Updated 2010 Cubs Extended Spring Training Stats - Through May 15th

Here are the unofficial statistics for EXST Cubs players through May 15th. (There is no Official Scorer at Cactus League Extended Spring Training games, so the stats are not official).


2010 EXST CUBS RECORD: 9-17-7 (33 GAMES PLAYED THRU 5/15)


* Bats or throws left
* Bats both


EXST CUBS BATTING:


CURRENT ROSTER:


Brandon May (3B-1B-2B) – 356/443/508 (21-59, 7 2B, 3B, 10 BB, 12 K, HBP, 16 R, 11 RBI, 2 GIDP, SF, 19 GAMES)


Jesus Morelli (RF-CF-LF) – 350/426/525 (14-40, 6 2B, 3B, 3BB, 7 K, 3 HBP, 7 R, 4 RBI, SF, 2 SB, 13 GAMES)


* Pin-Chieh Chen (2B-SS) – 333/400/351 (19-57, 2B, 7 BB, 8 K, 9 R, 7 RBI, SH, 4 SB, 2 CS, 18 GAMES)


Jae-Hoon Ha (C-RF) – 310/364/448 (9-29, 2B, HR, 3 BB, 5 K, 4 R, 2 RBI, 2 GIDP, SF, CS, PO, 11 GAMES)


* Alvaro Ramirez (CF-LF) – 309/326/429 (13-42, 2B, 3B, HR, BB, 6 K, HBP, 2 R, 9 RBI, 2 SH, 3 SB, 2 CS, 13 GAMES)


Manuel Pestana (LF-CF) – 300/300/400 (3-10, 2B, 2 K, R, 2 RBI, 4 GAMES) - DISABLED LIST (shoulder)


# Rafael Disla (2B-SS-3B-LF) – 294/333/529 (10-34, 4 2B, 2 3B, 2 BB, 8 K, HBP, 10 R, 6 RBI, GIDP, 2 SH, 3 SB, CS, 14 GAMES)


Luis Flores (C) – 294/409/412 (5-17, 3B, 4 BB, 3 K, R, 2 RBI, SF, SB, 9 GAMES) - NOTE: Was reinstated from Suspended List on 4/26


* Sergio Burruel (C) – 250/333/321 (7-28, 2 2B, 3 BB, 10 K, HBP, 2 R, 6 RBI, 2 GIDP, SF, 13 GAMES)


* Bobby Wagner (1B-3B) – 234/302/467 (11-47, 3 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 4 BB, 17 K, HBP, 6 R, 12 RBI, SF, 16 GAMES)


Runey Davis (LF-CF-RF) – 222/298/240 (11-50, 2B, 4 BB, 11 K, 2 HBP, 7 R, 3 RBI, GIDP, SF, 2 SB, 2 CS, 17 GAMES)


Albert Hernandez (LF-RF-1B) – 204/259/286 (10-49, 2 2B, 3B, 4 BB, 16 K, 4 R, 3 RBI, 4 GIDP, SF, SB, 2 CS, 18 GAMES)


Cody Shields (LF-CF) – 200/233/229 (7-35, 2B, 2 BB, 9 K, 4 R, 4 RBI, GIDP, SF, 3 SB, PO, 14 GAMES)


# Arismendy Alcantara (SS-2B) – 192/263/332 (13-68, 2 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 5 BB, 13 K, 2 HBP, 15 R, 6 RBI, SF, 3 SB,. 2 CS, 22 GAMES)


* Wes Darvill (SS-2B) – 192/286/192 (9-47, 7 BB, 10 K, 3 R, 4 RBI, 2 SH, SB, 2 CS, 18 GAMES)


Jose Guevara (C-1B) – 190/320/190 (4-21, 3 BB, 8 K, HBP, 2 R, RBI, 12 GAMES)


Xavier Batista (RF-CF) – 188/254/313 (9-48, 3 2B, HR, 4 BB, 24 K, HBP, 8 R, 6 RBI, 3 GIDP, SF, SH, 17 GAMES)


Blair Springfield (2B-LF) – 178/212/178 (8-45, 2 BB, 16 K, 3 R, 4 RBI, GIDP, SB, CS, 17 GAMES)


