Looking at how new 40-man roster addition Juan Duran made improvements in 2013.
We are a day behind on this series because of the downtime over the weekend, but things should be back on schedule for next week.
Louisville Bats: 11-14 record, 77 runs scored, 91 runs allowed.
Weekly Review: The Bats went 2-5 over the last week, bookmarking the week with wins. When the pitching showed up, the hitting didn’t and when the hitting showed up, the pitching didn’t...
Louisville lost 4-1. Box Score
Denis Phipps went 1-2 with 2 walks.
Mike MacDougal threw a hitless inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Jose Diaz allowed an unearned run in a hitless inning with two walks.
Jose Arredondo threw a hitless inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Justin Freeman threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts.
Daniel Corcino struggled with his control...
Manager: Ken Griffey Sr.
Pitching Coach: Rigo Beltran
Hitting Coach: Ray Martinez
With how the California League plays in general, it is always tough to predict things on the team level for teams in the league. The Blaze begin the season with five of my Top 40 Prospects.
We don’t yet know who will be the five starters for Bakersfield, but my guess would be, in no...
Rosters must be set by tomorrow (I don’t know if they need to be set by tonight at 11:59pm or by some point during Tuesday) to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft. The draft will take place December 6th and a team can select an eligible, unprotected player for the sum of $50,000 and must keep them on the 25 man roster all season or return the player to their original team along...
9/9 Game Review
Louisville Bats: Season Complete
Pensacola Blue Wahoos: Season Complete
Bakersfield won 8-5. Box Score
Theo Bowe went 2-4 with a walk and a run.
Devin Lohman went 2-4 with an RBI.
Travis Mattair went 2-5 with a double and a run.
Juan Duran went 1-4 with a run.
Dominic D’Anna went 3-4 with a run.
Ryan Wright went 2-4 with a HR and 3 RBI.
Joe Terry went 2-4 with...
Columbus 2 Louisville 0
Bats (51-89), Last place International League West, 34.0 GB
-Chad Reineke (L 5-11, 4.57) pitched 7.2 innings of two-run baseball.
-SS Didi Gregorius was 2-4, with a double.
Tennessee 4 Pensacola 2
Blue Wahoos (67-67, 33-32), 3rd place Southern League South, 2.5 GB
-Wirfin Obispo (L 5-1, 2.35) gave up three earned runs in six innings.
-SS Billy Hamilton...
8/28 Game Review
Louisville lost 2-0. Box Score
Todd Redmond threw 6 shutout innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
Bill Bray (rehab) threw a hitless inning with a walk.
Henry Rodriguez, Didi Gregorius and Neftali Soto went 1-4 each. No one else had a hit.
Pensacola was off/game was cancelled
Bakersfield won 10-6. Box Score
Theo Bowe went 2-5 with 2 steals (65)....
7/16 Game Review
Sorry about the website issues yesterday. I still don’t know what the real problem was, but the host is full of crap if they expect me to believe the story that they gave me. The whole ordeal and trying to get it figured out by calling and emailing them for about 6 hours kind of threw a wrench into what I had planned, so everything is going to be pushed back...
With the Reds trading away Alonso, Grandal, Boxberger, Torreyes and Sappelt the Reds lost 5 of their Top 25 prospects in my rankings. Here are the new guys ranked #21-25 now that those guys have departed (For full scouting reports on these guys and about 85 more guys, click on that link above and buy the 2012 (Reds) Prospect Guide):
21. Donnie Joseph – LHP – 23 years old –...
Yonder Alonso is not your typical corner outfielder, heck, he isn’t truly an outfielder at all. But, the Reds do plan on using him as an outfielder for the time being so he leads the group of corner outfielders. Defensively, he leaves a lot to be desired. Alonso is not a guy who is ever going to run well because of a thick lower half. Given his inexperience in left field, he still...
There is a whole lot that has changed in the new CBA, so I will try to address each thing individually to try and keep some order to it.
1. Type “A” and “B” free agents will be eliminated. In order for compensation to be given for a team offering arbitration he must be offered at least $12.4M. This is a large scale upgrade in terms of the types of players who will now garner...