I guess that leaves us with the bad/ugly, being Humber. He had completely no control of his fastball when I saw him, in fact he had a few Ankiel moments out there. One went quite a few feet behind a hitter and straight to the back stop. The only pitch he could throw maybe half the time for strikes was his curveball, which looked pretty good when it was on. He also has a splitter, but since his control of his fastball was questionable at best, he only threw it a few times. One of the few times he threw it, it looked pretty nasty.

In conclusion, I obviously caught him on a really bad day as he was beaten up badly. His fastball when he threw it for strikes wasn't that good of a pitch, it sat low 90's (from what I heard the scouts say) but it didn't seem to have much life to it. His curve should be an above average pitch, but he needs to be able to control it much better. I'm sure he is a better pitcher from what I saw, but it didn't give me a good impression of him to say the least.
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Tue May 31, 2005 9:04 pm

Good insite on Lastings. I got him on my farm team for $1. When he comes up I will get him at the value for 3 years from the time I activate him.

Any chance he will be up late this year from some at bats?
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Postby hybrid » Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:42 am

I don't think he has much of a shot this year of a Sept. call up. He is still in High A and I think he just got hurt again, not sure how long he will be out.
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Postby Amazinz » Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:47 pm

Humber just got moved up to AA Binghamton. He'll pitch Monday. Word is (around various Mets minors sites) that Milledge will be called up to Bing after the futures game.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:27 am

both lastings and humber were called up to AA after the futures game......



NYN - Brian Bannister promoted to AAA, Lastings Milledge & Phil Humber to AA
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