# Vismeldy Bieneme (3B-2B) – 172/287/172 (5-29, 5 BB, 12 K, 3 R, 2 RBI, SF, SB, 11 GAMES)


Carlos Romero (C-1B) – 160/276/200 (4-25, 2B, 2 BB, 8 K, 2 HBP, 3 R, 2 RBI, GIDP, 13 GAMES)


Melvin Camarena (1B-LF-RF) – 150/208/200 (3-20, 2B, 2 BB, 10 K, R, RBI, SB, SF, SH, 8 GAMES) - DISABLED LIST (unknown)


* Kyung-Min Na (CF-RF) – 133/186/133 (2-15, BB, 5 K, R, CS, 7 GAMES)


THE DEPARTED:


* Francisco Guzman (CF) – 471/500/588 (8-17, 3B, BB, K, 7 R, 5 RBI, 3 SB, CS, 5 GAMES) - MOVED UP TO PEORIA 4/23


Jonathan Mota (C-2B) – 308/375/538 (3 2B, 2 BB, K, R, 4 RBI, SH, PO, 5 GAMES) - MOVED UP TO PEORIA 4/23


Charles Thomas (3B-1B) – 303/342/348 (20-66, 3 2B, 5 BB, 8 K, 13 R, 8 RBI, SF, C-INT, 4 SB, PO, 19 GAMES) – MOVED UP TO PEORIA 5/12


Rebel Ridling (1B) – 286/286/333 (6-21, 2B, 4 K, R, RBI, 5 GAMES) - REHAB COMPLETED 4/23


D. J. Fitzgerald (LF-RF) – 267/354/400 (4-15, 2 2B, 2 BB, 7 K, 3 R, 4 RBI, 5 GAMES) – MOVED UP TO PEORIA 4/23


* Matt Spencer (1B) – 250/308/833 (3-12, 2B, HR, BB, K, 3 R, RBI, 2 GAMES) - REHAB COMPLETED 4/18


Jason Dubois (DH) – 214/267/357 (3-14, 2 2B, BB, 4 K, R, 2 RBI, GIDP, 4 GAMES) - REHAB COMPLETED 5/15


EXST CUBS PITCHERS:


CURRENT ROSTER:


Marcus Hatley: 0.00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, .250 OBA – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GO/FO, 2 GAMES (2 GS) - REHAB (2009 TJS)


Corey Martin: 0.00 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, .231 OBA - 3.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 4/4 GO/FO, 3 GAMES – REHAB (strained calf)


Alvaro Sosa: 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, .000 OBA – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/FO, 1 G (1 GS) – NOTE: ex-catcher converted to RHP April 2010


* Marcos Perez: 1.27 ERA, 0.52 WHIP, .125 OBA – 21.1 IP, 9 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 17 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 26/20 GO/FO, 8 GAMES (3 GS)


Frank Batista: 2.29 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, .189 OBA – 15.2 IP, 11 H, 7 R (4 ER), 3 BB, 13K, 14/19 GO/FO, 5 GAMES (3 GS)


Luis Liria: 2.79 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, .259 OBA – 19.1 IP, 20 H, 7 R (6 ER), 8 BB, 19 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 18/15 GO/FO, 7 GAMES (3 GS)


* Drew Rundle: 2.84 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, .269 OBA – 6.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 2 K, 1 PO, 6/7 GO/FO, 5 GAMES – NOTE: Ex-OF converted to LHP September 2009


Jadel Mendez: 3.00 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, .286 OBA – 9.0 IP, 10 H, 6 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 2 GIDP, 1 PO, 12/6 GO/FO, 6 GAMES


Tarlandus Mitchell: 3.38 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, .261 OBA – 16.0 IP, 17 H, 6 R (6 ER), 10 BB, 14 K, 2 HBP, 2 WP, 14/14 GO/FO, 6 GAMES (5 GS)


* Austin Kirk: 3.98 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, .258 OBA – 16.2 IP, 17 H, 7 R (7 ER), 6 BB, 17 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 1 PO, 12/20 GO/FO, 6 GAMES (3 GS)


