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#21 goulik

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 06:03 AM

Keep up the good work DAM DC. If you get Seth's attention, maybe that will also get TRs attention.
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#22 DAM DC Twins Fans

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 09:48 AM

Thanks Goulik.I am trying to get everybody's attention.I am afraid Brett will not be protected in Rule V draft and be picked up.


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 11:28 PM

Brett Lee Update 19

 

Well, Brett followed up possibly his best start in the 2 seasons he has been my AAP with possibly his worst one.I can not find one positive thing to report.Just hope this was a blip.Brett struggled thru 3 innings, giving up 5 runs (all earned), 8 hits (2 doubles--OK a positive note--NO TRIPLES or HOMERS given up this season)He walked 3, struck out 1 and hit a batter.He even managed not to get his usual more ground outs than flies.(5 fly, 3 go).

 

For the second half.Brett has pitched 47.2 IP, giving up 15 runs (12 earned), 46 hits, walked 19, got 24 Ks, 70 grounders to 25 flies.His ratios (assuming as always my math is good)K/9 is 4.53;K/BB is 1.26, ground to fly is 2.80and his WHIP is 1.36.All of these took a hit tonight (or last night actually). 

 

For the year Brett still owns an impressive record of 9-4 with an ERA of 2.31.


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:20 PM

Brett Lee Update 20

 

We are getting towards the end of the season and the time of year decisions have to be made.Discussion of the winter changes to the 40 man roster has already begun onTwins Daily.Brett has to be added or he will be exposed to the Rule V draft.Tonight, he made his case.He pitched his 10th quality start of 2014.He went 7 innings giving up 2 runs (both earned).He "scattered" 11 hits (all singles outside of 1 double). He walked 1 and picked up 3Ks.He showed once again he is a ground ball pitcher (1 fly out).

 

For the second half of 2014, Brett has pitched 54.2 IP, giving up 17 runs (14 earned), 47 hits, 20 BB and getting 27Ks 29 fly outs and 82 ground outs.His K/9 4.5; k/bb 1.35; ground to fly 2.83 and his WHIP is 1.226.

 

All of the above numbers assume my math is correct as is my typing.TD is being really obstinate right now.

 

For the year, Brett is 10-4 with an ERA of 2.32.He has still not given up a triple or tater in all of 2014!!Brett should definitely be moving up on Seth's (and other) prospect lists and deserves 40 man roster consideration.I look forward to him starting at New Britain in 2015.


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 09:41 PM

Brett Lee Update 21

Brett may (or may not) have made his last 2014 regular season start. On his current schedule, Brett is due to pitch Sunday (last game) but I suspect he may be held back for playoffs. Brett continued his recent up and down trend. Tonight was down. He went 4.2 IP and took the loss. He gave up 6 hits, 3 runs (all earned, walked 4, struck out 1 and hit a batter. Not good.

For the second half of 2014, Brett has gone 59.1 IP, giving up 20 runs (17 earned), 53 hits, issued 24 BB and collected 28 punch outs. He has gotten 33 fly ball outs and 88 ground outs. All of his ratios have taken a hit. Ground to fly is 2.67, k/9 is 4.26, k/bb is 1.167, and WHIP 1.298. All ratios assume that both my math and typing are correct. I have trouble lately on Twins Daily posting--does anybody els???

For 2014 Brett is 10-5 with an ERA of 2.48. A solid season worthy of promotion to New Britain in 2015. He has still not given up a three bagger or tater in 2014,

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:14 PM

Brett Lee Update 22

Continuing my tradition of posting every start...Brett made (presumably) his last start of 2014 tonight. It was basically a bullpen session to get ready for the FSL playoffs. Brett went 1 inning--the rest of his line was 0. (nada hits, runs, bb or k). He faced 3 batters--2 grounded out, one flied out. That's it.

Given that, I am not updating ratios, etc. Unless he makes another start--Brett will finish 2014 with a record of 10-5 with an ERA of 2.46 and not giving up a triple or home run.

I will post here after his (expected) playoff start. After the post-season is over, I will wrap up the year.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 11:05 PM

Brett Lee Update 23

For the second year in a row, Brett started the first playoff game of the Twins minor league affiliate he is pitching for. For the second year in a row, it didn't go well. Reading the story and box score and log on MILB.com, it appears to have been one of the most bizarre games ever...it had a little bit of everything including a rain delay of almost an hour.

Brett played a small role. He didn't make it thru the second inning. His line is almost as bizarre as the game. Brett pitched 1.2 innings, giving up 7 runs on 4 hits and a walk. He did strike out 2. The Miracle defense committed 3 errors behind him making NONE of the runs earned. (Goodrum had two errors.) Brett escaped the loss when the Miracle rallied to win the game.

Brett has still not given up a triple or HR in 2014. The box score shows 5 ground outs to only 1 fly. That equals six outs--so something is wrong--he only got 5.

I don't count post-season stats as part of the regular season--so not adding to his ratios.

Brett didn't help his cause to be added to the 40 man roster this winter--he could be exposed to the rule V draft. I don't think he hurt it much either.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 01:30 AM

I have enjoyed your Brett Lee updates.I noticed last year that Lee was a lefty and a true pitcher so I started to follow him. You are right. The Twins should keep him, but I am afraid he will be exposed to the Rule 5 draft.I doubt, however that anyone will choose him, because he does not appear to be suitable as a Major League relief pitcher.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 09:53 AM

The Astros might, if recent form holds - haven't they claimed two of our guys on waivers in the past 6 months?They could easily assign a garbage-time bullpen slot to one young pitcher they think will be good in a few years.The lack of strikeouts might turn their scouts off of Lee as the target specifically, though.

