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Old 08-14-2018, 10:48 AM
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Default Minor Leagues thread VI "The Winter of no Hibernation"

Summer is almost over. Time to look to the AFL and off season deals for prospects.
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:26 AM
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Fegan reported in The Athletic this morning that the reason Floro left his last start early was because he experienced cramping in his left arm from dehydration. So nothing to be concerned about.
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:46 AM
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Zavala heating up at AAA- does he get a September call up to audition for one of the catcher spots in 2019?

Fulmer with a disastrous outing last night- what a horrible, lost season for him.

Ryan Burr has yet to let up a run in 5 AAA appearances (0.00 ERA over his last 10 outings- including his last 5 at AA)

At AA, Ruiz has allowed 1 ER over his last 7 appearances.

A number of 2019 bullpen options emerging to complement Fry and Vieira- Hamilton, Burr, Frare, Bummer along with Ruiz at AA. Add Covey as a potential "long man"/spot starter- the development of the bullpen in 2019 could be pretty interesting- avoiding the crap like Rondon, Beck, Volstad, Infante etc. we endured this season.

Not much to get excited about at Kanny right now- Walker off to a slow start, Skoug is showing/validating why he dropped so low in last year's draft, Curbelo only hitting .230, and no one to get excited about on the pitching staff.

Great Falls at least has a few guys to pay attention to (Nunez, Bush, Sosa, Stiever, Pilkington (sucking so far)).

The talent "drop off" behind the "wave' at Winston Salem is pretty steep.
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:24 PM
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Saw a Tweet this morning from Dane Dunning that said he is headed to Arizona. (Did not say anything one way or the other about his health / arm status)
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:40 PM
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Saw a Tweet this morning from Dane Dunning that said he is headed to Arizona. (Did not say anything one way or the other about his health / arm status)
Seems like it would fit right into the 6-8 week timeline he originally had to return from injury. I'm feeling hopeful.

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Zavala heating up at AAA- does he get a September call up to audition for one of the catcher spots in 2019?
Seeing that Castillo is coming back from his suspension, I have to think that Zavala will spend the rest of the season in Charlotte.
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:42 PM
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Zavala heating up at AAA- does he get a September call up to audition for one of the catcher spots in 2019?

Fulmer with a disastrous outing last night- what a horrible, lost season for him.

Ryan Burr has yet to let up a run in 5 AAA appearances (0.00 ERA over his last 10 outings- including his last 5 at AA)

At AA, Ruiz has allowed 1 ER over his last 7 appearances.

A number of 2019 bullpen options emerging to complement Fry and Vieira- Hamilton, Burr, Frare, Bummer along with Ruiz at AA. Add Covey as a potential "long man"/spot starter- the development of the bullpen in 2019 could be pretty interesting- avoiding the crap like Rondon, Beck, Volstad, Infante etc. we endured this season.

Not much to get excited about at Kanny right now- Walker off to a slow start, Skoug is showing/validating why he dropped so low in last year's draft, Curbelo only hitting .230, and no one to get excited about on the pitching staff.

Great Falls at least has a few guys to pay attention to (Nunez, Bush, Sosa, Stiever, Pilkington (sucking so far)).

The talent "drop off" behind the "wave' at Winston Salem is pretty steep.

Nice to see Zavala heating up after a slow start to AAA. How is he defensively as a catcher?

Yes, lots of promising bullpen arms making their way up the system. Looking forward to seeing these guys make their way up to the Sox.

Walker and Pilkington have been off to a slow start, but they still have a lot of talent and hopefully they'll get on track next season. Maybe players like Davis Martin, Troutwine, Sousa, Bush and Sosa will make things interesting at Kanny next season.
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:44 PM
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...speaking of Jose Ruiz, he was named to the MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week:
https://www.mlb.com/news/prospect-te...jr/c-290141106


Perhaps he'll be a steal as a waiver pick up from the Padres. I believe he'll need to be added to the 40-man this winter to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:08 PM
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Zavala heating up at AAA- does he get a September call up to audition for one of the catcher spots in 2019?

Fulmer with a disastrous outing last night- what a horrible, lost season for him.

Ryan Burr has yet to let up a run in 5 AAA appearances (0.00 ERA over his last 10 outings- including his last 5 at AA)

At AA, Ruiz has allowed 1 ER over his last 7 appearances.

