PDA

View Full Version : Munoz brilliant again for Birmingham


A. Cavatica
04-28-2004, 01:02 AM
A Munoz (W,4-0) 7 1-3 1 1 1 2 9

His season numbers are:

A Munoz (W,4-0) 24 2-3 11 5 4 7 25 (1.46 ERA)

Wow.

LASOXFAN
04-28-2004, 02:08 AM
WOW

thanks for the update -would be nice to see him coming out of the bullpen at some point this season. Wonder if he'll get to Charlotte soon...

DrCrawdad
04-28-2004, 08:24 AM
Originally posted by A. Cavatica
A Munoz (W,4-0) 7 1-3 1 1 1 2 9

His season numbers are:

A Munoz (W,4-0) 24 2-3 11 5 4 7 25 (1.46 ERA)

Wow.

Fantastic! Great to see that Arnie is doing so well. I noticed too that the Barons knocked around Bean-Ball Ben Christensen, nothing wrong with that.

maurice
04-28-2004, 12:01 PM
Lots of Sox arms with some early success in the high minors:

AAA
Felix Diaz, 3W-0L, 2.59 ERA
Ryan Kohlmeier (!) with a 2.76 ERA in 3 starts
(Reed is batting only .342 with 5 SB)

AA
Arnie Munoz, 4W-0L, 1.46 ERA
Mike Phillips, 3-0, 1.65
Tetsu Yofu, 2-0, 1.13
Bajenaru, McNichol, and Smith all with ERAs under 1.50 in relief.
(Plus SS Mike Morse with a 1.002 OPS and local guy Mike Spidale with a .923)

jabrch
04-28-2004, 12:03 PM
I know nothing about Munoz - does he project as a SP or an RP at the MLB level?

Randar68
04-28-2004, 12:08 PM
Originally posted by jabrch
I know nothing about Munoz - does he project as a SP or an RP at the MLB level?

He's been lights out as a releiver the past couple years (save for a dead-arm period start of last season) in the high minors (AA and AAA)

After ST, there was no major league roster spot available, so they put him in AA and have him starting for the first time. He's been phenomenal, but he's had stamina issues in the past and it's still unclear what the long-term plan is for him in terms of major league potential. He doesn't often break 90 mph, but has one of the best left-handed curves out there and a still-developing change-up.

poorme
04-28-2004, 12:08 PM
I wish they'd let him keep starting up the ladder until he proves he can't do it.

SoxxoS
04-28-2004, 12:08 PM
Originally posted by jabrch
I know nothing about Munoz - does he project as a SP or an RP at the MLB level?

He has a really small frame...I think he is only 5'9"...but I believe the Sox are trying him as a starter to see how it goes. He's got to project as a reliever with a frame like that, but they are going to see how he holds up. They are doing the same with Ryan Meaux, another reliever turned starter.

jabrch
04-28-2004, 12:22 PM
Originally posted by Randar68
He's been lights out as a releiver the past couple years (save for a dead-arm period start of last season) in the high minors (AA and AAA)

After ST, there was no major league roster spot available, so they put him in AA and have him starting for the first time. He's been phenomenal, but he's had stamina issues in the past and it's still unclear what the long-term plan is for him in terms of major league potential. He doesn't often break 90 mph, but has one of the best left-handed curves out there and a still-developing change-up.

Thanks Randar and everyone else.

habibharu
04-28-2004, 12:39 PM
he hasnt given up any HR in 24 IP! WOW! this guy is the real deal!

Randar68
04-28-2004, 12:41 PM
Originally posted by habibharu
he hasnt given up any HR in 24 IP! WOW! this guy is the real deal!

Uhhh, Birmingham has one of the largest fields in all of the Minor Leagues.

Neal Cotts had only given up 7 career HR's in the minors and none to lefties and that was over several minor league seasons at different levels...

habibharu
04-28-2004, 12:42 PM
Originally posted by Randar68
Uhhh, Birmingham has one of the largest fields in all of the Minor Leagues.

Neal Cotts had only given up 7 career HR's in the minors and none to lefties and that was over several minor league seasons at different levels... yeah but this guy doesnt even throw that fast.

Randar68
04-28-2004, 12:45 PM
Originally posted by habibharu
yeah but this guy doesnt even throw that fast.

Which one? Neither of them breaks 90 mph most of the time.

habibharu
04-28-2004, 12:46 PM
Originally posted by Randar68
Which one? Neither of them breaks 90 mph most of the time. munoz

Randar68
04-28-2004, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by habibharu
munoz

So he doesn't throw hard, I still don't see what your point was.

habibharu
04-28-2004, 12:49 PM
Originally posted by Randar68
So he doesn't throw hard, I still don't see what your point was. well i just think that it would be easier to hit a homer against a guy who doesnt throw gas, unless he has a lot of movement