2013 Cubs Extended Spring Training Updated Stats (thru 5/18)

2013 Cubs Cactus League Extended Spring Training updated stats (thru 5/18)


NOTE: Does NOT include intrasquad & sim games


There is no Official Scorer at Cactus League Extended Spring Training games, so all stats are unofficial


EXST CUBS RECORD: 16-21-2

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POSITION PLAYERS
 


* bats left
# bats both

"SLASH-LINE" below POSITION PLAYERS names = AVG/OBP/SLG 

NOTE: POSITION PLAYERS ARE SORTED BY PLATE APPEARANCES (PA)


CARLOS PENALVER (SS)
338/377/446 
69 PA (22 GAMES) 
22-65 - 5 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 9 R, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 2 GIDP, 5 SB (1 CS), 1 PO 
ERRORS: 3

* JACOB ROGERS (1B-3B-RF)
236/348/381
66 PA (22 GAMES)
13-55 - 0 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 8 R, 9 BB, 20 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 0 SB (1 CS)
ERRORS: 1 (E-5)

* DANNY LOCKHART (2B-SS-3B)
269/359/327
64 PA (20 GAMES)
14-52 - 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 9 R, 9 BB, 6 K, 3 SF, 3 GIDP, 3 SB (0 CS), 1 PO 
ERRORS: 4 (one E-6 and three E-4)

REGGIE GOLDEN (LF-RF-CF)
240/377/400
LAST TEN GAMES: 355/484/581
61 PA (20 GAMES) 
12-50 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 9 R, 11 BB, 17 K, 1 GIDP, 1 SB (0 CS), 1 PO

YASIEL BALAGUERT (RF-LF-1B)
286/305/482
LAST TEN GAMES: 323/364/613 
59 PA (18 GAMES) 
16-56 - 1 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 5 R, 2 BB, 9 K, 1 SF, 2 GIDP, 0 SB (2 CS) 
DEFENSE: ONE OUTFIELD ASSIST & ONE ERROR (E-3)

# MARK MALAVE (3B-1B)
213/356/277
LAST TEN GAMES: 320/469/444  
59 PA (22 GAMES) 
10-47 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 11 R, 11 BB, 14 K, 1 SF, 0 SB (1 CS) 
ERRORS: 8 (seven E-5 and one E-3)

JEFFREY BAEZ (RF-CF-LF)
347/418/612 
LAST TEN GAMES: 387/457/710 
55 PA (19 GAMES)
17-49 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 10 R, 5 BB, 14 K, 1 HBP, 3 SB (1 CS)

# KEVIN ENCARNACION (CF-RF-LF)
298/389/489 
54 PA (20 GAMES)
14-47 - 5 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 7 R, 7 BB, 12 K, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO 
DEFENSE: ONE OUTFIELD ASSIST & ONE ERROR   

* JOSE DORE (1B-2B-3B-LF-RF)
227/346/386
52 PA (22 GAMES)
10-44 - 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 9 R, 6 BB, 16 K, 2 HBP, 1 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: ONE OUTFIELD ASSIST & THREE ERRORS (one E-3 and two E-5)

XAVIER BATISTA (RF-LF-1B)
140/229/186 
48 PA (17 GAMES)
6-43 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 4 R, 4 BB, 17 K, 1 HBP 

* TREVOR GRETZKY (LF-1B) 
333/383/429
47 PA (16 GAMES)
14-42 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 8 R, 4 BB, 9 K, 1 SH, 1 GIDP 
ERRORS: 1 (E-3)

JESSE HODGES (3B-1B)
244/311/366
45 PA (14 GAMES) 
10-41 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 6 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 3 HBP
ERRORS: 4 (E-5) 

SHAWON DUNSTON JR (CF)
410/455/564 
LAST TEN GAMES: 517/516/724
44 PA (14 GAMES)
16-39 - 0 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 8 R, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: TWO OUTFIELD ASSISTS & TWO ERRORS 

* RASHAD CRAWFORD (CF-RF-LF)
108/233/162 
43 PA (16 GAMES)
4-37 - 0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, 5 BB, 16 K, 1 HBP, 1 SB (0 CS) 
NOTE: Crawford has given-up switch-hitting and is now batting only LH  

FRANCISCO SANCHEZ (SS-2B)
222/317/306
41 PA (17 GAMES)
8-36 - 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, 2 BB, 19 K, 3 HBP, 1 SB (0 CS), 1 PO 
ERRORS: 5 (all E-6) 

