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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #125 on: May 19, 2011, 04:29:17 pm »
The White Sox released center fielder turned left-handed pitcher Miguel Negron, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America (on Twitter). The 2000 first rounder struggled through seven relief appearances at Class A, walking more than he struck out and posting a 6.23 ERA.

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #126 on: May 20, 2011, 12:49:44 am »
I'll bet whoever our first pick is... its a college pitcher or a 2 sport position player.

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #127 on: May 20, 2011, 05:47:09 am »
Lastings Milledge ejected after involvement in fight during the Charlotte Knights 10-2 win over Toledo.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/cbsports-former-sox-outfielder-milledge-ejected-in-fight-20110519,0,2283676.story

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The Charlotte Knights rode three home runs and another strong pitching performance from Lucas Harrell to a 10-2 win Thursday night against the visiting Toledo Mud Hens. The Knights have won six of their past seven games and 10 of their past 14.

The Knights pounded out 10 runs off 12 hits, including three home runs in the seventh inning off reliever Lester Oliveros. With two outs in the inning, Eduardo Escobar hit a solo homer to left center. Two batters later, Dayan Viciedo hit a two-run homer to right field for his team-high 34th RBI. Michael Restovich hit the final home run.

Harrell (3-2) pitched 51/3 innings, allowing two unearned runs, and struck out four.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/05/20/2310449/kerrigans-mom-son-begged-dad.html

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #128 on: May 20, 2011, 10:33:58 am »
We need to promote Milledge and have him teach Pierre how to get ejected.

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #129 on: May 20, 2011, 10:43:29 am »
We need to promote Milledge and have him teach Pierre how to get ejected.

Yet another reason we need to have Karma points reinstated.

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #130 on: May 20, 2011, 10:46:49 am »
What combination of words in the same thought, like night and day, Milledge and karma.

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #131 on: May 20, 2011, 11:56:32 am »
Krama can be bad too... so i dont get that last post... that would be negative points for you wshfl!

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #132 on: May 20, 2011, 12:03:12 pm »
Gee, Viciedo hit a two-run homer.  Imagine that.

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #133 on: June 01, 2011, 01:06:04 pm »
FYI,

For Wishful, Phegley has steadily improved this year, and some of the pitchers are giving him a lot of credit for the type of game he is calling. He might have a chance after all.

Mitchell with a walkoff 2-run double last night, he has been real hot of late, walking more and striking out less. Despite his average he must have about 3-4 game winning hits now.

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #134 on: June 01, 2011, 01:14:41 pm »
Anything else interesting happening down on the farm?    Been too busy to check lately.

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #135 on: June 02, 2011, 08:01:00 am »
For Wishful, Phegley has steadily improved this year, and some of the pitchers are giving him a lot of credit for the type of game he is calling. He might have a chance after all.

Thats great to hear. TYVM

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #136 on: June 02, 2011, 02:41:35 pm »
Anything else interesting happening down on the farm?    Been too busy to check lately.

The teams are doing ok. Trayce Thompson is up to 10 homers and also 10-12 doubles now, still hitting about .225, but they moved him from leadoff to #3 spot. Mitchell doing real well of late, as mentioned above. Doyle pitching very well at W-S, Petricka was our best at Kanny but he is now on DL, not sure how bad he is?? Barons finally moved KWJr out of the leadoff slot, but they continue to play him every day despite his .175 average, a guy who goes to all their games says he is the most unathletic player he has ever seen in AA. Said he is worse player than Jordan was. Runs like he has a piano on his back (I can relate to that).

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #137 on: June 06, 2011, 09:42:35 pm »
Sox take a "toolsy" outfielder with their first pick.   Keenyn Walker.

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #138 on: June 06, 2011, 09:43:54 pm »
switch hitter from Central AZ CC

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #139 on: June 06, 2011, 09:49:08 pm »
Probably Greg's son. Do Kenny and Ozzie have any more kids that can waste roster space in the minors?

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #140 on: June 06, 2011, 11:56:15 pm »
Hey guys.  Here is the info on our first pick.  Baseball America's 92nd Ranked Prospect

Keenyn Walker, of Central Arizona JC
Walker was drafted in the 16th round out of high school in Utah in 2009 and last year at Central Arizona, in the 38th round. Scouts have always been intrigued by the 6-foot-3 switch-hitter with standout tools and impressive athleticism. The raw tools don't always translate on the baseball field, however, and he didn't even start regularly last year. This year is a different story. Walker has performed well with wood and he should get more than the $250,000 he reportedly turned down out of high school. Walker has more power from the right side, but his lefthanded swing is more pure. He's mostly a gap hitter with above-average speed, so he profiles as a good defensive center fielder. He has the speed to hit at the top of the order, but needs to cut down on his strikeouts. If he doesn't sign, Walker will head to Utah.

Also Brian Goodwin (our unsigned 16th round pick from 2009) went #34 overall. 


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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #141 on: June 07, 2011, 07:00:47 am »
Sounds like a stretch for where we were picking, whattya think Law?

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #142 on: June 07, 2011, 08:52:21 am »
Sounds like we are continually searching for a CFer. How many drafts in a row does this make?

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #143 on: June 07, 2011, 09:08:44 am »
Sounds like we are continually searching for a CFer. How many drafts in a row does this make?

In the first round, you mean?

It's the first since Mitchell in '09, who was the first since Brian N. Anderson in '03.

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #144 on: June 07, 2011, 09:12:36 am »
We also picked Jordan Danks in '08 (5th round?) and Trayce Thompson in '09 (2nd)

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #145 on: June 07, 2011, 09:39:42 am »
And the question you have to ask yourself is which one of all of those guys mentioned has made it to the big team and played like the player we drafted? If they were we wouldnt continue to keep searching.

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #146 on: June 07, 2011, 09:49:55 am »
And the question you have to ask yourself is which one of all of those guys mentioned has made it to the big team and played like the player we drafted? If they were we wouldnt continue to keep searching.

You could say that about any player, really.

I do think that we should be trotting out Lil'Beast in CF every day, moving Rios to one of the corners.

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #147 on: June 07, 2011, 10:28:15 am »
Rios played RF in Toronto. I dont have a problem with that. That would correct the defensive liability in RF. ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #148 on: June 07, 2011, 10:52:09 am »
Rios played RF in Toronto. I dont have a problem with that. That would correct the defensive liability in RF. ;D ;D ;D

Figured you'd take it there....

I'd like to bench Pierre, shift Quentin to LF, and move Rios to RF.

...but let's not cloud MSF's thread with any more "old guy" talk....

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Re: Down on the Farm
« Reply #149 on: June 07, 2011, 11:07:01 am »
Unfortunately, Pierre is a better player than Rios right now.   "Tallest Midget", if you will.

Rios is nothing but a pinch runner / late game defensive replacement.

 

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