Author Topic: Following the Minor League Teams (2009)  (Read 82514 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline blue911

  • Posts: 17529
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #100: April 09, 2009, 06:46:52 PM »
that's what i'm talking about.  as i said earlier, i'm hoping to make it to a p-nats home game, a senators road and home game and a chiefs road game (@ norfolk).

Harrisburg isn't too far for a day game.

Offline JMUalumni

  • Posts: 7789
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #101: April 09, 2009, 06:49:37 PM »
that's what i'm talking about.  as i said earlier, i'm hoping to make it to a p-nats home game, a senators road and home game and a chiefs road game (@ norfolk).

I am going to try to make the P-Nats home opener.

Burgess is seeing the ball well.  Two hits already.

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 93396
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #102: April 09, 2009, 06:52:12 PM »
I am going to try to make the P-Nats home opener.

Burgess is seeing the ball well.  Two hits already.
:clap: Potomac's lineup is stacked.

Offline hammondsnats

  • Posts: 37376
  • LAC 8)
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #103: April 09, 2009, 07:05:11 PM »
:clap: Potomac's lineup is stacked.

Burgess :az: :az:

Our first five batters have at least one hit.  This is a hugeeeeeeeeeeeeeee year for Stephen King. 

I love baseball.

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 93396
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #104: April 09, 2009, 07:08:25 PM »
Burgess :az: :az:

Our first five batters have at least one hit.  This is a hugeeeeeeeeeeeeeee year for Stephen King. 

I love baseball.
I think a lot of these guys are going to get bumped up to AA in no time. give them another month or so.

Offline JMUalumni

  • Posts: 7789
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #105: April 09, 2009, 08:03:39 PM »
Potomac has gone dry, they haven't gotten a hit since Burgess ripped a single in the second.  Arnesen had a decent start, going 5.0 innings, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.  He started out nicely but fizzled as the innings went by.

Pedro Alvarez just smashed one out of the park off of Andrew Kown.  He had just barely missed knocking one out on the pitch before (foul).  He will be in the majors very soon.

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 93396
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #106: April 09, 2009, 08:12:16 PM »
Potomac has gone dry, they haven't gotten a hit since Burgess ripped a single in the second.  Arnesen had a decent start, going 5.0 innings, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.  He started out nicely but fizzled as the innings went by.

Pedro Alvarez just smashed one out of the park off of Andrew Kown.  He had just barely missed knocking one out on the pitch before (foul).  He will be in the majors very soon.
Andrew Kown is terrible. why is he still in this organization? They claimed him off someone else last year that cut him.

Offline JMUalumni

  • Posts: 7789
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #107: April 09, 2009, 08:20:27 PM »
Andrew Kown is terrible. why is he still in this organization? They claimed him off someone else last year that cut him.

I guess they liked the way he finished the season at AAA (3-0, 3.71 ERA, 1.41 WHIP).  He is probably just here until they pick some more players in the June draft.  He doesn't have a future in the organization, I can agree with that, but it is nice to have a guy that has been around the league before at the beginning of the season.

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 93396
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #108: April 09, 2009, 08:26:16 PM »
How about Danny Espinosa's Carolina League debut: 2/3, 2 Doubles, Run, SB. :clap:

what a beast. I have to make it to a game some time soon to go watch him, Burgess, Marrero and someone like Milone or Atwood pitch.

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 93396
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #109: April 09, 2009, 08:29:53 PM »
oh damn, what a start by Brad Pea**** in Hagerstown! 7 IP 5 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 5 K.

From the article you posted earlier JMU it sounds like he's got good stuff. He just turned 21 not too long ago.

Do you know why he passed up College? He signed as a 41st round pick after high school in 2006.

Offline JMUalumni

  • Posts: 7789
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #110: April 09, 2009, 08:30:52 PM »
Dang, Pedro Alvarez is raking against our bullpen.  He has driven in 4 of Lynchburg's 6 runs so far.

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 93396
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #111: April 09, 2009, 08:32:24 PM »
Dang, Pedro Alvarez is raking against our bullpen.  He has driven in 4 of Lynchburg's 6 runs so far.
Why in the hell did he not start the year in AA?

Offline JMUalumni

  • Posts: 7789
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #112: April 09, 2009, 08:33:52 PM »
oh damn, what a start by Brad Pea**** in Hagerstown! 7 IP 5 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 5 K.