Rogelio Carmona: 4.05 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, .231 OBA – 13.1 IP, 12 H, 8 R (6 ER), 4 BB, 14 K, 1 WP, 11/12 GO/FO, 11 GAMES


* John Mincone: 4.12 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, .208 OBA – 19.2 IP, 15 H, 12 R (9 ER), 6 BB, 12 K, 2 GIDP, 1 WP, 1 BALK, 1 PO, 26/18 GO/FO, 7 GAMES (3 GS)


Jose Rosario: 4.50 ERA, 1.79 WHIP, .311 OBA – 14.0 IP, 18 H, 12 R (7 ER), 7 BB, 9 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP, 1 BALK, 2 GIDP, 1 PO, 22/9 GO/FO, 6 GAMES


Yao-Lin Wang: 5.06 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, .283 OBA, - 16.0 IP, 19 H, 9 R (9 ER), 3 BB, 16 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 1 BALK, 1 PO, 12/12 GO/FO, 5 GAMES (3 GS)


Alvido Jimenez: 5.63 ERA, 1.75 WHIP, .273 OBA – 8.0 IP, 9 H, 6 R (5 ER), 5 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 10/6 GO/FO, 6 GAMES


Danny Keefe: 5.65 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, .245 OBA – 14.1 IP, 14 H, 9 R (9 ER), 1 BB, 20 K, 1 HBP, 15/9 GO/FO, 10 GAMES


Jesse Ginley: 6.55 ERA, 1.82 WHIP, .304 OBA – 11.0 IP, 14 H, 8 R (8 ER), 6 BB, 3 K, 2 HR, 2 HBP, 1 GIDP, 13/15 GO/FO, 7 GAMES (1 GS)


Hector Mayora: 6.75 ERA, 2.25 WHIP, .200 OBA, 1.1 0.00 ERA, 27.00 WHIP, .000 OBA – 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 2/0 GO/FO, 2 GAMES (1 GS)


Tzu-An Wang: 7.11 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, .269 OBA – 6.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R (5 ER), 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 4/9 GO/FO, 5 GAMES


Eduardo Figueroa: 7.82 ERA, 2.13 WHIP, .367 OBA – 12.2 IP, 22 H, 15 R (11 ER), 5 BB, 9 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP, 3 WP, 2 PO, 8/18 GO/FO, 5 GAMES (4 GS)


Carlos Rojas: 9.23 ERA, 1.82 WHIP, .321 OBA – 12.2 IP, 18 H, 16 R (13 ER), 5 BB, 12 K, 4 HR, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 13/12 GO/FO, 10 GAMES


Gian Guzman: 19.20 ERA, 3.43 WHIP, .333 OBA - 4.2 IP, 7 H, 10 R (10 ER), 9 BB, 0 K, 3 HR, 1 HBP, 4/8 GO/FO, 4 GAMES


* Cody Hams: 40.50 ERA, 6.75 WHIP, .600 OBA - 1.1 IP, 6 H, 6 R (6 ER), 3 BB, 2 K, 2/0 GO/GO, 2 GAMES


Chris Huseby: INFINITE ERA, INFINITE WHIP, .000 OBA - 0.0 IP, 0 H, 4 R (4 ER), 4 BB, 0 K, 2 WP, 1 GAME


THE DEPARTED:


Esmailin Caridad: 0.00 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, .000 OBA - 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1/2 GO/FO, 1 GAME – REHAB COMPLETED 5/2


Yohan Gonzalez: 0.82 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, .200 OBA - 11.0 IP, 8 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 14 K, 1 GIDP, 9/10 GO/FO, 7 GAMES – MOVED UP TO PEORIA 5/13


* James Leverton: 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, .000 OBA - 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 GAME – MOVED UP TO PEORIA 4/18


Larry Suarez: 3.00 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, .357 OBA - 3.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 2/3 GO/FO, 2 GAMES – MOVED UP TO PEORIA 4/18


Chris Carpenter: 5.40 ERA, 1.80 WHIP, .375 OBA - 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 2/0 GO/FO, 1 GAME (1 GS) – REHAB COPMPLETED 4/18


David Patton: 9.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, .250 OBA - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/FO, 1 GAME – REHAB COMPLETED 4/15


EXST CUBS DEFENSE:


CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Sergio Burruel: 4-15 CS (27%), 3 PB, 1 PO, 1 E
Luis Flores: 4-10 CS (40%), 1 PB, 1 PO, 3 E
Jose Guevara: 1-1 CS (100%), 2 PB
Jae-Hoon Ha: 2-10 CS (20%), 6 PB, 3 E
Jonathan Mota: 1-5 CS (20%), 1 E (DEPARTED) 
Carlos Romero: 3-8 CS (38%), 2 E


ERRORS BY INFIELDERS:
Arismendy Alcantara – 8
Wes Darvill – 8
Rafael Disla – 5
Vismeldy Bieneme – 4
Pin-Chieh Chen – 3
Charles Thomas - 3 (DEPARTED)
Brandon May - 2
Blair Springfield – 2
Bobby Wagner - 1


OUTFIELD DEFENSE:
Xavier Batista: 1 E
Runey Davis: 1 ASSIST, 1 E
Francisco Guzman: 1 ASSIST, 1 E (DEPARTED)
Jesus Morelli: 1 E
Kyung-Min Na: 1 ASSIST
Manuel Pestana, 1 ASSIST
Blair Springfield: 1 ASSIST


EXST CUBS ERRORS BY PITCHERS:
Eduardo Figueroa – 2
Luis Liria – 2
Marcos Perez – 2
Carlos Rojas – 2
Chris Carpenter – 1 (DEPARTED)
Danny Keefe – 1


EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING ROSTER: (56)


MANAGER: Jody Davis


ASSISTANT MANAGER: Juan Cabreja


COACHES: Frank Castillo, Woong-Chun Cho, Jeff Fassero, Ricardo Medina, Min-Kyu Sung, Rick Tronerud, and Desi Wilson


* Bats or throws left
* Bats both


ACTIVE LIST (45):


PITCHERS (24):
Frank Batista
Rogelio Carmona
Eduardo Figueroa
Jesse Ginley
Marcus Hatley (ACTIVE REHAB)
Chris Huseby
Alvido Jimenez
Danny Keefe
* Austin Kirk
* Casey Lambert (ACTIVE REHAB)
Luis Liria
Corey Martin (ACTIVE REHAB)
Hector Mayora
Jadel Mendez
* John Mincone
Tarlandus Mitchell
* Marcos Perez
Andres Quezada
Carlos Rojas
Jose Rosario
* Drew Rundle (ex-OF)
Alvaro Sosa (ex-C)
Tzu-An Wang
Yao-Lin Wang


CATCHERS (5):
* Sergio Burruel
Luis Flores
Jose Guevara
Jae-Hoon Ha
Carlos Romero


INFIELDERS (8):
# Arismendy Alcantara
# Vismeldy Bieneme
* Pin-Chieh Chen
* Wes Darvill
# Rafael Disla
George Matheus
Brandon May
* Bobby Wagner


OUTFIELDERS (8):
Xavier Batista
Runey Davis
Albert Hernandez
Jesus Morelli
* Kyung-Min Na
* Alvaro Ramirez
Cody Shields
Blair Springfield


FITCH PARK INJURY REHAB GROUP (11):
Justin Bristow, P (unknown)
Melvin Camarena, 1B-OF (unknown)
Manolin DeLeon, P (2010 knee surgery)
Angel Guzman, P (2010 shoulder surgery)
Gian Guzman, P (sore elbow)
* Cody Hams, P (back strain)
Dylan Johnston, P (2009 TJS)
Dong-Yub Kim, OF (unknown)
Manuel Pestana, OF (sprained shoulder)
Melvin Rosa, P (2010 TJS)
Adam Spencer, P (unknown)

Comments

Rosenthal about the Cubs firing Piniella:

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/Lou-Piniel...

He doesn't think Ryno is ready without ML coaching experience. Not sure that makes any sense to me.

That would be true about Ryno except that he has been managing minor league ball for three years and played in the majors for over 13 years, so I think he knows a little about baseball especially with dealing with the Cubs, fans, ballparks and day games.

He would be a perfect candidate.

Hendry owns this season. There's not much more Lou or anyone else could have done. And fwiw, I think the 2008-09 off season is what did him in.

