First, thanks to Kurt for the promotion and the intro thread. Today I'm going to include something below the jump about some of the things I want to do as Minor League Editor so everyone knows what's coming. But for now- box scores!
Ruddy Lugo proved why he's a mediocre pitcher today, letting up 7 runs (6 earned), walking 2 and fanning 4 while giving up 3 home runs. He was pulled after 4. Robbie Weinhardt didn't help stop the bleeding, surrendering 2 runs himself while striking out 3 and walking 1. Will Rhymes hit a triple (1-3 on the night) and Alli's favorite prospect-crush Casper Wells went 2 for 3 with a home run, a walk and a strikeout.
So apparently Andy Oliver read my predictions and decided he'd have none of that. 3 strikeouts and 2 walks in 6 innings, but he only gave up 1 run off of 3 hits. It's still unsustainable. Cale Iorg struck out once but went 2-3 (!) with a home run (!!!), and a walk (!!!!!!!!)
Strong pitching by Luke Putkonen (6.1 IP, 2H, 1ER, 6 K, 1BB), Matt Hoffman (1.2 IP, 1H, 1BB, 2K) and Lester Oliveros (1 IP, 1ER, 1H, 3K) won the game. Only 3 players had 2 hit nights- Gustavo Nunez, Rawley Bishop and Alden Carrithers (who had a double for the only extra base hit).
Trevor Feeney gave up 5 earned runs on 12 hits in 6.1 innings but struck out 6 while only walking 1. Jamie Johnson went 2-5 with 2 doubles. Wade Gaynor went 2-4 with a double, a strikeout and a walk.
Fun stuff below the jump!
Right, so I owe you guys 4 more depth charts, and you'll find left-handed-starting pitchers somewhere on Monday night or Tuesday, and right handed starting pitchers either by Friday or early next week. I'm splitting up relievers into high-minors and low-minors since there actually aren't enough lefty relief prospects for them to merit their own chart (shocker, I know) and those'll come in fairly short order too.
After that, I'm going to do methodology posts- explaining what I look for when it comes to scouting and stats and what's important. Think of it as Prospecting for Dummies.
Later on, expect a bunch of in-depth player reviews, encompassing player history, statistical and scouting outlooks and overall progression. Look for Brent Dlugach (I really want to do this one- he may be ready by the next Tiger off-day if not sooner), Casey Crosby (<3), Casper Wells (request from Ali) and Jacob Turner (also <3) early. I may want some help doing some fun stuff (I have a few things in mind) so I may ask for guest posters to help out on some things.
Draft coverage will also be forthcoming- probably mid-May since not only do I leave school but the players leave their teams. That means more results and a (somewhat) clearer draft board. I'm looking forward to signing up BYB for at least the John Sickles Mock Draft, and if Andy Seiler has one at MLB Bonus Baby, we'll take that one too.
Altogether, I expect that this should be a fun little ride. That probably means it'll be a stressful, heart-attack inducing Rodneycoaster of a trip. I look forward to you joining me!