* GARRETT SCHLECHT (LF-RF)
194/366/290
41 PA (17 GAMES)
6-31 - 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R, 8 BB, 10 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 1 PO
DEFENSE: 3 OUTFIELD ASSISTS

BRAD ZAPENAS (2B-3B-SS)
324/410/471 
39 PA (14 GAMES)
3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 10 R, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO
ERRORS: 2 (both E-4)

DONG-YUB KIM (LF)
212/289/333 
38 PA (16 GAMES)
7-33 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 6 R, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 2 SB (0 CS)

DAVID BOTE (2B-3B-SS)
219/324/344 
37 PA (12 GAMES)
7-32 - 0 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 5 BB, 9 K, 1 SH, 1 SB (3 CS)
NOTE: Has been moved up to Kane County

* JUSTIN MARRA (C)
222/417/370 
36 PA (15 GAMES) 
6-27 - 2 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 9 RBI, 8 R, 9 BB, 11 K
DEFENSE: 1-5 CS (20%)  

LANCE RYMEL (C-1B)
280/419/400 
31 PA (13 GAMES)
7-25 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 6 R, 4 BB, 5 K, 2 HBP, 2 GIDP
DEFENSE: 9-15 CS (60%), 1 PO

* ALBERTO MINEO (C-1B)
231/310/269 
29 PA (14 GAMES)
6-26 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K 
DEFENSE: 0-6 CS (0%)

# WILFREDO PETIT (C-1B)
120/250/120 
28 PA (12 GAMES)
4-25 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 GIDP, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: 3-18 CS (17%), 1 PO, 3 PB, 4 ERRORS

# ERICK CASTILLO (C)
333/370/375
27  PA (12 GAMES)
8-24 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP
DEFENSE: 2-10 CS (20%), 1 PB, 1 ERROR

# FRANDY DE LA ROSA (SS-2B)
167/167/167
24 PA (12 GAMES)
4-24 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K
ERRORS: 1 (E-6)  

RONY RODRIGUEZ (C)
300/391/600
23 PA (9 GAMES)
6-20 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 4 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 2 HBP, 0 SB (1 CS)
DEFENSE: 0-3 CS (0%), 2 ERRORS

ALBERT ALMORA (CF)
273/273/500
22 PA (5 GAMES)
6-22 - 1 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 0 BB, 4 K 

# ROBERTO CARO (LF-CF)
188/381/188 
21 PA (10 GAMES)
3-16 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 3 R, 5 BB, 4 K, 1 SB (1 CS)

* BRYANT FLETE (2B-SS)
188/222/188 
18 PA (9 GAMES)
3-16 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 SF, 1 SB (1 CS)
ERRORS: 4 (one E-6 and three E-4)
NOTE: Has been assigned to VSL Cubs

NEFTALI ROSARIO
(C)
067/143/067
16 PA (8 GAMES)
1-15 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
DEFENSE: 3-10 CS (30%), 2 PB

* IAN STEWART (3B)
200/250/267
16 PA (3 GAMES)
3-15 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at AAA Iowa

CARLOS ESCOBAR (C)
461/461/846
13 PA (5 GAMES)
6-13 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 0 BB, 5 K
DEFENSE: 1-5 CS (20%), 1 PO
NOTE: Has been moved up to Kane County

LUIS ACOSTA (3B)
091/167/182
12 PA (4 GAMES)  
1-11 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K
ERRORS: 5  

JOSH VITTERS (3B-1B)
455/500/636
12 PA (3 GAMES) 
5-11 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at AAA Iowa

RONI TORREYES (2B)
273/273/455
11 PA (3 GAMES)
3-11 - 0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP 
NOTE: Has been moved up to Tennessee 

# JOSE MORALES (DH)
600/600/600
3 PA (1 GAME)
2-3 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K


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PITCHERS 

* throws left  

NOTE: PITCHERS ARE SORTED BY INNINGS PITCHED (IP)

JAMES PUGLIESE
2.14 ERA - 0.95 WHIP  
21.0 IP, 12 H, 5 R (5 ER), 8 BB, 20 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 69% strikes, 21/18 GO/FO 
9 GAMES (3 GS)

JOSE ROSARIO
5.14 ERA - 1.52 WHIP
21.0 IP, 20 H, 16 R (12 ER), 12 BB, 14 K, 1 HR, 4 WP, 57% strikes, 25/19 GO/FO 
7 GAMES (3 GS)
DEFENSE: 3 ERRORS
NOTE: Has been moved up to Kane County

PAUL BLACKBURN
4.87 ERA - 1.43 WHIP
20.1 IP, 25 H, 14 R (11 ER), 4 BB, 12 K, 4 HBP, 3 HR, 1 WP, 2 PO, 61% strikes, 27/17 GO/FO
7 GAMES (7 GS)

