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 Post subject: Alex Presley
PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:59 am 
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He is demolishing pitching in the upper minors. He has hammered AA pitching at Altoona, and has not slowed down at all against AAA pitching in Indianapolis.

For the year, he has a combined .349/.399./541 at both levels, with production that is almost identical at the two levels.

He has hit 20 2B's, 10 3B's, 10 HR's, with 9 SB's and 61 RBI's. He bats L, throws L , just turned 25, and could be the 4th OF'er to give the 3 right-handed starters a day off, plus act as a left-handed pinch hitter, pinch runner and double-switch guy.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb ... pid=502100

Why not give him some exposure in the majors? The way he is producing in the minors merits such a chance.


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 Post subject: Re: Alex Presley
PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:04 am 
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Bucfan wrote:
He is demolishing pitching in the upper minors. He has hammered AA pitching at Altoona, and has not slowed down at all against AAA pitching in Indianapolis.

For the year, he has a combined .349/.399./541 at both levels, with production that is almost identical at the two levels.

He has hit 20 2B's, 10 3B's, 10 HR's, with 9 SB's and 61 RBI's. He bats L, throws L , just turned 25, and could be the 4th OF'er to give the 3 right-handed starters a day off, plus act as a left-handed pinch hitter, pinch runner and double-switch guy.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb ... pid=502100

Why not give him some exposure in the majors? The way he is producing in the minors merits such a chance.

Because we already have a left handed hitting 4th outfielder who is performing well this season :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Alex Presley
PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:09 am 
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I'm guessing Moss will get the next chance when we finally get rid of Church. Then Presley at some point next year.


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 Post subject: Re: Alex Presley
PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:11 am 
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Maybe bring Presley and Moss up in September and give them some playing time at the end of the season. Then have them and Milledge battle it out in ST next year for RF.

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 Post subject: Re: Alex Presley
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On the PG+ site, DK mentioned that because Presley leaped onto the front office's radar only this year, they want to make sure he can sustain his success over an entire season. He wasn't really a "prospect" before this year's breakout. They definitely want him to play every day and keep it up.

That said, I think he's earned a cup of coffee in September. Let the guy see some major league pitching and fight for a bench spot in 2011.

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 Post subject: Re: Alex Presley
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Caution... you are entering the "Steve Pierce" zone...

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 Post subject: Re: Alex Presley
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ZelieMike wrote:
Caution... you are entering the "Steve Pierce" zone...

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Maybe. But didn't Pearce hit very well this year before injuring his ankle? And didn't Pearce earn a promotion with his torrid minor league hitting?


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 Post subject: Re: Alex Presley
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Pearce was playing GREAT this year until he was injured.


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 Post subject: Re: Alex Presley
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Bucfan wrote:
ZelieMike wrote:
Caution... you are entering the "Steve Pierce" zone...

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Maybe. But didn't Pearce hit very well this year before injuring his ankle? And didn't Pearce earn a promotion with his torrid minor league hitting?



That is the point. In that one year, Pearce went from A to MLB with one of the hottest streaks ever witnessed.

Many here loved it, many others pointed out the flaws in his swing and immaturity relative to MLB pitching.

It took him, what... 3 years to get back to anything productive after being rushed up that year?

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