Free Trial Ad
Why Subscribe?
  • Player/Prospect News
  • Exclusive Insider Info
  • Members-Only Forums
  • Exclusive Videos
  • Subscribe Now!
InboxChat RoomChat Room (0 fans in chatroom)
  Page of 2  Next >

Minor League Thread - July 30

Avatar

Posted: 7/30/2008 8:06 PM

Minor League Thread - July 30 


Last edited 7/30/2008 10:27 PM by BillShanks

Posted: 7/30/2008 8:12 PM

Re: Minor League Thread - July 30 


I think we may have found a gem in Craig Kimbrel! 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K in his Rome debut! Also Cordier and Pruneda pitched very well.
Avatar

Posted: 7/30/2008 8:56 PM

Re: Minor League Thread - July 30 


Great sign to see Cordier getting consistent results.  I hope he stays healthy.
_______________________________________________________________________________

"No more questions for you bro!.....TROLL" - Russell Westbrook

"I don't want to be categorized." - Colin Kaepernick

Posted: 7/30/2008 8:58 PM

Re: Minor League Thread - July 30 



Jay2033 wrote: I think we may have found a gem in Craig Kimbrel! 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K in his Rome debut! Also Cordier and Pruneda pitched very well.
You are correct.  Kimbrel was 96-97mph with a hammer curve today.  I guess the only reason this kid lasted until the 3rd round was his consistancy.  In looking at his stats from Wallace State http://www.acccsports.org/fram...p;colleges=accc it appears that he would either dominate or have games where he gave up alot of runs.  I think we have found a gem though.  With the pitching coaches in the Braves organization and by slotting him in a closer's role, I'm envisioning another Jonathon Papelbon  except Kimbrel is 4 inches shorter.

Posted: 7/30/2008 9:11 PM

Re: Minor League Thread - July 30 


Lillibride is officially out of his first half slump, 2-3 so far adding to his last 10 games in AAA where he's batting .375 with 4 2B, 1 3B, and 2 HRs and only 6 Ks. 

Really hope they don't trade the kid, he's gonna be a solid player.
Avatar

Posted: 7/30/2008 9:24 PM

Re: Minor League Thread - July 30 


I feel sorry for the team that has to face Cordier, Prueneda, and Kimbrel in one game. Thats just fast, faster, and fastest.  Its nice to know we have so many good hard throwing relievers coming through the system.
FREE SEAN PAYTON!
Avatar

Posted: 7/30/2008 9:29 PM

Re: Minor League Thread - July 30 



Jay2033 wrote: I think we may have found a gem in Craig Kimbrel! 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K in his Rome debut!
I think I'm going to see Rome later this week, I'd really like to see Kimbrel pitch, he sounds great so far!

ACC Football Champions - 1970, 2006

ACC Basketball Regular Season Champions - 1960 (Co-Champs), 1962, 1995 (Co-Champs), 2003

ACC Basketball Tournament Champions - 1961, 1962, 1995, 1996

Avatar

Posted: 7/30/2008 9:32 PM

Re: Minor League Thread - July 30 


Kimbrel lasted until the third because he was a JUCO player who projected as a reliever. Those guys usually don't go very high, so going in the third is a testament to his talent.

 


"If someone asked me what color are starbursts I'd say they're clear/white."

"banana ice cream [...] a great filling breakfast"

- Zito

Posted: 7/30/2008 9:34 PM

Re: Minor League Thread - July 30 


I thought tonight was Hanson?  They are really being careful with him after that no hitter.
  • lidungyi
  • Braves Member
  • 69 posts this site

Posted: 7/30/2008 9:37 PM

Re: Minor League Thread - July 30 


Heyward is not so hot recently,is he tired in his first pro season?
Avatar

Posted: 7/30/2008 9:37 PM

Re: Minor League Thread - July 30 



Metaphysicist wrote: Those guys usually don't go very high, so going in the third is a testament to his talent.
See LaRoche, James, and Pujols
  • OcalaBrave
  • High School Scout
  • 451 posts this site

Posted: 7/30/2008 9:38 PM

Re: Minor League Thread - July 30 


The Myrtle Beach box score is always entertaining.  There are a bunch of good hitters at the beach this year and they all seem to be pretty young.  SHould be fun to see how they each progress next year in AA.

