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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Royals - Signed Yarnall, Joseph

Kansas City Royals - Signed P Ed Yarnall and OF Onil Joseph to minor-league contracts.

Yarnall probably should try to go back to Japan where he had some success and probably made better money.  He was actually pretty effective mostly relieving for Omaha in 2006, so there’s a slight chance some major league team will give him a shot at being a LOOGY in an emergency.  Joseph is less interesting, a centerfield organizational player who is like Joey Gathright without the strong points.

2006 ZiPS Projections
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Player       W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA
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Yarnall     3   5 24 13   84   91   49 11 37 58 5.25

 

2007 ZiPS Projections
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Player     AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG
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Joseph     422 46 100 14 3   3 36 19 98   8 .237 .273 .306

 

Dan Szymborski Posted: November 16, 2006 at 06:23 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. bibigon Posted: November 16, 2006 at 07:12 PM (#2239598)
Did Baseball Prospectus really refer to Yarnall as something like a once in a generation pitching prospect or something along those lines back in the day?

What's he throw anyways?
   2. Honkie Kong Posted: November 16, 2006 at 07:15 PM (#2239603)
Braves opted to keep Joseph over Stern on their 40 man roster. Shows what they know.
Think I have mentioned this thing a couple of times since yday, but Royals also signed Matt Wright from the Braves system. He might be the best of the lot and might have immediate impact on the club next year
   3. Raskolnikov Posted: November 16, 2006 at 07:16 PM (#2239606)
Yarnall seems to me to be the case of "what the heck happened?" I suspect that after getting hit hard at AAA, he simply lost confidence. Hope he gets another shot at the majors.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 16, 2006 at 07:19 PM (#2239611)
They also signed P Matt Wright, P Leo Estrella and P Martin Vargas. Wright looks like the most interesting of the three.
   5. HowardMegdal Posted: November 16, 2006 at 07:24 PM (#2239628)
"Did Baseball Prospectus really refer to Yarnall as something like a once in a generation pitching prospect or something along those lines back in the day?"

Apparently he's got a repetoir of mostly broken dreams, but his out pitch is an irrational lament. Oh, and a slider.
   6. HowardMegdal Posted: November 16, 2006 at 07:27 PM (#2239637)
Wow, quoted the wrong text. My response works much better below:

"What's he throw anyways?"
   7. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: November 16, 2006 at 07:42 PM (#2239661)
Ed Yarnall is still alive? For real?

Good for him.
   8. karkface killah Posted: November 19, 2006 at 12:09 AM (#2241268)
Didn't Yarnall get traded for one of Mike Lowell's testicles back in the day?
   9. Raoul Duke Posted: November 20, 2006 at 05:34 AM (#2241988)
HAHAHAHAHA! That's a good one! *wipes eyes* John Halama, a starter. Whoo!
   10. Rear Admiral Piazza Posted: November 22, 2006 at 10:04 PM (#2244334)
Would have assumed that Shields would have be signed alongside Yarnall.

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