TYLER BREMER
5.49 ERA - 1.37 WHIP 
19.2 IP, 24 H, 13 R (12 ER), 3 BB, 19 K, 3 HR, 1 GIDP, 1 PO, 65% strikes, 19/16 GO/FO
12 GAMES

TREY LANG
4.82 ERA - 1.66 WHIP 
18.2 IP, 21 H, 10 R (10 ER), 10 BB, 12 K, 1 HBP, 3 WP, 1 GIDP, 1 PO, 56% strikes, 23/14 GO/FO 
7 GAMES (3 GS)
ERRORS: 1 

MIKE HAMANN
2.76 ERA - 1.29 WHIP 
16.1 IP, 16 H, 6 R (5 ER), 5 BB, 14 K, 3 WP, 1 GIDP, 70% strikes, 22/14 GO/FO
11 GAMES
ERRORS: 1

DUANE UNDERWOOD
1.80 ERA - 1.40 WHIP

15.0 IP, 13 H, 3 R (3 ER), 8 BB, 13 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 1 PO, 58% strikes, 17/8 GO/FO
5 GAMES (5 GS)

ERICK LEAL
3.07 ERA - 1.30 WHIP 

14.2 IP, 14 H, 6 R (5 ER), 5 BB, 14 K, 66% strikes, 15/14 GO/FO
6 GAMES (2 GS)
ERRORS: 1

JOSH CONWAY
3.38 ERA - 1.58 WHIP 
13.1 IP, 12 H, 5 R (5 ER), 7 BB, 16 K, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 60% strikes, 14/11 GO/FO 
5 GAMES (5 GS) 
ERRORS: 1  

LOIGER PADRON  
6.17 ERA - 1.97 WHIP  
11.2 IP, 15 H, 10 R (8 ER), 8 BB, 10 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 51% strikes, 13/11 GO/FO 
8 GAMES

CHAD MARTIN
9.00 ERA - 2.27  WHIP
11.0 IP, 23 H, 13 R (11 ER), 2 BB, 11 K, 68% strikes, 7/14 GO/FO 
4 GAMES

CORBIN HOFFNER
18.62 ERA - 3.52 WHIP 
9.2 IP, 23 H, 26 R (20 ER), 11 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP, 2 HR, 2 WP, 58% strikes, 12/10 GO/FO 
8 GAMES   

CARLOS MARTINEZ
1.00 ERA - 1.33 WHIP  
9.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R (1 ER), 6 BB, 3 K, 56% strikes, 18/6 GO/FO  
6 GAMES

DILLION MAPLES
3.12 ERA - 1.50 WHIP

8.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R (3 ER), 6 BB, 11 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 58% strikes, 12/2 GO/FO 
3 GAMES (3 GS) 
NOTE: Has been moved up to Kane County

ETHAN ELIAS
10.13 ERA -  2.38 WHIP
8.0 IP, 16 H, 9 R (9 ER), 3 BB, 8 K, 1 HBP, 2 WP, 1 GIDP, 65% strikes, 8/8 GO/FO
5 GAMES  

JASVIR RAKKAR
14.63 ERA - 2.88  WHIP
8.0 IP, 18 H, 14 R (13 ER), 5 BB, 8 K, 2 WP, 66% strikes, 5/11 GO/FO
3 GAMES

DANIEL ADRIAN
6.14 ERA - 2.32 WHIP 
7.1 IP, 11 H, 6 R (5 ER), 6 BB, 7 K, 2 WP, 1 BALK, 61% strikes, 6/6 GO/FO
5 GAMES

* KYLER BURKE
3.00 ERA - 1.00 WHIP 

6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 65% strikes, 3/8 GO/FO 
2 GAMES (1 GS)
NOTE: Has been moved up to Daytona 

* MATT IANNAZZO
6.00 ERA - 1.50 WHIP 
6.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 9 K, 1 WP, 1 PO, 67% strikes, 4/4 GO/FO 
4 GAMES

RYAN McNEIL
0.00 ERA - 0.67 WHIP
6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 GIDP, 73% strikes, 7/3 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)

GUILLERMO MOSCOSO
0.00 ERA - 0.83 WHIP
6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K, 1 PO, 76% strikes, 6/3 GO/FO
2 GAMES (2 GS)
NOTE: Has been moved up to AAA Iowa

DAYAN DIAZ
3.18 ERA - 1.76 WHIP  

5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R (2 ER), 4 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 2 GIDP, 62% strikes, 8/2 GO/FO 
4 GAMES (1 GS)

