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 Post subject: Minors 7/5/13
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:14 am 
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- Indianapolis dropped a 4-2 game to Toledo. Ivan DeJesus Jr. went 3-3 with a double to raise his average to .328. It's about time to take a look at him getting some bench utility IF time since Harrison has proven he can't hit for average in the Majors. Two-hit games from Matt Hague and Jared Goedert. Felix Pie hit his 5th homer. Kris Johnson delivered a very good start for the Indians, allowing 7 hits through 7 innings while striking out 6 and walking none for 2 ER. Duke Welker and Vic Black each threw a scoreless inning.

- Altoona had the most exciting game in the system due to the play of Gregory Polanco. He went 2-3 with his second AAA HR and improved his average to .333. Alex Dickerson followed Polanco's HR with his ninth. Adalberto Santos also had a two-hit game and added a SB (on the downside, defensively Santos committed 3 errors in the game, totaling 17 on the season). Ethan Hollingsworth delivered a nice start for the Curve, Nate Baker did not in relief.

- Bradenton dropped to twenty games under .500 (bless you, LGM). Adrian Samspon struggled mightily, giving up 9 hits (including 3 HRs) through 4 IP. Most of the Marauder hits came from the bottom of the line-up, though Taylor Lewis went 3-4 with a double and triple from the lead-off spot. Stetson Allie's high-A struggles continued as he went 1-5 (a single) and struck out 4 times.

- The Power dropped a 4-2 game to Lexington. Clay Holmes had an average start, giving up 4 hits through 5 IP but only striking out one batter. Not much to speak of offensively. Josh Bell returned to the line-up (he seems to be playing about every other day due to some kind of injury) and went hitless. Max Moroff and Chris Diaz each had two hits. WV had no XBHs on the game. Walker Gourley and the WV manager were ejected in the fifth inning for arguing that Gourley reached safely on a grounder that produced a run.

- The Jamestown Jammers (the new short season-A team that replaced the State College Spikes) got rained out, although before it was called, JaCoby Jones, the third round draft pick from this year's draft, doubled for his first hit.


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 Post subject: Re: Minors 7/5/13
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:50 am 
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TheShark wrote:
Stetson Allie's high-A struggles continued as he went 1-5 (a single) and struck out 4 times.


Bumping this for Allie hitting his first high-A HR tonight, which was a walk-off for the Marauders in the bottom of the ninth. Went 2-4 with a BB.


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 Post subject: Re: Minors 7/5/13
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:39 pm 
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Also worth mentioning that JaCoby Jones went a combined 7-11 yesterday in Jamestown's doubleheader. Definitely a guy worth tracking.

He played CF, and today they have him at SS. Would be big if he could stick at either of those spots.

Big-time tools. Big-time potential. Big-time questions about the bat. Obviously the average isn't sustainable but if they can smooth out the swing he has a ton of pop (won the Cape Cod League HR Derby and hit some moonshots at LSU) and a lot of athleticism (he was Baseball America's top athlete at the college level).

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 Post subject: Re: Minors 7/5/13
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:13 am 
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The word on JaCoby Jones is that his swing mechanics are all out of whack. If the Pirates' developmental guys can fix that, he's an amazing athlete with the ability to stick just about anywhere. It's very interesting that they're playing him at shortstop.


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 Post subject: Re: Minors 7/5/13
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:06 pm 
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StarlingArcher wrote:
Also worth mentioning that JaCoby Jones went a combined 7-11 yesterday in Jamestown's doubleheader. Definitely a guy worth tracking.


Outstanding to see, I was a little hesitant to take it in however given that Jamestown's opponent gave up a total of 27 runs combined in the doubleheader. It's short-A season ball and all but that must be a brutal staff.


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 Post subject: Re: Minors 7/5/13
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:00 pm 
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TheShark wrote:
StarlingArcher wrote:
Also worth mentioning that JaCoby Jones went a combined 7-11 yesterday in Jamestown's doubleheader. Definitely a guy worth tracking.


Outstanding to see, I was a little hesitant to take it in however given that Jamestown's opponent gave up a total of 27 runs combined in the doubleheader. It's short-A season ball and all but that must be a brutal staff.


Yeah I agree. I was just encouraged because, as JC mentioned, a lot of scouts said his swing was just awful. So him hitting any amount of professional pitching is good to see....I was anticipating him getting totally overwhelmed for this half-year. The SEC is a great baseball conference, but pros are still pros IMO.

FWIW, the Jamestown roster on MiLB lists him as a SS. Thought that was interesting when I clicked the profile. Thought for sure he'd be CF or 2B.

He finished yesterday 2-5 with a 3B.

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 Post subject: Re: Minors 7/5/13
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TheShark wrote:
StarlingArcher wrote:
Also worth mentioning that JaCoby Jones went a combined 7-11 yesterday in Jamestown's doubleheader. Definitely a guy worth tracking.


Outstanding to see, I was a little hesitant to take it in however given that Jamestown's opponent gave up a total of 27 runs combined in the doubleheader. It's short-A season ball and all but that must be a brutal staff.

Gotta love A ball. I saw a doubleheader -- Power vs Shorebirds -- where there were a combined 44 hits in 14 innings. There were a couple of innings that looked like high school ball.


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