Posted: 7/30/2008 9:43 PM

Re: Minor League Thread - July 30 


Mike Broadway is starting to live up to that 4th round pick status.  3.14 GB ratio going into tonight and he has a 12/2 GB/FB ratio tonight.  He may be figuring things out.

Posted: 7/30/2008 9:46 PM

Re: Minor League Thread - July 30 



bravesarethebest wrote: I thought tonight was Hanson?  They are really being careful with him after that no hitter.

I've posted this same response several times, but the Braves as an organization are going to limit the innings of their minor league pitchers.   I don't think you"ll see Matt Harrison 2005/Rome IP numbers anytime soon.  I think the organization is letting their young starters go further into games, but I think their cutting down on their IP for the season.  You"ll notice that Locke/Rome also missed his start in the rotation today.

Posted: 7/30/2008 10:10 PM

Re: Minor League Thread - July 30 



cajunrevenge wrote: I feel sorry for the team that has to face Cordier, Prueneda, and Kimbrel in one game. Thats just fast, faster, and fastest.  Its nice to know we have so many good hard throwing relievers coming through the system.
Actually I think Pruneda throws the hardest out of the three but your absolutely right all 3 of those guys throw in the mid to upper 90s wow!

Posted: 7/30/2008 10:14 PM

Re: Minor League Thread - July 30 



enetohio wrote:
bravesarethebest wrote: I thought tonight was Hanson?  They are really being careful with him after that no hitter.

I've posted this same response several times, but the Braves as an organization are going to limit the innings of their minor league pitchers.   I don't think you"ll see Matt Harrison 2005/Rome IP numbers anytime soon.  I think the organization is letting their young starters go further into games, but I think their cutting down on their IP for the season.  You"ll notice that Locke/Rome also missed his start in the rotation today.

Tough philosophy to agree with given the lack of quality SP prospects that have come from our system
Avatar

Posted: 7/30/2008 10:23 PM

Re: Minor League Thread - July 30 


Cordier can throw as hard as either of the other two but as a starter he is more around 93-94 mph. If he was a reliever he could probably throw the hardest of the 3. Pruneda from what I have read ca touch 97 while Kimbrel sits around 96-97.

It is hard to believe but Pruneda is only 19 years old and alread throwing mid to high 90's. This velocity was known when he was drafted, so how did he last until the 3st round? You would think there would not be 900 players with more value than a 18 year old kid with mid 90's fastballs. There has to be some kind of a catch with this kid. A bad delivery or something. Maybe teams just dont like drafting HS pitchers that project as relievers?
FREE SEAN PAYTON!
Avatar

Posted: 7/30/2008 10:29 PM

Re: Minor League Thread - July 30 


He is 5'9" and was a JUCO find, not a HSer. Reported by BA as sitting 92-93. Short JUCO players projecting as relievers with slightly above average velocity are not the hottest commodity one might find. Credit that one to our scouts.

 


"If someone asked me what color are starbursts I'd say they're clear/white."

"banana ice cream [...] a great filling breakfast"

- Zito
Avatar

Posted: 7/30/2008 10:31 PM

Re: Minor League Thread - July 30 


Pruneda has been compared to Rudy Seanez - a guy with a smaller frame who can throw gas.

Posted: 7/30/2008 10:59 PM

Re: Minor League Thread - July 30 



bravesarethebest wrote:

Tough philosophy to agree with given the lack of quality SP prospects that have come from our system
I'm sure Bob Feller would agree with you, but I'm not sure why you would want your young prospects throwing alot of innings early in their career.   This would be one for the statheads, but is there a correlation between throwing alot of innings in the minor leagues and success in the majors?
  Page of 2  Next >