DAVID CALES

5.40 ERA - 1.40 WHIP
5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 67% strikes, 3/3 GO/FO
5 GAMES
NOTE: Has been moved up to Daytona 

ALEXANDER SANTANA
0.00 ERA - 0.40 WHIP
5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP, 64% strikes, 2/6 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)

* HUNTER ACKERMAN
7.71 ERA - 1.50 WHIP
4.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 1 BALK, 65% strikes, 6/3 GO/FO 
3 GAMES

* ANTHIONY PRIETO
11.57 ERA - 2.36 WHIP

4.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R (6 ER), 3 BB, 8 K, 1 HBP, 3 WP, 61% strikes, 3/2 GO/FO 
4 GAMES

LARRY SUAREZ
2.25 ERA - 1.50 WHIP
4.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 67% strikes, 3/6 GO/FO
3 GAMES

MATT LOOSEN
4.99 ERA - 0.82 WHIP
3.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 63% strikes, 2/6 GO/FO
1 GAME
NOTE: Has been moved up to AA Tennessee

DAURY TORREZ
6.00 ERA - 1.33 WHIP
3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 71% strikes, 5/2 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)

* HUNTER CERVENKA
0.00 ERA - 0.43 WHIP
2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 61% strikes, 4/3 GO/FO
2 GAMES
NOTE: Has been moved up to Daytona  

* JEFF LORICK
0.00 ERA - 0.50 WHIP
2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 72% strikes, 2/0 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)
NOTE: Has been moved up to Daytona

CARLOS GUTIERREZ
0.00 ERA - 0.60 WHIP
1.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 55% strikes, 2/0 GO/FO
1 GAME

JUAN FRANCISCO
18.00 ERA - 4.00 WHIP
1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 2 WP, 45% strikes, 3/1 GO/FO
1 GAME

* CARLOS RODRIGUEZ
18.00 ERA - 4.00 WHIP
1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 52% strikes, 1/2 GO/FO
1 GAME

Comments

Outstanding effort Phil. Thanks for the updates.

Anybody know the record for errors at Single-A? Javy Baez with 2 more yesterday - now with 19 for the season.....

Not sure if it is a record, but in 1993 at Greenboro Derek Jeter had 56 errors.

I remember a conversation at TCR years ago with reference to Starlin's propensity for errors, and it was brought up that Jeter once committed 59 in A ball. It was a mini-point of discussion because different sources were reporting the number as either 59 or 159, but it was determined to be 59. Edit: I guess it was 56, funny we both thought of the same thing.

IMO: Errors in the minors are just part of development. To some extent, a player already is what he is. The key is to show general improvement (especially in gloving and throwing) across the player's age 18-24 seasons, at which point most guys are probably "finished products" defensively and there is also evidence of the beginning of range decline.

Per the Baseball Cube (http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/profile.asp...), Derek played the part of two seasons in A ball. He had 56 erros in 128 games in 1993, and 9 errors in 11 games in 1992.

as an aside...the worst SS i've ever seen in my life is/was bj upton.

words cannot describe how awful he was...it blows my mind he actually made it to AAA playing the position...and that he wasn't moved earlier in his minor league or AAA career. even when he wasn't making plays that would count as errors he was playing really bad SS.

they gave him an enormous amount of leeway trying to get him to stick at the position.

http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/cubs/post/_/id/170...

It seems unlikely to me that Watkins will be able to keep up his walk totals in the majors, which kind of makes him a non-prospect.

That may be true. But is he any less of a prospect than Darwin Barney was?
Barney: .288/.337/.378 in the minors, 35/45 steals 1724 PA's
Watkins:.281/.372/.389, 88/124 steals, 2205 PA's

That is kind of damming with faint praise. :)

True, but if he's at least decent defensively, and could put up a .270/.350/.390
he'd be worth at least a utility spot.
Come on Soler, Almora and Baez!!!

grant balfour + live TV...what the hell was the MLB Network thinking?

he only let 1 swear fly (not bleeped)...that's about 3-4 times less than i expected.

RIP St Rita alum and great musician

http://www.tmz.com/2013/05/20/ray-manzarek-dead-th...

True.

just when you think the Cubs are starting to look like a major league team, they go and lose 2 of 3 at home to the Mets.

Scott Feldman though looking good as trade bait.

I see Feldman and DeJesus as the most tradeable assets, with Shierholtz somewhere behind them, and the asking price for Garza being more than teams want to give up by a pretty good margin. Garza would still be likely to bring back the best haul, though. I mean, even in a good year, what are you really willing to give up for a Feldman or DeJesus?

