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AFL in 2018 - we are Salt River Rafter Fans!
« Topic Start: September 01, 2018, 12:44:23 PM »
Nats affiliate in the AFL will be Salt River. Rosters have been announced.   We are sending:

Ben Braymer (LHP)
Taylor Guilbeau (LHP - yes, another Taylor)
Jordan Mills (LHP)
Luis Reyes (RHP)
Tres Barrera (C)
Carter Kieboom (SS)
Jake Noll (2B)
Daniel Johnson (OF)

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« Reply #1: September 01, 2018, 01:25:18 PM »
Also watch the Mesa Solar Sox, as they’re the Cubs affiliate. The Nats will be monitoring the PTBNL in the Murphy deal through the AFL, so there’s a good chance that one of these four will be coming to DC:


Nico Hoerner, SS/2B
Trent Giambrone, SS/2B
DJ Wilson, CF
P.J. Higgins, C

More details on these four:
https://www.bleachernation.com/2018/08/31/cubs-minor-league-daily-surveying-the-cubs-arizona-fall-league-prospects/

The catcher seems to profile as a backup, and Hoerner was the Cubs first round pick in 2018 so I’d be surprised if they move him.  So that leaves Giambrone (think of a righty Difo with higher potential for power that hasn’t been actually realized yet) and Wilson (injury prone CF who has solid  defense but needs to develop his offense).

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« Reply #2: September 01, 2018, 01:43:54 PM »
Also watch the Mesa Solar Sox, as they’re the Cubs affiliate. The Nats will be monitoring the PTBNL in the Murphy deal through the AFL, so there’s a good chance that one of these four will be coming to DC:


Nico Hoerner, SS/2B
Trent Giambrone, SS/2B
DJ Wilson, CF
P.J. Higgins, C

More details on these four:
https://www.bleachernation.com/2018/08/31/cubs-minor-league-daily-surveying-the-cubs-arizona-fall-league-prospects/

The catcher seems to profile as a backup, and Hoerner was the Cubs first round pick in 2018 so I’d be surprised if they move him.  So that leaves Giambrone (think of a righty Difo with higher potential for power that hasn’t been actually realized yet) and Wilson (injury prone CF who has solid  defense but needs to develop his offense).
saliva is flowing, but maybe that is due to the slices I just ate at we the pizza.

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« Reply #3: September 01, 2018, 02:12:00 PM »
P.J. Higgins sounds like a writer for Vanity Fair.

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« Reply #4: September 01, 2018, 11:10:48 PM »
PJ Higgins hit for the cycle tonight.

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« Reply #5: September 02, 2018, 11:23:18 AM »
P.J. Higgins sounds like a writer for Vanity Fair.
when I hear Higgins, I think boats.

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« Reply #6: September 02, 2018, 11:24:56 AM »
when I hear Higgins, I think boats.

I think, Hawaii, Ferraris and the Detroit Tigers.


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« Reply #7: September 02, 2018, 11:27:11 AM »
I think, Hawaii, Ferraris and the Detroit Tigers.
They are coming out with a remake of that. 

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« Reply #8: September 02, 2018, 11:29:04 AM »
when I hear Higgins, I think boats.

A WWII history buff??

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« Reply #9: September 02, 2018, 11:31:50 AM »
A WWII history buff??
yes.  a bit over the top on that stuff, TBH.  Nominated for the USNA but did not get an appointment (went to a school w/o NROTC at the time, did really know about OCS).

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« Reply #10: September 02, 2018, 11:38:39 AM »
yes.  a bit over the top on that stuff, TBH.  Nominated for the USNA but did not get an appointment (went to a school w/o NROTC at the time, did really know about OCS).

I am as well. My grandfather was on LST 622 in WWII. Some old vets rescued one of the remaining ones left in existence from the Greek navy about 10 years ago or so and brought it home. They stopped at a few cities on the east coast with Alexandria being one which is where I took the family to see it.  I think it ultimately ended up in NOLA.

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« Reply #11: September 03, 2018, 06:19:15 PM »
when I hear Higgins, I think boats.

I think of Pinky Higgins and the Red Sox.

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« Reply #12: October 11, 2018, 09:39:06 AM »
Putting Vlad Jr. in the AFL really isn't fair to the pitchers.  So far in 2 games: .667 / .700 / 1.111, 6 for 9 with 4 doubles.

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« Reply #13: October 11, 2018, 09:55:47 AM »
Putting Vlad Jr. in the AFL really isn't fair to the pitchers.  So far in 2 games: .667 / .700 / 1.111, 6 for 9 with 4 doubles.
Yea. Wonder why they sent him there. Nothing to gain IMHO.

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« Reply #14: October 16, 2018, 04:05:50 PM »
not doing so well on the hitting side

Ben Braymer (LHP) 3.60 ERA / 1.2 IP
Taylor Guilbeau (LHP) 4.50 ERA / 2.0 IP
Jordan Mills (LHP) 2.70 ERA / 3.1 IP
Luis Reyes (RHP) 37.80 :shock: / 2 IP

Tres Barrera (C) .000 (4 ABs)
Carter Kieboom (SS) .150 (13 ABs)
Jake Noll (2B) .250 (4 ABs)
Daniel Johnson (OF) .083 (12 ABs)

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« Reply #15: October 24, 2018, 06:56:57 PM »
.459 / .500 / .622 for Vlad.  Jr

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« Reply #16: November 10, 2018, 03:30:03 PM »
Game is on MLB network tonight.

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« Reply #17: November 10, 2018, 06:33:09 PM »
Game is on MLB network tonight.
8 pm est

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« Reply #18: November 10, 2018, 08:10:25 PM »
Kieboom is the DH. Tres Barrera catching.

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« Reply #19: November 10, 2018, 08:16:48 PM »
The opposition has a guy named Skye Bolt. Seriously.

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« Reply #20: November 11, 2018, 12:30:48 PM »
The opposition has a guy named Skye Bolt. Seriously.

The Nats drafted him out of high school. He opted for college

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« Reply #21: November 11, 2018, 01:19:22 PM »
The Nats drafted him out of high school. He opted for college
Should have been a super hero instead.