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Vsahajpal
10-06-2001, 05:15 AM
Well, the last game was dominated largely by the Cubs prospects, so after I'm sure they endured much cajoling, the Sox prospects decided to show why they have the #1 system in baseball (for a few months anyway...)

Tim Hummel played 2b and was in the leadoff spot tonight. He went 3-4 with a double and an RBI and played a flawless 2b.

Joe Borchard played CF and was held hitless in 4 AB, but did reach base twice on a walk and an HBP.

RHP Matt Guerrier started the game for Mesa and yielded just a run on 1 hit, while striking out 4 and walking none. He also stuck up for his mate Borchard, and drilled a batter himself (purely extrapolating here).

Kyle Kane was just filthy in relief. He pitched two scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 5 batters to notch his first AFL save.

Hummel picked up 3 of the Solar Sox 7 hits (Nicholson, Kelton, Jacobs, Owens).

Sox OF Mario Valezuela was 0-4.

LongDistanceFan
10-06-2001, 05:22 AM
Originally posted by Vsahajpal
Well, the last game was dominated largely by the Cubs prospects, so after I'm sure they endured much cajoling, the Sox prospects decided to show why they have the #1 system in baseball (for a few months anyway...)

Tim Hummel played 2b and was in the leadoff spot tonight. He went 3-4 with a double and an RBI and played a flawless 2b.

Joe Borchard played CF and was held hitless in 4 AB, but did reach base twice on a walk and an HBP.

RHP Matt Guerrier started the game for Mesa and yielded just a run on 1 hit, while striking out 4 and walking none. He also stuck up for his mate Borchard, and drilled a batter himself (purely extrapolating here).

Kyle Kane was just filthy in relief. He pitched two scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 5 batters to notch his first AFL save.

Hummel picked up 3 of the Solar Sox 7 hits (Nicholson, Kelton, Jacobs, Owens).

Sox OF Mario Valezuela was 0-4. thanks........... btw who is kyle kane?

Vsahajpal
10-06-2001, 05:43 AM
Randar can handle this better than I, but Kyle Kane was a 1st round draft pick of the Sox in 97 out of Saddleback Junior College. He's a RH reliever with a projectable 6'3 215 lb frame, and will turn 25 right around the time pitchers and catchers report in February.

IMO, kind of strange selection for the 1st round since he's not a converted reliever. He was named his collegiate team's reliever of the year with a 2-1 record and after posting a 0.64 ERA. He really struggled at Bristol his first year (98), going 1-0 with a 5.33 ERA in 13 appearances. He allowed 34 hits in just 23 2/3 innings while walking 8 and striking out 17 batters.

He began 99 at Bristol, but was promoted to Burlington where he was shelled (13.50 ERA, 28 hits in 18 IP)

Nonetheless he was promoted to Winston Salem and his struggles continued. In 62 games he was 5-2 with a 4.32 ERA. He throw by far the most innings ever in his short career, allowing 138 hits in 170 IP He walked 62 and struck out 104.

This year, he began once again with the Warthogs but was promoted shortly after posting a stellar 2.04 ERA in 14 appearances. Apparently he found a second pitch because he allowed just 5 runs in 21 2/3 IP while striking out 32 and walking 8 (gotta love 4:1 K/BB ratios)

He was promoted to Birmingham and put up even better numbers. He was 2-1, 1.85 in 26 games. He stuck out 43 men and walked just 6 (gotta love those (7:1 K/bb ratios), and late in the season was promoted to Charlotte. He appeared in just 1 game as a starter, and giving up 4 hits and 3 runs in 3 innings of work.

He was pushed pretty hard this year, no doubt due to his late start out of the gate.

The only redflags I see are his knee injury that he suffered out of spring training in 99 which may have resulted in the attrocious showing at Burlington....

and the fact that he wears #47, the same # of the original gas can, Matt "Kerosene" Karchner.

Ironically enough, he was drafted the same year the Cubs chose Jon Garland with the 10th overall pick (Jason Dellaro went 5 picks later, right ahead of Lance Berkman)

LongDistanceFan
10-06-2001, 06:08 PM
Originally posted by Vsahajpal
Randar can handle this better than I, but Kyle Kane was a 1st round draft pick of the Sox in 97 out of Saddleback Junior College. He's a RH reliever with a projectable 6'3 215 lb frame, and will turn 25 right around the time pitchers and catchers report in February.

IMO, kind of strange selection for the 1st round since he's not a converted reliever. He was named his collegiate team's reliever of the year with a 2-1 record and after posting a 0.64 ERA. He really struggled at Bristol his first year (98), going 1-0 with a 5.33 ERA in 13 appearances. He allowed 34 hits in just 23 2/3 innings while walking 8 and striking out 17 batters.

He began 99 at Bristol, but was promoted to Burlington where he was shelled (13.50 ERA, 28 hits in 18 IP)

Nonetheless he was promoted to Winston Salem and his struggles continued. In 62 games he was 5-2 with a 4.32 ERA. He throw by far the most innings ever in his short career, allowing 138 hits in 170 IP He walked 62 and struck out 104.

This year, he began once again with the Warthogs but was promoted shortly after posting a stellar 2.04 ERA in 14 appearances. Apparently he found a second pitch because he allowed just 5 runs in 21 2/3 IP while striking out 32 and walking 8 (gotta love 4:1 K/BB ratios)

He was promoted to Birmingham and put up even better numbers. He was 2-1, 1.85 in 26 games. He stuck out 43 men and walked just 6 (gotta love those (7:1 K/bb ratios), and late in the season was promoted to Charlotte. He appeared in just 1 game as a starter, and giving up 4 hits and 3 runs in 3 innings of work.

He was pushed pretty hard this year, no doubt due to his late start out of the gate.

The only redflags I see are his knee injury that he suffered out of spring training in 99 which may have resulted in the attrocious showing at Burlington....

and the fact that he wears #47, the same # of the original gas can, Matt "Kerosene" Karchner.

Ironically enough, he was drafted the same year the Cubs chose Jon Garland with the 10th overall pick (Jason Dellaro went 5 picks later, right ahead of Lance Berkman) thanks that is great info..........