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« Reply #75: May 19, 2011, 07:36:25 PM »
Either hit a pitch limit or are conserving his innings so they don't over extend his arm, a year out of HS.
I guess. They have let Ray pitch longer granted he has had quicker innings.

I would say Cole has done fairly well though so far all things considered

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« Reply #76: May 20, 2011, 09:41:29 AM »
I guess. They have let Ray pitch longer granted he has had quicker innings.

I would say Cole has done fairly well though so far all things considered

I agree. I'm really excited about him, Solis and Ray.

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« Reply #77: May 20, 2011, 10:15:55 AM »

I would say Cole has done fairly well though so far all things considered

Cole is the youngest one of Cole/Solis/Ray ... I think he's done a pretty good job so far, I'm very excited about his future (to go along with the other two as well).

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« Reply #78: May 20, 2011, 11:26:20 AM »
I just want to see the Nats let Cole & Ray pitch for an extended period at Hagerstown (wouldn't upset me to see them in Hagerstown all year). Let them pitch against teams and players multiple times. Teams will adjust to them requiring them to counter and so on. They are young enough that starting 2012 in Potomac would work

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« Reply #79: May 20, 2011, 11:30:00 AM »
I would hope that is the expectation as well. No sense in rushing them at all. Even if they dominate, its worth staying there all year. There are first rounders from last year that aren't even in full season ball yet.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: A.J. Cole, RHP
« Reply #80: May 20, 2011, 11:30:28 AM »
I just want to see the Nats let Cole & Ray pitch for an extended period at Hagerstown (wouldn't upset me to see them in Hagerstown all year). Let them pitch against teams and players multiple times. Teams will adjust to them requiring them to counter and so on. They are young enough that starting 2012 in Potomac would work

I was kind of hoping to see them pitch 2/3 starts at the end of the year in Potomac... but, as you said, they are both young enough, it won't hurt them to finish the year in Low A.

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« Reply #81: May 20, 2011, 11:59:43 AM »
I just want to see the Nats let Cole & Ray pitch for an extended period at Hagerstown (wouldn't upset me to see them in Hagerstown all year). Let them pitch against teams and players multiple times. Teams will adjust to them requiring them to counter and so on. They are young enough that starting 2012 in Potomac would work

Agreed on all accounts.  HS players need a whole year to adjust to full season baseball and pitch in a 5 day rotation.  Let them adapt and build up their innings at Hagerstown this year and then next year they can start moving them through the system at a pace that their performance dictates.

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« Reply #82: May 20, 2011, 12:02:13 PM »
Agreed with NFA.  Plus, Solis is further ahead than Cole/Ray. 

If they pitch well enough and show they are capable of handling Sally League, maybe at the end give them a start or two in Potomac.

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« Reply #83: May 25, 2011, 08:20:05 PM »
The defense betrayed Cole again tonight :?

4.2 IP 7 H 4 R 2 ER 1 BB 5 K

17 Ks to 5 BBs on the season in 16.1 IP with a 3.86 ERA

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« Reply #84: May 25, 2011, 08:26:36 PM »
Impressive .^ he'll get better though.. i have a good feeling about this kid.

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« Reply #85: May 30, 2011, 03:00:52 PM »
5 IP 2 H 1 ER 1 BB 6 K for Cole today. ERA down to 3.38 despite 0-4 record

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« Reply #86: May 31, 2011, 08:48:26 PM »
wow impressive, even though we cant have enough of pitching prospects, we seem to have good amount.

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« Reply #87: May 31, 2011, 08:51:46 PM »
You have to love the control and power stuff he's showing already. First taste of pro ball and he's striking out a better per inning, and has close to a 4/1 K/BB ratio.

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« Reply #88: June 01, 2011, 01:04:12 AM »
wow impressive, even though we cant have enough of pitching prospects, we seem to have good amount.

he's one of the top ones.  he could be amazing.

You have to love the control and power stuff he's showing already. First taste of pro ball and he's striking out a better per inning, and has close to a 4/1 K/BB ratio.

yup.  this start is more impressive than i thought it would be. 

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« Reply #89: June 01, 2011, 09:12:45 AM »
You have to love the control and power stuff he's showing already. First taste of pro ball and he's striking out a better per inning, and has close to a 4/1 K/BB ratio.

He is also pitching to players 2 - 3 years older too. Aren't most 18/19 year olds in the GCL still?

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« Reply #90: June 01, 2011, 10:35:27 AM »
He is also pitching to players 2 - 3 years older too. Aren't most 18/19 year olds in the GCL still?

Pretty much.  This is also something this organization has lacked since moving here, younger players that belonged and could compete at higher levels.  Two things are the major underlying causes of this, poor drafting of high school players in years past and the lack of a reliable stream of prospects from the DR.  My hope is that both continue to improve over the next few years. 

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« Reply #91: June 05, 2011, 06:10:37 PM »
5IP, 4H, 2R, 0BB, 8K

Boss.

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« Reply #92: June 05, 2011, 06:22:34 PM »
Last time i heard his heater topped out at 96mph, i wonder if his fastball velocity went up a bit.

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« Reply #93: June 05, 2011, 06:56:28 PM »
Cole did a very nice job today and finally picked up his first Curly Dub

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« Reply #94: June 05, 2011, 09:20:42 PM »
Ill have a better nickname for him down the road, but right now his new given name is raiden.

He has electric stuff.

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« Reply #95: June 05, 2011, 11:04:49 PM »
Ill have a better nickname for him down the road, but right now his new given name is raiden.

He has electric stuff.
How about, Coleverlander. That would work too.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: A.J. Cole, RHP
« Reply #96: June 06, 2011, 09:18:42 AM »
He has electric stuff.
E. Cole I? His stuff makes batters sick.

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« Reply #97: June 06, 2011, 09:19:02 AM »
he kinda has the bronson arroyo leg kick.  like a mini half kick.  so he can definitely continue to be called raiden in the time being.

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« Reply #98: June 06, 2011, 11:24:01 AM »
E. Cole I? His stuff makes batters sick.

haha i like it

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« Reply #99: June 06, 2011, 11:30:40 AM »
here's A.J. Cole's headshot I found on the suns website: