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Old 05-15-2019, 09:17 PM
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Quick rundown on tonight.

Eloy played LF for the Knights had a hit in his two AB. He was pulled for Booker in the top of the 6th no reason why I can find on twitter or anywhere else, so hopefully it's just a routine thing.

Zavala stays hot upon returning from his injury. Figure he gets a call up soon if this continues.

Skole is simply on fire and Palka had two more hits. Both of them have OPS above 1.0 currently.

At AA
Robert had a double
Rutherford had a double
Luiz Gonzales had two SF but no hits.
Flores had another nice outing but gave up 4 unearned runs along the way. Only 6H and 0 BB in 5.1. is ERA is 2.7 on the year and his WHIP is 0.99

A+ WS lost 1-0 and only managed 3 hits.
Christian Castillo was the highlight of the night going 7.0 giving up 4 H, 1 R and 1 BB using 81 pitches.
Madrigal had the night off.
Walker was 0/3
Most of the issues appear to be due to the pitcher they were facing. Javier Assad is simply blowing up A+ currently and he's only 21. He'll be promoted soon based on his stats.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:32 AM
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Robert also had a 3B to along with his 2B last night.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:53 AM
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Kanny, WS and Birmingham all under .500. Birmingham well under .500, again.
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:58 AM
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Kanny, WS and Birmingham all under .500. Birmingham well under .500, again.
That doesn't mean much in the big picture. The team with the best record in the South Atlantic League is the Delmarva Shorebirds which is an Orioles affiliate. They have the oldest team in the league and maybe two prospects of note on the entire roster...
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:26 PM
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Madrigal homered tonight in his first at bat.
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Robert has a 2-run bomb.

Here's video through the Sox Twitter feed. This ball was smoked. 446 feet and cleared absolutely everything in LF...

https://twitter.com/BhamBarons/statu...07765010976768
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:49 PM
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I'm guessing Lampert is done for the night, 6 IP 7 H 1 BB 1 ER 11K 90 pitches.


Edit: he came back out for the 7th, walked the first batter and they pulled him.

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Old 05-16-2019, 10:28 PM
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Robert 3/4 on the night his OPS is around .950 at present.
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Better overall night for the rebuild in Birmingham Basabe had a hit, Gonzalez had a hit. Rivera had a hit, Michalczewski had a walk-off 3-run bomb in the bottom of the 9th and of course Robert and Lampert as preveiously detailed had nice nights. Schryer blew the save but one of the runs was unearned. Martinez struck out the side in the 9th to earn the win.
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:44 AM
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That Robert home run was absolutely smoked.

His slash at AA is now .300/.375/.580 and he's looking better overall as time progresses. If he keeps doing it they might as well bring him up to the majors later this season. Some players develop faster than others and Robert looks to be one of them.
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:18 AM
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Once a highly-touted 2013 high school signing out of Oklahoma, Trey Michalczewski has been bypassed by more notable prospects and has developed more slowly as well. And while is batting average isn’t spectacular, he’s showing decent power and has learned to play several positions. Indeed, switch hitters often take longer to develop because they have two swings to perfect against increasingly challenging pitchers as they ascend through an organization. And yet, he only turned 24 in February, so he’s still “age appropriate” in AA.

I don’t have the guy pegged as a star, or even a starter. But maybe he’s someone who could serve a purpose for the Sox in 2021 and beyond, as a switch hitter with power who can play all over the diamond (other than CF and SS) in a backup role.
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Madrigal homered tonight in his first at bat.


Congratulations Nick on your 1st HR in pro ball! He ended up going 2-5 on the night. Hopefully he's making adjustments to the pitching he's facing and will start displaying that elite bat he's known for.
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:38 AM
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That doesn't mean much in the big picture. The team with the best record in the South Atlantic League is the Delmarva Shorebirds which is an Orioles affiliate. They have the oldest team in the league and maybe two prospects of note on the entire roster...
Agreed. The Knights could be 10 games over and I wouldn't see that as much of a plus if they're doing it on the success of AAAA-type players who don't have much promise for big league success while true prospects struggled.

It makes more sense to me to look at the success of prospects with any potential to help the Sox in the future rather than W-L record alone. There are some pluses so far this year: Cease, Collins hitting well at AAA (though I haven't heard whether his defense has progressed), Robert, Walker earning an early promotion to High A, Bryce Bush's bat seems to be clicking after a slow start at Kannapolis. Lambert has looked good. Other guys haven't looked good so far: I wish the AA outfield prospects (aside from Robert) were hitting better. They've looked pretty bad at the plate so far. Madrigal hasn't looked all that impressive either. But, guess what? It's only the middle of freakin' May. The MiLB season is hardly over. Also, I'm willing to give the AA guys more than just 30-35 games after being promoted to a higher level before suggesting they're fizzling out.
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Agreed. The Knights could be 10 games over and I wouldn't see that as much of a plus if they're doing it on the success of AAAA-type players who don't have much promise for big league success while true prospects struggled.

It makes more sense to me to look at the success of prospects with any potential to help the Sox in the future rather than W-L record alone. There are some pluses so far this year: Cease, Collins hitting well at AAA (though I haven't heard whether his defense has progressed), Robert, Walker earning an early promotion to High A, Bryce Bush's bat seems to be clicking after a slow start at Kannapolis. Lambert has looked good. Other guys haven't looked good so far: I wish the AA outfield prospects (aside from Robert) were hitting better. They've looked pretty bad at the plate so far. Madrigal hasn't looked all that impressive either. But, guess what? It's only the middle of freakin' May. The MiLB season is hardly over. Also, I'm willing to give the AA guys more than just 30-35 games after being promoted to a higher level before suggesting they're fizzling out.
The averages have been going up also, if slowly. Madrigal also finally hit a HR last night so things might be looking up for him. AA things are definitely on the rise for some of these guys, but obviously other than Robert, none of them has taken off like a rocket, though yes that too is not common. Most people spend at least a year at every level.
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I don’t have the guy pegged as a star, or even a starter. But maybe he’s someone who could serve a purpose for the Sox in 2021 and beyond, as a switch hitter with power who can play all over the diamond (other than CF and SS) in a backup role.
He could be a decent utility player which will be useful. Another reason they need to move Leury, for what it's worth.
The record of the Knights is the least important of the 3, to the extent records are important (records have some probative value when it's not a bunch of org guys)
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