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Re: 2009 Minor League Thread

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:16 pm

rookies and cream wrote:Inman got a lot of love a few years back when he was still a Brewers' prospects, especially over at Project Prospect. He is a good ground ball pitcher who had a decent K rate as well. I haven't followed him lately so I'm not sure how he's progressed. I do recall that he struggled for a while after being traded to the Pads.


His line looks inconsistent as many would probably predict. He'll pitch a shutout or only give up 1 or 2 runs, in a row, then give up 5+ in a couple consecutive games. His walk rate remains good, but it's his GB% that looks to be the telling factor as it's basically as inconsistent as the hits and runs allowed.
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Re: 2009 Minor League Thread

Postby kab21 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:47 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
rookies and cream wrote:Inman got a lot of love a few years back when he was still a Brewers' prospects, especially over at Project Prospect. He is a good ground ball pitcher who had a decent K rate as well. I haven't followed him lately so I'm not sure how he's progressed. I do recall that he struggled for a while after being traded to the Pads.


His line looks inconsistent as many would probably predict. He'll pitch a shutout or only give up 1 or 2 runs, in a row, then give up 5+ in a couple consecutive games. His walk rate remains good, but it's his GB% that looks to be the telling factor as it's basically as inconsistent as the hits and runs allowed.


I saw him pitch in the futures game last summer (or the year before) and his delivery is extremely funky (and I'm not an expert by any means). It should allow him to have decent movement on the ball but I have no idea how he hasn't shredded his arm or how he can put any velocity on the ball (BA has him in the 87-90mph range). I think in the end despite his decent MiLB K rates he's going to be a very hittable MLB pitcher although he'll benefit from calling PetCo home.

Nowhere near my top 100 personally.
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Re: 2009 Minor League Thread

Postby AEMRICH » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:41 pm

justin smoak came back to game action last night in the rookie league and went 3/3 with 2HRS and a triple
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Re: 2009 Minor League Thread

Postby daullaz » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:34 pm

AEMRICH wrote:justin smoak came back to game action last night in the rookie league and went 3/3 with 2HRS and a triple


I noticed this as well and wrote a bit about him for tomorrow's Future Rookies column.
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Re: 2009 Minor League Thread

Postby TurdFerguson » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:34 pm

Michael Taylor for the Phillies is tearing it up..I really like this guy..4-5 with 2 doubles and a couple of runs tonight..

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Re: 2009 Minor League Thread

Postby daullaz » Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:47 am

TurdFerguson wrote:Michael Taylor for the Phillies is tearing it up..I really like this guy..4-5 with 2 doubles and a couple of runs tonight..

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Yep, I featured him in Future Rookies today. You and I we're probably looking at his stats at the same time. :-D
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Re: 2009 Minor League Thread

Postby JTWood » Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:19 am

He just went 3rd overall in our mid-season draft.
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Re: 2009 Minor League Thread

Postby bigken117 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:46 pm

JTWood wrote:He just went 3rd overall in our mid-season draft.


who went before and after?
I own taylor in one of my farm leagues - drafted him this offseason - so I have been watching his season with great delight as well ;-D
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Re: 2009 Minor League Thread

Postby JTWood » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:17 pm

Just to give these picks some context...

This is a two-round for a 14-team league. We carry five minors slots at the beginning of the season and add two more slots during this supplemental draft. The players selected in this two-round draft have to be added to the five-man roster or dropped at the end of the year. Anyone with no MLB ABs/IPs is eligible for this draft, including college players.

And it looks like I was wrong. Taylor went 4th.

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1 Hickville Hosses (RyanK) - Jeremy Hellickson SP
2 Hair of the Dog Fred (kellythemick) - Tyler Flowers C
3 Down Under Thunder (RynMan) - Kyle Drabek, SP
4 Urban Shockers (musialsuspects) - Michael Taylor, OF
5 New York JBombers (DaQ) - Reese Havens, SS
6 St. Louis Sluggers (me) - Brandon Allen, 1B
7 N.Y. Hortropolitans (bigh0rt) - Jemile Weeks, 2B
8 Austin Nine (daullaz) - Desmond Jennings, OF
9 New England Fighting Burros (n/a) - Bryce Harper, C

I attempted to take Mat Latos at #6 there, but he was grabbed off the WW 3 minutes before I posted my pick (Hort enjoyed that mightily). Because we're a contract league, we allow any player to be added to the active roster if the owner wants to pay the price. That means some big names, like Hanson & Bumgarner, were unavailable because they're already on active rosters.
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Re: 2009 Minor League Thread

Postby JTWood » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:25 pm

Here's a list of the players currently in our minors system, if you're interested in who was unavailable.

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F-Alderson,Tim
F-Allen,Brandon
F-Alonso,Yonder
F-Alvarez,Pedro
F-Anderson,Lars
F-Andrus,Elvis
F-Arrieta,Jake
F-Bailey,Homer
F-Barton,Daric
F-Beckham,Gordo
F-Beckham,Tim
F-Blanks,Kyle
F-Bowden,Michae
F-Brignac,Reid
F-Carrasco,Carl
F-Carter,Chris
F-Cecil,Brett
F-Chacin,Jhouly
F-Clement,Jeff
F-Davis,Wade
F-Flores,Wilmer
F-Flowers,Tyler
F-Fowler,Dexter
F-Freeman,Fredd
F-Gamel,Mat
F-Gonzalez,Carl
F-Heyward,Jason
F-Holland,Derek
F-Holt,Brad
F-Hosmer,Eric
F-Inoa,Michel
F-Jackson,Austi
F-Jeffress,Jere
F-LaPorta,Matt
F-Lewis,Scott
F-Marcum,Shaun
F-Martinez,Fern
F-Matusz,Brian
F-Matzek,Tyler
F-Maybin,Camero
F-McCutchen,And
F-Montero,Jesus
F-Morrison,Loga
F-Moustakas,Mik
F-Parker,Jarrod
F-Perez,Chris
F-Porcello,Rick
F-Posey,Buster
F-Price,David
F-Ramirez,Maxim
F-Rasmus,Colby
F-Samardzija,Je
F-Santana,Carlo
F-Schafer,Jorda
F-Smoak,Justin
F-Snider,Travis
F-Stanton,Mike
F-Stewart,Ian
F-Taylor,Michae
F-Tillman,Chris
F-Villalona,Ang
F-Vitters,Josh
F-Wallace,Brett
F-Weeks,Jemile
F-West,Sean
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