Lou could stop handling it like a whiny douchebag. Just sayin'. Not that that would affect the wins and losses.

Agreed.

I agree on the 2008-09 off season hurting this team.

Both are too blame.

Lou wanted to a left handed hitter, Hendry got Bradley and they both signed off on him. Which cost the Cubs Derose who could have played third when Aram went down.

Still, Piniella played a role in many of the Cubs’ major roster decisions — he always wants what he doesn’t has, worrying little about future consequences.

Yeah I noticed that. He should have said "don't has".

lol! Even if he used the right word: "doesn't have", isn't it bad form to use contractions? I do all the time, but I'm just a douchebag commenter, so I take those liberties. I would not if I were writing for... eh-em... a reputable news organization.

Whatever... Cubs suck, might as well beat up on Rosenthal.

And more to the point, Rosenthal:

Don't use Lou as a way to excuse Hendry: Hendry answers for the roster and Lou answers for the management of the players and management of the team on a day-to-day basis. They've both been piss-poor lately, imo. I has major problems with that kind of deflection.

It depends on how formally you're writing.

I agree that you are a douchebag commenter - ha
Don't punish me, commish, please!

another "has"-been

Reporter (& Sox Fan) Steve Metsch in today's Southtown Star

Each year, someone is bound to say if we put the Sox and Cubs together, we'd have a world champ. Think again. The White Sox are 15-22. The Cub s are 16-22. Both teams has had problems...

The influence of LOLCats on sports journalism is striking.

every news article ever...except foxnews.com...is written by a single liberal-agenda writer hidden by 100s of agencies including Reuters and the AP.

the evidence keeps mounting.

can't fool me.

the comments below the article are mind blowing...

evidently the next elderly dude du-jour (girardi, make steve stone GM, etc) is the answer.

my brain is hurty.

You mean comments like this?

The cubs should let Sweet Low go and go hard after Joe Garadi...

Wee...

"Sweet Low"

One of my favorite Sean Penn movies.

if steve stone was GM could his ego let him do anything less than make himself manager, pitching coach, and booth color analyst?

just imagine...he could tell so many people how they're doing it wrong.

"just imagine...he could tell so many people how they're doing it wrong."

Which is why he will never get a position outside of announcer with a mlb team.

/too a-holey

it's his own fault...if he wasn't so "top of the pyramid" and vocal with those ambitions he'd probably be someone's assistant GM by now at the very least.

it's hard to throw a guy a chance when you know that guy is gunning for your job from the second you open your door to him...and it doesn't look like any older GMs want to mentor him into the fold.

"and it doesn't look like any older GMs want to mentor him into the fold."

He's probably older then most current gm's.

"Sweet Low"

Oh please, like Lou uses a sugar substitute.

Cubs miss Ubaldo and Halladay this week according to Muskat

As long as they don't see Charlie Morton.

Bob Howry released by DBacks

Can he close?

~ducks~

At least he can walk home.

Epitaph for Homer Howry's career end, appropriately..."At least he can walk-homer"

No, but maybe he can setup. I wouldn't mind giving him a shot. Yeah, he's been shitty this year, but still worth a shot.

We already have about 4 versions of "bad Howry" in the bullpen right now.

Exactly. How about giving him a shot at being good Howry? Bearing in mind that he got released and Heilman was kept...Heilman ~shivers~ being their BEST reliever.

via carrie m...

rf fuke, ss castro, 1b lee, 3b ramy, cf colvin, lf sori, 2b font, c hill, p wells

who the hell is colvin?

He's friends with Hobbes, right?

Ryan Freel retires.

http://twitter.com/mashmore98/statuses/141821...

No word on his friend Farney.

Dude, I thought he retired two months ago. No?

Favorite comic strip as a kid/teen.

Now he's been rendered to a bumper sticker pissing on logos.

Favorite philosopher...alas, now he's just a comic strip.

Already, this baseball season has been nasty, brutish and long...

Well done:)

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  • "An MRI taken Monday on the right side of Jorge Soler showed no major damage."

    crunch 38 min 45 sec ago view
  • rare air though if he can keep it under 2. Sounds like Maddon already made up his mind though and Hendricks seems like the sort that would want to earn it. Guessing he gets a quick hook if he's still under 2 after 5 innings.

