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   1. bigboy1234 Posted: November 03, 2009 at 02:43 AM (#3375306)
A few notable performances from prospects:

Wilson Ramos, Twins, catcher, VWL, has been the best hitter in the league and just turned 22 a couple months ago.
http://mlb.mlb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=C&sid=l135&t=p_pbp&pid=467092

Josh Thole, Mets, catcher, VWL, 1.057 OPS so far with a 11/5 BB/K in 64 AB.
http://mlb.mlb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=C&sid=l135&t=p_pbp&pid=489365

Roman Pena, Indians, outfielder, LMP, striking out a lot, but is showing good power
http://mlb.mlb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=CF&sid=l132&t=p_pbp&pid=489201

Sam Deduno, Astros, pitcher, VWL, his first outing, all seven of his outs came via the strikeout, although he allowed 2 runs. 14/2 K/BB in 7.1 IP 6.00 GO/AO so far,
http://mlb.mlb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=l131&t=p_pbp&pid=465679

Jordan Norberto, pitcher, VWL, soon to be 23 year old has a 8/0 K/BB in 4.1 IP although has allowed 6 hits. During the season struckout 89 in 68 innings.
http://mlb.mlb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=l131&t=p_pbp&pid=467099
   2. steagles Posted: November 03, 2009 at 03:03 AM (#3375347)
any thoughts on tanner scheppers?
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 03, 2009 at 03:04 AM (#3375349)
What's the ETA on Thole? I don't really see anyone blocking him at the MLB level. Could he win the job?
   4. Freeballin' (Tales of Met Power) Posted: November 03, 2009 at 03:12 AM (#3375372)
They don't think he can play the position enough yet. He'll probably start at AAA.
   5. WillYoung Posted: November 03, 2009 at 04:12 AM (#3375494)
Thank goodness the Twins will finally have a catcher who can hit.
   6. puck Posted: November 03, 2009 at 04:55 AM (#3375622)
What's the story with Grant Desme? Jack Cust w/speed? Pretty good AFL season so far.
   7. berselius Posted: November 03, 2009 at 02:39 PM (#3376005)
The Twins have a catcher? I had no idea
   8. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: November 03, 2009 at 02:52 PM (#3376015)
What's the story with Grant Desme? Jack Cust w/speed? Pretty good AFL season so far.

Pretty good? Doesn't he have something like 30 HR's in 18 at bats?
   9. zonk Posted: November 03, 2009 at 02:54 PM (#3376017)
Why Cubs brass continues to be the only group of people on earth that thinks BPJ's future lies in the rotation is beyond me.

I'm glad he's having a nice winter, but his repertoire is that of a reliever. Plus, "5th starter Jesus" can't hold a candle to "Bullpen Jesus".
   10. Mike Emeigh Posted: November 03, 2009 at 10:48 PM (#3376671)
What's the story with Grant Desme? Jack Cust w/speed?


I've seen that reference in several places, and it's probably more appropriate to say "Jack Cust who isn't as slow as a slug". Desme's more of a smart baserunner than a speed burner (although he's good enough to handle CF now and again without embarrassing himself); the SB total was a bit of an aberration. The K rates improved when he went from Kane County to Stockton - but then again, so did the hitting environment. Desme's going to be 24 next season, and I think he's going to have to deal with his contact issues pretty quickly if he's going to be anything other than the next Cust.

-- MWE
   11. JJ1986 Posted: November 09, 2009 at 04:52 PM (#3382910)
Is the list of minor league free agents out yet? Usually it comes about a week after the World Series ends.

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