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   1. Darren Posted: June 21, 2007 at 03:25 AM (#2411654)
Buchholz pitched well tonight and Lester was mediocre. Two more hits for Lowrie who looks like a legit ML SS.
   2. JB H Posted: June 21, 2007 at 04:13 AM (#2411677)
Pedro Perez had a great start for the GCL Sox, although an opening day GCL lineup is typically pretty terrible. I've never heard of him before, anyone have anything?
   3. Xander Posted: June 21, 2007 at 04:41 AM (#2411693)
Eh, we'll wait on him a little. That GCL Orioles lineup was truly horrendous.

The real pitcher to watch out for there is Anthony Alvarado, who is the youngest player in the GCL. He was actually headed for the DSL, but impressed so much in spring training that they kept him in the states.
   4. Xander Posted: June 21, 2007 at 04:47 AM (#2411698)
Here are Buchholz's numbers YTD vs. Beckett when he was in double-A:

Buchholz: 74 IP, 49 hits, 18 BB/100 K, 1.82 ERA
Beckett: 74.1 IP, 50 hits, 19 BB/102 K, 1.82 ERA

Scary.
   5. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: June 21, 2007 at 12:42 PM (#2411817)
Why was Mills coming out of the bullpen? Was it just because the rosters are short? I assumed he'd be in the rotation at Lowell, and this looks like a significant demotion on the face of it. Well, hopefully he can pitch his way out of it.
The real pitcher to watch out for there is Anthony Alvarado, who is the youngest player in the GCL. He was actually headed for the DSL, but impressed so much in spring training that they kept him in the states.
Exciting! I love little tidbits like that.
   6. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: June 21, 2007 at 12:45 PM (#2411819)
My wife, son and I will see the Great Falls White Sox in July during a visit to MT. It'll be our first Short Season league game ever.
   7. Marc Sully's not booin'. He's Youkin'. Posted: June 21, 2007 at 12:59 PM (#2411831)
Mills has already pitched 140+ innings this season. He will be pitching in 2 inning intervals just about all season according to my peeps...
   8. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: June 21, 2007 at 01:23 PM (#2411850)
I bought tickets to see the Tri-City ValleyCats on July 4th and 5th. I think I'm going to go alone, with a scorebook, a beer, and a hotdog, and just bask in Americana. Minor League baseball is relaxing, that way.
   9. Dave Cyprian Posted: June 21, 2007 at 05:32 PM (#2412095)
I live in a NY-Penn League town (Burlington, VT). Lowell is coming to town next weekend. Anyone else that could be called a prospect besides CC Caleb Clay?
   10. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: June 21, 2007 at 05:40 PM (#2412106)
Well, there's Adam Mills, who's exactly as good as Mike Mussina.

Some of the guys could become prospects - Weeden and Kalish were pretty highly rated out of HS last year. CFO had good numbers in the VSL and GCL, but he's getting old for short-season.
   11. Xander Posted: June 21, 2007 at 05:42 PM (#2412109)
Ryan Kalish (CF)
Ty Weeden (C)
Yamaico Navarro (SS)
   12. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: June 21, 2007 at 05:43 PM (#2412110)
I have no idea who Yamaico Navarro is, but he's 19, he plays SS and hit pretty good in the DSL last year. That the Red Sox jumped him straight from the Dominican over the GCL at 19 suggests they like him. Any of the people who actually know anything know anything about Nacarro?
   13. Xander Posted: June 21, 2007 at 05:53 PM (#2412131)
Not much to know about him right now other than he's considered a decent SS with some pop in his bat.
   14. Marc Sully's not booin'. He's Youkin'. Posted: June 21, 2007 at 05:56 PM (#2412135)
Well, there's Adam Mills, who's exactly as good as Mike Mussina.

I don't know how good he will be but he is an awesome kid. I got to interview him for a profile I did on him over at Baseball Analysts.
   15. Xander Posted: June 21, 2007 at 06:04 PM (#2412145)
He's going to eat the short-season leagues alive.
   16. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: June 21, 2007 at 07:08 PM (#2412243)
I bought tickets to see the Tri-City ValleyCats on July 4th and 5th. I think I'm going to go alone, with a scorebook, a beer, and a hotdog, and just bask in Americana. Minor League baseball is relaxing, that way.

It's too bad that the times I'm not in that area are the times they're playing baseball.
   17. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: June 21, 2007 at 07:54 PM (#2412301)
Thanks for the DVD link kevin, that sounds wonderful.
Too bad the Tigers haven't done something similar for the following season.
   18. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: June 21, 2007 at 10:00 PM (#2412479)
I believe it ended for us with Dick McAuliffe grounding into his only DP of the season.
   19. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: June 28, 2007 at 02:55 AM (#2420740)
Fun little hot starts in the GCL, looking at 30-35 PA...

Oscar Tejeda, 346/485/610, 17-year-old SS bonus baby
Mitch Dening, 370/433/519, 18-year-old Aussie OF, don't know anything about him

Tejeda in particular has a gorgeous statline, with power, patience, contact ability, youth, and up-the-middle position. It's way too early to say anything, and I admit to some fear of jinxing, but baseball's been annoying, and it's been fun to follow the minor leaguers who have been doing well.
   20. JB H Posted: June 28, 2007 at 07:07 AM (#2420805)
Was gonna post about Tejada. Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself, but he looks like he'll be the next Sox prospect to get Hanley Ramirez/Tony Blanco GCL superhype. Just the fact that he's been batting third since opening day in what looks like a pretty decent GCL lineup as a 17 year old SS says a lot.
   21. Xander Posted: June 28, 2007 at 07:11 AM (#2420807)
That GCL and Greenville team portend a very fun double-A and triple-A future in a couple years.

Some Greenville notes:

Reddick: .339/.385/.548, 9/10 BB/K ratio. The kid is a monster.

King Engel: .310/.385/.443
BB/K by month:
April: 2/16
May: 9/16
June: 10/7

Laaaarrrrsss: OPS by month
April: .868
May: .914
June: .971

He's going to be a scary-good hitter.

The Sox have a dumb amount of outfield prospects in the low minors: Engel, Place, Reddick, Kalish, CFO, Beltre, Lin, Sumoza, Dening.
   22. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: June 28, 2007 at 08:52 AM (#2420815)
Coorey, this is specifically directed at you. If you want a real treat for yourself, then you just have to get this.


Thanks, kevin.

It's in the basket!!!
   23. Darren Posted: June 29, 2007 at 02:22 AM (#2421737)
I just watched Moss in the Pawtucket game. The ball really seems to jump off his bat. Also, Breslow is just dominating down there--what will it take to bring him up?

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