A number of 2019 bullpen options emerging to complement Fry and Vieira- Hamilton, Burr, Frare, Bummer along with Ruiz at AA. Add Covey as a potential "long man"/spot starter- the development of the bullpen in 2019 could be pretty interesting- avoiding the crap like Rondon, Beck, Volstad, Infante etc. we endured this season.

Not much to get excited about at Kanny right now- Walker off to a slow start, Skoug is showing/validating why he dropped so low in last year's draft, Curbelo only hitting .230, and no one to get excited about on the pitching staff.

Great Falls at least has a few guys to pay attention to (Nunez, Bush, Sosa, Stiever, Pilkington (sucking so far)).

The talent "drop off" behind the "wave' at Winston Salem is pretty steep.
Definitely not the quality, yet, but a lot of guys to pay attention to (the ones you named) who can develop into a second wave. It does not help that our recent first rounders immediately play A plus.
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:02 PM
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It does not help that our recent first rounders immediately play A plus.
That’s kinda what happens when we draft polished college hitters in the early rounds. Can’t blame the Sox for that, though, since we needed to build the system, and MLB has more players who played college ball than those who were drafted straight from HD or signed internationally. I think there is an opportunity, though, for the Sox to start sprinkling in a few high-ceiling HS players in earlier rounds in 2019 and after, with the proviso that we really need to draft a “sure thing/high floor” player (like Madrigal) with our top pick in 2019.

I also think there are several waves in our pipeline, in part due to injuries slowing down the timeline for some guys. The way I see it, barring further injuries or breakout performances, players among these groups who don’t bust - and many of them will bust - reasonably could be expected to arrive in the following years:

Late 2018/Early 2019: Eloy, Kopech, Hamilton, Burdi, Stephens, Zavala, Adams, Cordell, Vieira, Guerrero

2020: Cease, Dunning, Basabe, Collins, Lambert, Ruiz, Flores, Call

2021: Robert, Madrigal, Rutherford, Hansen, Adolfo, Gonzalez, Sheets, Medeiros, Johnson, Rivera, Henzman, McClure

2022: Walker, Burger, Pilkington, Curbelo, Steiver, Sosa

2023: Bush?
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That’s kinda what happens when we draft polished college hitters in the early rounds. Can’t blame the Sox for that, though, since we needed to build the system, and MLB has more players who played college ball than those who were drafted straight from HD or signed internationally. I think there is an opportunity, though, for the Sox to start sprinkling in a few high-ceiling HS players in earlier rounds in 2019 and after, with the proviso that we really need to draft a “sure thing/high floor” player (like Madrigal) with our top pick in 2019.

I also think there are several waves in our pipeline, in part due to injuries slowing down the timeline for some guys. The way I see it, barring further injuries or breakout performances, players among these groups who don’t bust - and many of them will bust - reasonably could be expected to arrive in the following years:

Late 2018/Early 2019: Eloy, Kopech, Hamilton, Burdi, Stephens, Zavala, Adams, Cordell, Vieira, Guerrero

2020: Cease, Dunning, Basabe, Collins, Lambert, Ruiz, Flores, Call

2021: Robert, Madrigal, Rutherford, Hansen, Adolfo, Gonzalez, Sheets, Medeiros, Johnson, Rivera, Henzman, McClure

2022: Walker, Burger, Pilkington, Curbelo, Steiver, Sosa

2023: Bush?
You have pretty much all of 2018/early 2019 right. The rest are off by a year in lots of cases.
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It's awfully difficult to project anything from players in rookie ball.
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Old 08-15-2018, 08:37 PM
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You have pretty much all of 2018/early 2019 right. The rest are off by a year in lots of cases.
It’s all guesswork, based on conservative estimates projecting that each player would spend one year at each level.
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Cordell with a fabulous, diving, all out catch tonight in left center field. This from a guy who broke his collarbone three months ago.

Loved the effort.

If this guy can hit a little I'd love to see the Sox give him a shot next year.
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Cordell with a fabulous, diving, all out catch tonight in left center field. This from a guy who broke his collarbone three months ago.

Loved the effort.

If this guy can hit a little I'd love to see the Sox give him a shot next year.

Yep...
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Flores, who was pulled early from his start the other night, is reportedly fine. He had a muscle cramp and doesn't have a serious injury according to Getz. That's a relief. He's one of those under-the-radar pitchers who is having a great season for us in the minors.


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