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CerberusWG
04-28-2002, 10:00 PM
What's the scoop on this guy? He's absolutley crushing the ball down at AA.

He's hitting .356 2 HR 18 RBI 12 BB 9 SO .533 SLG and .427 OBP

Is a Switch Hitter, plays 2B.

RedPinStripes
04-28-2002, 10:13 PM
I don't know anything about him, but it sounds more like Hummel is out of a job if this guy is really worth anything and not just on a hot streak

duke of dorwood
04-29-2002, 08:55 AM
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Sports News


BARONS CLUBHOUSE


04/29/02






Backman sees future for Miles:

Wally Backman saw it before anyone else. Now, Aaron Miles is making his manager's first impression withstand the scrutiny.

"He's a prospect to me," said Backman of the Birmingham Barons' second baseman. "I'm not sure the organization saw him that way, but from the signs I've seen he's definitely a prospect.

"He can swing the bat from both sides of the plate. Health is the key. If he stays healthy, he'll have the numbers (to advance)."

Backman labeled Miles the Barons' top every-day prospect in spring training despite a so-so 2001 debut in Birmingham. In limited playing time last year, Miles hit a pedestrian .259.

He particularly struggled at the Hoover Met, where he hit just .217. But Miles quietly put together a solid second half of the season, one in which he slammed all eight of his homers.

Now, he's forging a season to remember. Miles is third in hitting in the Southern League after a torrid 10-game stretch in which he hit .442 (19-for-43) with 13 RBIs.

Iguana775
04-29-2002, 10:06 AM
who's miles?? did we just draft him a year or 2 ago?? what position does he play??

raul12
04-29-2002, 12:14 PM
speaking of prospects--i was wondering the other day--how are we doing in terms of pitching prospects still in the minors? it seems that all the house hold names that were flying around a year or two ago are either up, washed up, or traded. anyone have an update?

moochpuppy
04-29-2002, 12:19 PM
From the Barrons 2002 Media Guide (pg20):

Aaron Miles, Infielder
Bats: Switch
Throws: Right
Height: 5-8
Weight: 170
Born: December 15, 1976, Pittsburgh, CA
Resides: Antioch, CA
Recommended/Signed by: Gene Wellman/Rick Schroeder (Astros)
Sox Acquisition: Selected in the Rule 5 Minor League Draft, December 11, 2000: recommended by George Bradley.

Minot League Highlights: 2001: Spent first season in the Sox organization at Class AA Birmingham....all eight homers were hit in after the All-Star break....hit .317 (46-145) on the road and .217 (43-198) at home....hit two home runs, including grand slam, with 5 rbi's on 8/11 at Jacksonville. 2000: Spent the season at Class A Kissimmee in the Houston organization...reached base saftely in 18 straight games from 8/10-9/3, including a season high 12-game hitting streak. 1999: His .317 average at Class A Michigan ranked fifth among the Midwest League leaders...was named to the MWL postseason All-Star team....was selected by Baseball Weekly as an honorable mention All-Star. 1998: Finsihed second on the team with a career high 28 stolen bases. 1996: Led the Gulf Coast League on runs scored (48).

Miscellaneous/Personal: Graduate of Anticoh (Calif) High School

Minor League Totals:
Avg: .277
G: 578
AB: 2232
R: 342
H: 618
TB: 848
2B: 111
3B: 25
HR: 23
RBI: 254
SH: 34
SF: 17
HB: 8
BB: 171
SO: 226
SB: 100
CS: 60
E: 100

raul12
04-29-2002, 12:24 PM
Born: December 15, 1976, Pittsburgh, CA


hey, only 6 days younger than me! i could be a major league baseball player too! oh wait, that's right, i hit .250 in a sh@!ty babe ruth league.

Iwritecode
04-29-2002, 12:45 PM
Originally posted by raul12
hey, only 6 days younger than me! i could be a major league baseball player too! oh wait, that's right, i hit .250 in a sh@!ty babe ruth league.

Sucks getting old doesn't it? I know we are still "young" in the big picture but it just seems like the past 20+ years have just flew by. I remember watching TV and seeing how much older than me everyone seemed to be. Now you see guys going out there at 18, 19, 20... I remember when Britney Spears first came out and she was only 16. I was like "damn, I must be getting older, or everyone else must be getting younger." Heck, all these little rapper kids are coming out who weren't even born until after I graduated! Plus, they are all making a heck of a lot more money than I am... :(:

MisterB
04-30-2002, 03:27 AM
Originally posted by moochpuppy
Born: December 15, 1976, Pittsburgh, CA

Two notes:

1. He's 25 - that's a little old for a AA player.

2. Don't know if it's your mistake or theirs, but the CA town is Pittsburg - no H. (Sorry, had to - went to JuCo there :D: )

kermittheefrog
04-30-2002, 04:28 PM
I mentioned him in one of the recent farm reports. He's not much of a prospect, too old. Hasn't really hit before. No threat to Hummel or Harris.