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Postby M_Y_T_H » Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:31 pm

Mathis has done well in AAA, although he's fallen off a bit as of late. At the very worst, I could trade him along with something for some help now instead of just letting him go.

As we all know, I'm on the fence on Callaspo and I'm going to wait on him for a bit. Although, I'm looking at Niemann quite hard.

I'm not familiar with Gio Gonzalez, but I'll have a look at him.

The reason Canadian Sluggers minor league roster is so stacked is because he's acquired a lot of them through trades, not to mention he's in 2nd place at this point, so he's done a good job of building his team.

Thanks, everyone, for your input so far.
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Postby M_Y_T_H » Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:33 pm

Mathis has done well in AAA, although he's fallen off a bit as of late. At the very worst, I could trade him along with something for some help now instead of just letting him go.

As we all know, I'm on the fence on Callaspo and I'm going to wait on him for a bit. Although, I'm looking at Niemann quite hard.

I'm not familiar with Gio Gonzalez, but I'll have a look at him.

The reason Canadian Sluggers minor league roster is so stacked is because he's acquired a lot of them through trades, not to mention he's in 2nd place at this point, so he's done a good job of building his team.

Thanks, everyone, for your input so far.
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Postby JohnR » Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:30 pm

Gio Gonzalez:

From 4/07 to 6/17 in Low A:
5W, 3 L, 1.87 ERA, 11 G, 10 GS, 57.2 IP, 36 H, 16 R, 12 ER, 3 HR, 22 BB, 84(!) K's

From 6/17 to 7/09 in Advanced A Ball:
1 W, 0 L, 4.61 ERA, 3 G, 13.2 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 HR, 3 BB, 19 K

totals:
6-3, 2.40 ERA, 1.01 WHIP 14 G, 13 GS, 71.1 IP, 47 H, 23 R, 19 ER, 5 HR, 25 BB, 103 K

the thing that oughtta stand out here is the 103 K's in 71 IP and the 1.01 WHIP....i dont care what level that's pitched at, that's impressive for a guy who wont be 20 until september


get him now before someone finds out who he is....he is going through a brief adjustment in High Class A, but he pitched last night and gave up 2 hits, 1 run, 3 BB and 9 K's in only 5 IP....



Just for the record though, last year in 2 levels, he had the following line:
2-3, 2.70 ERA, 12 GS, 56.2 IP, 47 H, 21 R, 17 ER, 1 HR, 21 BB, 63 K, 1.20 WHIP
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Postby JohnR » Sun Jul 10, 2005 3:31 pm

i wouldnt say hes that far away from contributing....in fact, just last year we saw a 19 year old pitcher make the jump from low A up to AA....what was his name again? im not suggesting gio is going to be on the same "fast track", but my point was that he is not getting a whole lot of buzz right now and he probably should be. High A is only 3 levels from the majors and hes being moved pretty aggressively for being a second year pro
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Postby raiders_umpire » Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:44 am

garf112 wrote:
raiders_umpire wrote:i would drop callaspo and mathis.....


Why would he drop the best catching prospect in the minor leagues???




2 main reasons....

mathis is no where near the best catching prospect in baseball as mccann of the braves has that honor.... and secondly,,, anaheim is in no need to rush mathis to the majors as they are pretty content with their catching duo right now....
and i would much rather have a young studly pitcher such as niemann or patton then a catcher that has struggled the last year and a half or so... in fact i just went and checked and in both of my keeper leagues that i am in now,, mathis is not even on a team mainly due to him being a catcher......
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Postby M_Y_T_H » Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:25 pm

I wouldn't drop Mathis, but I've considered trying to deal him.
I greatly need pitching help and I was thinking about trying to package him with someone to upgrade my SP since my bullpen is set.

Right now, I've got Halladay, Hudson, Brown and Wolf on the DL, so I need all the help I can get.
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Postby carter » Tue Jul 12, 2005 3:28 pm

Niemann is a good gamble.. a little more potential then Sowers.. take a look at Jon Lester. he's got 50 k's in his last 29 ip's in AA.. alot of teams ask for him in trades. he's rising fast

Mathis is not nearly as good as expected. just look at his career minor league #'s.. for some reason, he gets a lot of love on this board, but that seems to happen with alot of mediocre prospects.

Callaspo is nothing special, he'll probly wind up traded, but dont expect anything more then a Luis Rivas type player.. he's dime a dozen .. Kendrick will probly K alot, but he's one of those guys that could still be successful because of his aggressive hitting approach (i.e. soriano).. he probly won't be THAT good, but as long as your league doesn't count K's it shouldn't really matter.. he's got 20/20 written all over him... I still like Pedroia better though, seems like a pure hitter and fiesty. he'll be up SOON, and in a great line-up/ballpark. he's a good one
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Postby M_Y_T_H » Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:25 pm

Well, I capitulated and dropped Callaspo for Pedroia. Here's my team now:

Carlos Quentin - OF, Ari
Yusmeiro Petit - SP, NYM
Jeff Mathis - C, LAA
Francisco Liriano - SP, Min
Jeremy Sowers - SP, Cle
Dustin Pedroia - 2B, Bos

I'm almost content with my team for the time being. Although, I want to pounce the second Justin Upton or Alex Gordon signs because I know they'll be hot commodities in this league.

If I do end up trading or dropping Mathis (he's sure fallen off since I was last paying a great deal of attention to my prospects) my consideration for a pickup is down to:

Niemann
Lester
Scott Baker
Kendrick
Joey Devine
Tulowitski

Any additional thoughts?
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