    Fwiw, he can give up 1 ER in 5 innings (or more) and still be under 2. If he gives up 2 ER, he would need throw 9 IP to keep it under 2. 1 ER in 4 IP would give him an ERA of exactly 2.

    In terms of WAR, it's still Scherzer by a lot (6.4), then Cueto (5.6), Lester (5.5), Kershaw (5.5), Roark (5.4), and then Hendricks (5.1)

    Rob G. 1 hour 52 min ago view
  • Boring lineup tonight in terms of guys trying to reach milestones -- no KB (40 HR), Addy (100 RBI) or JHey (can he keep it going?), and Lackey isn't really going for anything, plus the team has already reached 100 wins. I get the "rest" thing, although they will have 4 days off after Sunday, but....bleh.

    billybucks 2 hours 36 min ago view
  • Agree -- I think you want to keep him on a regular schedule.

    billybucks 2 hours 56 min ago view
  • Ramos torn ACL

    jacos 3 hours 24 min ago view
  • Sure, its not about his record.

    jacos 3 hours 25 min ago view
  • Do you start him Sunday or not?

    @jonmorosi Pitchers w/ sub-2.00 ERA in year of 185+ IP this century: Pedro ’00, Clemens ’05, Kershaw ’13/’14, Arrieta ’15, Greinke ’15, Hendricks ’16.

    Rob G. 4 hours 47 min ago view
  • Yeah -- that would be rough for him. But, Monty is getting people out, he's a lefty and he has experience working out of the bullpen. Hammel? None of the above.

    billybucks 5 hours 42 min ago view
  • even if he's not starting, abandoning hammel would be a bit of a 'screw you.' i think it might be -monty +hammel, but it's speculation.

    either way, someone's gonna be disappointed.

    crunch 6 hours 43 min ago view
  • Joe said he is leaning towards 11 pitchers and 14 position players.

    - 4 starters, Chapman, Rondon, Strop, CJ, Wood, Grimm, Monty. No dice for Cahill or Smith.
    - 3 catchers, Rizz, Zo, Addy, KB, Javy, Heyward, Fowler, Soler, Coghlan, TLS and then Sczcur over Almora?

    billybucks 6 hours 54 min ago view
  • Cubs 3B Jason Vosler made two really bad throws on consecutive AB in the 8th. Fortunately the game was no longer in doubt at the time  

    The first one was a one-hop lob that allowed the batter to reach base on an infield single, and the second was air-mailed so far over the first-baseman's head that it went over the fence and landed in Field #4.

    Arizona Phil 7 hours 29 min ago view
  • E-MAN: Despite the HR, Donnie Dewees is really more of a slash hitter (the HR was an opposite-field line-drive) who can accumulate lots of doubles & triples. He's also a good bunter and can get on base that way, too. Although he was thrown out trying to steal in the game, he's actually a good base-stealer and baserunner.

    Defensively he has plus-range and tracks fly balls OK, so he can play CF, but he has a rag arm that requires the middle infielders to go out further into CF to make relays.

    Arizona Phil 7 hours 30 min ago view
  • I don't know how many of you remember Bobby Knoop, who played 2B for the Angels, White Sox, and Royals back in the day, but he is a coach-emeritus for the Angels, and works with the infielders at Minor League Camp, Extended Spring Training, and Instructs. He's pretty spry for a 77-year old, and he really knows his shit.

    Arizona Phil 7 hours 57 min ago view
  • With a big lead, Chapman was throwing sliders and changeups, something he's reluctant to do in a save situation. (Len and Jim covered this.)

    VirginiaPhil 8 hours 6 min ago view
  • Maybe they have a bad owner, I don't know, but they still have players and fans and a franchise, all devastated by this loss of life. Plus, everybody who follows baseball is a fan of a guy like this. It's why I used the word tragedy, which other people throw around but I try to be careful with.

    I'm at an age where I remember old incidents better than recent ones, but I have to go back to Herb Score for something as disturbing.

    VirginiaPhil 8 hours 22 min ago view
  • That was Dee Gordon's only HR this year. Wow.

    billybucks 8 hours 24 min ago view