From the article you posted earlier JMU it sounds like he's got good stuff. He just turned 21 not too long ago.

Do you know why he passed up College? He signed as a 41st round pick after high school in 2006.

I just saw his line, very nice.  I looked around to see what I could find, I have a feeling it might be because he switched from infield to pitcher.

From BA blog in 2007:
Quote
Success hasn’t come as easily for fellow Nationals DFE Brad Pea**** at Palm Beach (Fla.) Community College. Pea****, the Nationals’ 41st-round pick last year, was knocked around in an important appearance in the state tournament recently, but has shown three average pitches at times. The rail-thin righthander has some room for physical projection and has flashed a fastball between 87-93 mph.

His season is over, and one Nationals official confirmed Thursday that the club intends to attempt to sign Pea****, and was optimistic it would happen in the coming weeks. “Both parties are negotiating and hopeful this thing gets done,” the official said.

Pea****, who was primarily an infielder in high school before heading to Palm Beach CC, has a fresh arm, plenty of upside, and is considered a fifth- to seventh-round talent.

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 93396
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #113: April 09, 2009, 08:33:57 PM »
your boy Martin Beno got pwned

Offline JMUalumni

  • Posts: 7789
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #114: April 09, 2009, 08:38:08 PM »
your boy Martin Beno got pwned

haha, I know.  Looks like he is in for a long season.  It doesn't look like he has improved his control at all.

I just found out Pea**** was a "draft and follow" player, that is why he was drafted so low.  The Nats considered him a 5th round talent when they signed him, but with Bowden at the helm I don't know how much stock to put in that declaration.

It will be interesting to see what he can do this season.

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 93396
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #115: April 09, 2009, 08:38:13 PM »
I just saw his line, very nice.  I looked around to see what I could find, I have a feeling it might be because he switched from infield to pitcher.

From BA blog in 2007:
hm. interesting. thanks for the info. Do you know how much his signing bonus was?

Offline JMUalumni

  • Posts: 7789
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #116: April 09, 2009, 08:42:14 PM »
hm. interesting. thanks for the info. Do you know how much his signing bonus was?

I couldn't find a number anywhere, but it looks like he was contemplating attending Florida Atlantic.  NFABrian or NatsAddict may know more about him.

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 93396
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #117: April 09, 2009, 08:43:51 PM »
I couldn't find a number anywhere, but it looks like he was contemplating attending Florida Atlantic.  NFABrian or NatsAddict may know more about him.
interesting. the guy that came in relief of him in the 8th inning, Justin Phillabaum, was signed out of FAU in the 29th round of the '07 draft. :lol:

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 93396
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #118: April 09, 2009, 08:59:42 PM »
Ian Desmond homered for Harrisburg to tie the game up :pimp:

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 93396
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #119: April 09, 2009, 09:15:37 PM »
impressive Sally league debut for Derek Norris. 2/3 with 2 singles, a walk, and a SB. :clap:

Offline JMUalumni

  • Posts: 7789
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #120: April 09, 2009, 09:21:24 PM »
impressive Sally league debut for Derek Norris. 2/3 with 2 singles, a walk, and a SB. :clap:

Very nice, he is a good offensive player no doubt.  It is his defense that needs the work.  He gave up the winning run on a play at home, when he dropped the ball after a hard slide by the runner at the plate.  He is a big guy, no one should be knocking that ball from his glove.

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 93396
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #121: April 09, 2009, 09:22:32 PM »
Very nice, he is a good offensive player no doubt.  It is his defense that needs the work.  He gave up the winning run on a play at home, when he dropped the ball after a hard slide by the runner at the plate.  He is a big guy, no one should be knocking that ball from his glove.
does he project as a catcher long term?

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 93396
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #122: April 09, 2009, 09:23:39 PM »
that bum Adam Carr just got rocked. 1.1 IP 4 H 3 R 3 ER 0 BB 2 K

:spaz:

Offline JMUalumni

  • Posts: 7789
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #123: April 09, 2009, 09:26:21 PM »
does he project as a catcher long term?

He projects as a high OBP guy with some decent pop.  As far as the defense goes, I am sure the Nats still want to see if he can make it as a catcher.  If not, he probably will get moved to first.

Offline sportsfan882

  • Posts: 93396
Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #124: April 09, 2009, 09:27:37 PM »
looks like the Nats minor league teams are about to finish off the day a combined 0-4. how fitting. :?