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  1. D. Santana left game: hamstring
  2. **opinion** the 'stros should fire one of their limited musgrove bullets on the last day of may. their star 22yo just went ~110 pitches in 5ip after 2 months on the shelf w/ shoulder soreness, he'll only get 4.5 days rest (night game to day game), and fresno to phoenix is a 1hr flight. houston just began 27 games in a row, throwing in a spot 6th starter isn't the worst idea in the world. (don't use feldmen or feliz, because you'll need those guys over one month w/ no off days).
  3. This prospect that is not worthy of a thread (post 2) still has a 1000 OPS thru ~170 PAs, more BB than K and has 2 HRs tonight off the DBacks #12 prospect Keller.
  4. Giants' fans were burned by John Bowker & Thomas Neal in the past (similar profiles), but 6th rounder Steve Duggar has continued to show good plate awareness/discipline. You hope it has a better finish than so many promising OFs in the SF system over the last decade or two.~290/400/530 iso ~230 great defense no translatable fantasy speed recently moved from #6 to #2 in order, setting table for the other good hitters on the team (Shaw & Hinojosa) 2080 scouting report. Comps at end. http://2080baseball.com/reports/steven-duggar/
  5. https://twitter.com/joeritzo/status/734508127282810880
  6. Michael Feliz:I named him on page 1 or 2 of this thread Sickels had him at #51 (came out after i mentioned him) After early struggles, he has adapted very nicely to the long man role. General improvement on all pitches, especially offspeed Club still sees him as SP long term Biggest HOU newspaper started the clamor to maybe have him move into rotation. Hinch says "Not right now" http://www.chron.com/sports/astros/article/For-now-Astros-not-planning-to-put-Michael-Feliz-7923362.php?forceWeb=1 [They also have Musgrove banging on the door.]
  7. Giants' fans were burned by John Bowker & Thomas Neal in the past (similar profiles), but 6th rounder Steve Duggar has continued to show good plate awareness/discipline. You hope it has a better finish than so many promising OFs in the SF system over the last decade or two. ~290/400/530 iso ~230 great defense no translatable fantasy speed recently moved from #6 to #2 in order, setting table for the other good hitters on the team (Shaw & Hinojosa)
  8. Jennings: 36 wRC+ (replacement? Mikie Mahtook) Morrison: 9 wRC+ (replacement? Casey Gillaspie, see Conforto's quick promotion of college bat from AA) Conger: 7 wRC+ (replacement????) Beckham: 0 wRC+ (replacement? Robertson?)
  9. called up -jayson stark
  10. https://twitter.com/giant_potential/status/730916679618723841
  11. Another 1000 ops week for Casey. (Next highest OPS on Montgomery are 20yo's Adames & Bauers at ~830). Obviously because he chose college over the pros, he has to mash to get past 2 thru 9 on this list. BA is biased to the potential of the high school entries. http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/top-100-prospects-position-rankings-first-basemen/#bmSCsJoeV7OoWiwS.97 Rays 1B/DH situation: RHB Pearce (32yo): finally got hot, 900+ ops, 4hr last 2 weeks LHB Morrison (28yo): 350 ops in ~ 85 PAs, 0hr/0rbi, ~40k% RHB Shaffer (25yo): 800 ops in AAA, 16bb%/24k%
  12. promoted to Richmond - AA (Gregorio promoted to Sacramento - AAA)
  13. Putting up a nice 1000 OPS year so far with a Votto-esque 19bb/17k year in AA. I like these kind of batter's eye 1B over the others with more power but higher K-rate & disparity in Bb rate wrt K rate. (Rays blogs were worried about Casey after his AZL performance. He looks to be fine though.) http://www.draysbay.com/2015/11/30/9807402/rays-casey-gillaspie-arizona-fall-league
  14. Narrative: Drury was the 25th man on the roster out of camp and had to "hit" his way into PT. I expect a progression in his BB% much like Duffy's over his next 1000 ABs as he becomes entrenched on the roster/lineup and SPs pitch him more carefully instead of just straight challenging him in front of Goldy (batting 2nd) or Ahmed/SP (batting 7th).
  15. #4 high school prospect entering U-Texas. Did not live up to the hype as a Longhorn after a promising freshman year. Blue Jays called 4 times pre-draft asking him to sign in the 12th. Giants had no contact and drafted him in 11th ($200K bonus, $100K over the ceiling). Baseball America called it the best pick after round 10. Struggled with hamate bone his junior year at UT. Shut down early last year in pro ball to take care of the wrist issue. Starting SS at San Jose-A+ with ~1000 OPS after today's game, 13bb/13k in roughly first 100 PAs. Small-ish player. (5'9"-185) More Duffy-like instead of Crawford-like wrt body type. Average SS defense (at best). Uses instincts well. Fantasy ceiling: Scutaro? 2B, passable 3B, SS in a pinch