In addition to those you mention, I'm sure the Cubs will aggressively market Soriano and Marmol including salary relief. Clearly they will not command the prospects of those you mentioned, although Soriano might if he heats up again. Marmol can hopefully be disposed of for insert fringe prospect here.

As for Shierholtz and Feldman, attempts to extend would not surprise me. Shierholtz and Hairston are a pretty good platoon on paper, and Hairston has been the one to fail on the execution aspect of that plan, not Shierholtz. The closest thing to an OF prospect at either AA or AAA at this point has to be Jae-Hoon Ha, who is not a guy that you clear the depth chart for.

Great update Phil. It is appreciated. Great to see the hitting over the last ten games. Looks like some of these guys are coming around.

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  • AZ Phil, has Nathan showed up in Mesa yet? Thanks.

    Hagsag 6 min 5 sec ago view
  • Eickhoff looks like a good young pitcher. Lets steal him!

    Hagsag 7 min 6 sec ago view
  • Manny Rondon faced 13 batters ... and got 10 to K. Not a bad day's work.

    Eric S 9 hours 48 min ago view
  • With several other Cubs hitters bailing out on curves today I think overall it wasn't being seen well. It for sure looked silly but a good breaking pitch coming at you and then breaking down isn't the easiest thing to see and has made many hitters look silly. Also Soler should have more walks this year but for quite a few called strikes that were actual balls and even the called strike he bailed on was borderline.

    johann 12 hours 46 min ago view
  • it's not like we're talking about a guy who's never had issues with pitch selection and seeing the ball over here. we're talking about a guy who has some rather legendary swing-and-misses at breaking stuff who's been exploited low. going forward it's worth paying attention to seeing if he can be exploited inside, too. he seriously bailed out of the box on a called strike. sure it was a good curve, but he obviously didn't see that well at all.

    crunch 12 hours 58 min ago view
  • It would seem like he is figuring it out now and it's really coming together. Really happy for him. Joe was really protecting him from the 3rd time through the order, but as you allude to, he is earning trust to go deeper.

    Wondering if has potential to become a #3 pitcher? His current stats certainly support it.

    The E-Man 13 hours 7 min ago view
  • That doesn't count b/c CRUNCH didn't see it on his 60" HDTV 5 times in replay.

    I have seen many players "bail out" when the ball looked like it was gonna hit them.

    Especially with the advent of the splitter and pitchers that can really get the ball to dance. Marmol, Sutter, Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling, Derek Lowe, Smoltz, Arrietta...

    These guys have made the best bail out only for the ball to come over the plate and be called a strike.

    No shame in that. The same way players whiff hard enough to cause them to drill a hole in the ground from spinning.

    The E-Man 13 hours 12 min ago view
  • a 60" TV with slow-motion replay and multiple looks on that replay helps...a lot...

    it's one thing to shy away like he did the 2nd time, it's another to bail out of the box on a called strike. that happened in the 1st one he pulled away from. he misjudged that one by a foot or so...

    crunch 13 hours 31 min ago view
  • Good Hendricks sure is fun to watch. He was hitting all his corners today and the Phillies couldn't do anything with his changeup.

    johann 14 hours 7 min ago view
  • Bryant and I believe Zobrist both did that too.

    johann 14 hours 24 min ago view
  • Soler BB acumen and plate awareness is excellent. Not unusual for even the best players to react as if they were about to hit them, "even though they weren't that close" from your vantage point sitting on your deck, or wherever.

    The E-Man 14 hours 26 min ago view
  • soler vs inside breaking balls is scary.

    he's had 2 inside curve balls today where he reacted as if they were about to hit him even though they weren't that close...one he bailed out of the box on, it was a called strike.

    crunch 14 hours 44 min ago view
  • j.urias optioned back to AAA...guess we wont be seeing him in the LAD series.

    crunch 14 hours 51 min ago view
  • so is him actually getting 2 hits in a game (2 doubles!)...first time he's even been on base 2 times in a game since 9 games ago on his 3/4, 1bb day.

    im ready for him to at least look like a 2-slot hitter since he's gonna be slotted there no matter what he does.

    crunch 15 hours 47 min ago view
  • That Heyward move to avoid Bryant's ball hit at him was a thing of beauty too.

    johann 16 hours 5 min ago view
  • 9 pitches in and this game already rules.

    HR, double...bryant's turn (who came out to a Kris Kross song for some horrible, horrible reason).

    ...2 run inning...zoobrest hitting streak at 14.

    crunch 16 hours 9 min ago view