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Monday, May 27, 2019

Giants must alter evaluation approach due to changes in minor leagues | NBCS Bay Area

The league has always been offense-crazy, but this season has seen new levels of production. The PCL started using MLB balls and lineups have taken off in a league where altitude was already an issue for pitchers. Teams are averaging 5.62 runs per game and an OPS of .816, and the league-wide ERA is 5.29.

“It’s a little bit like playing in Coors Field everywhere you go,” Suarez said.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 27, 2019 at 08:33 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: giants, juiced baseballs, minor leagues

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   1. Walt Davis Posted: May 28, 2019 at 12:37 AM (#5846050)
Hey, Farhan, this kid has hit 25 HRs already.

I keep telling you, you've got to put that into context. There's no way that kid can outhit Steven Duggar!

I kid, I kid but Mike Gerber is hitting 342/404/658, Zach Green 321/424/702 and Austin Slater 317/451/583 -- how much damage could they really do to the Giants' 76 OPS+?

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