How much easier it is to be critical than correct. -- Benjamin Disraeli


#30 DAM DC Twins Fans

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 09:59 AM

Brett is a southpaw. It seems that southpaws get picked in the Rule V draft more than others--teams figure they can stash one in the bullpen for a year and bring them on for a batter or two and the following year send them to AAA. Brett had more Ks last year and is a definite Ground ball pitcher. I wouldn't be surprised to see somebody take a flyer on him in the Rule V draft.

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 09:31 PM

Brett Lee Update 24

As the Miracle radio announcer said when Brett came off the mound, Brett didn't have his best stuff tonight. Far from it. In his last 2014 appearance (unless Daytona wins two games and Brett is in the pen for game 5), Brett went 5.2 innings giving up 5 runs (all earned), 8 hits and 4 BB. He struck out one, got 12 on ground outs and 1 via the fly. Brett also continued to bring rain--game was delayed at the start for over an hour. He will not get the decision--score was tied when Dougie Baseball went out to pull him.

Brett continued his mediocre post-season record in contrast to his good regular season record. Even with that he finished 2014 without giving up a triple or home run in 115 innings pitched. I will post a career summary after the Miracle finish.

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 01:53 PM

Brett Lee Wrap for 2014

Brett was drafted by the Twin in 2011 as a 10th rounder. Signed too late to play in GCL. Not a big prospect then.

In 2012, Brett spent the season in ETown. He was both a starter and reliever. His stats--43.2IP, 39Hits, 12BB, 48Ks. (with a 2.68 ERA and 1.17WHIP). Good numbers not top prospect numbers but intriguing enough for me to pick him as my AAP.

In 2013, Brett spent the whole season as a starter on a good Cedar Rapids team. He was arguably the ace of the staff in the second half when he threw 2 complete games. First half stats 4-4 with a 4.44 ERA (bizarre). He pitched 58.2IP giving up 68 hits, 18BB, and getting 44Ks. (1.47 WHIP) Second half, Brett looked like a top 5 prospect. (4-0 with an ERA of 1.41). 57.1 IP 42hits, 8BB, 45K (0.87 WHIP).

In 2014, Brett spent the whole season as a starter on the FSL champion Ft. Myers Miracle. First half stats 46.1 innings pitched. 48 hits, 9 walks, 22 punch outs. (1.22 WHIP). Second half 60.1 IP, 53 hits 24BB, 28K (1.28 WHIP). In the first half Brett went 5-1 with an ERA of 2.61; second half 5-4 with an ERA of 2.35. Note worthy to me (at least) Brett in 107 innings didn't give up a triple or HR in 2014.

So where does Brett stand on the Twins pitcher prospect list. Three or four years ago he would have been top 5. Twins system is deeper now, much deeper. My top 7 pitching prospects--Berrios, Meyer, May, Stewart, Wheeler, Duffey and Rogers are above Brett IMHO. There is another group (Hu, Gonsalves, etc.) that I believe Brett fits in with--maybe top 10, maybe not. I still believe Brett can be up in 2016 and be a back of rotation guy. Next year in New Britain will be key. His K rate went down this year. Will it go back up in 2015?? For the whole time Brett has been in the Twins organization, his ground ball rate has been outstanding, that must continue next year.

Brett will be available in the Rule V draft if he is not added to the 40 man roster this offseason. There are a bunch of guys in this position (12-15) including many of the Miracle players. Is Brett ready for the show?? No. Could he be picked in the draft and hidden in some teams pen for 2015?? Yes, he could be a viable lefty option out of the pen if used strategically (starting with no pressure games). Will it happen?? We will have to wait and see.

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 02:01 PM

A small rant

I know this is not the right forum...

I hope to keep Brett as my AAP in 2015. Three obstacles. The first, he isn't a Twin--either goes in draft or is packaged in a trade with other prospects for a (whatever) top player the Twins can get (like Nats got Gio a couple of years ago).

Second, Seth may have a rule against keeping AAPs for more than 2 years.

Third, Twins Daily itself. Since the latest version has been on-line, I have found that posting is hard. Sometimes (like right now) its fine. Most of the time, not so much. I wait for letters to show up on the screen for what seems like forever (probably 30-50 seconds) and have to back space and retype. I have definitely cut down on my postings. I thought I would be way over 500 by now--but I am not. If it doesn't get better, I wont have an AAP next year. I will still limit posting comments, but not reading articles.

Off the soap box.

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 07:07 AM

Third, Twins Daily itself. Since the latest version has been on-line, I have found that posting is hard. Sometimes (like right now) its fine. Most of the time, not so much. I wait for letters to show up on the screen for what seems like forever (probably 30-50 seconds) and have to back space and retype. I have definitely cut down on my postings. I thought I would be way over 500 by now--but I am not. If it doesn't get better, I wont have an AAP next year. I will still limit posting comments, but not reading articles.

I assume you're in DC so you're not terribly far from the server (Texas).

 

What browser are you using? Most users are in MN - approximately the same distance from the server as you are in DC - and the site loads in less than a second for me 95%+ of the time.


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 12:03 PM

I assume you're in DC so you're not terribly far from the server (Texas).
 
What browser are you using? Most users are in MN - approximately the same distance from the server as you are in DC - and the site loads in less than a second for me 95%+ of the time.


I am actually 10 miles north of DC. I use internet explorer (on a 5 year-old laptop) but latest IE version (I think). Loading isn't the problem its loading my typing on comments like this--though today has been fine. I think DC is further from Texas than Minn. but I may be wrong.

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 12:07 PM

I think DC is further from Texas than Minn. but I may be wrong.

Not enough to matter for website usage.

 

PM me if you see the problem spring up again. Also, be sure to verify which version of IE you're using if the problem arises.

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