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#1 Parker Hageman

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:34 PM

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:42 PM

Woohoo! So exciting. I'm sure they said, "Oh, we'll wait until the All-Star Break". Until he blasts two more home runs in a game. He forced their hand, for sure. So exciting.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:44 PM

Congratualations to Sano! Since there were no comments in the Kris Bryant thread that he was "too big to play third", hopefully that issue won't be raised for Sano.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:48 PM

will give both more time in AA than High A this yr

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 05:26 PM

Woohoo! So exciting. I'm sure they said, "Oh, we'll wait until the All-Star Break". Until he blasts two more home runs in a game. He forced their hand, for sure. So exciting.


They waited until the half of the season was over for Fort Myers (& they clinched a spot in the postseason btw.) A+ All Star break (Now) and not MLB :)

Happy to see these guys in AA. The Rock Cats are going to Reading this month, so I think I will be there more than once. Just hope that Meyer is up and running by then...
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#6 jokin

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 06:38 PM

With Morales moving up as well, might there be "the Buxton move" to A+ announced after tomorrow's FSN=televised game?

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 06:47 PM

With Morales moving up as well, might there be "the Buxton move" to A+ announced after tomorrow's FSN=televised game?



I'd bet money that will be the case. The Twins are doing a lot to promote Buxton's likeness. Would there be any chance that game would be televised if he weren't there? Doubt it.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 06:48 PM

[quote name='jokin']With Morales moving up as well, might there be "the Buxton move" to A+ announced after tomorrow's FSN=televised game?[/QUOTE

When CR clinch or are eliminated from the playoffs they will promote him.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 06:52 PM

[quote name='clutterheart'][quote name='jokin']With Morales moving up as well, might there be "the Buxton move" to A+ announced after tomorrow's FSN=televised game?[/QUOTE

When CR clinch or are eliminated from the playoffs they will promote him.[/QUOTE]

Correct. I think the kernels magic number is 5 with 6 games to play.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 07:13 PM

[quote name='Seth Stohs'][quote name='clutterheart']

Correct. I think the kernels magic number is 5 with 6 games to play.[/QUOTE]

Don't think so. Kernels only 1.5 up with 7 to play.

Either way, there's only a week left in the first half. Why not just promote Buxton after the completion of the half at the All-Star break? What's the difference? It's marginal, in my opinion — would be a game, maybe two games earlier, but then 5 days off before the second half.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 07:33 PM

They must feel pretty good about Rosario at second to move him to AA. A good sign, for sure.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:01 PM

Great news, it makes it possible if any/all of them do very well at AA, they could get a look in spring training for major league jobs.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:11 PM

The Double A boxscore got a whole hell of a lot more interesting.

#14 CwK

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:18 PM

Who is Miguel Sano?

#15 Kwak

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:23 PM

They must feel pretty good about Rosario at second to move him to AA. A good sign, for sure.

Dozier makes that pill easier to swallow.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:25 PM

Who is Miguel Sano?


He's one of us. 31, a Hibbing Community College recruit. All-around good guy.
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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:27 PM

Sure, Miguel Sano pounded a few hits against single-A pitching. I'll give him that.

Now let's get real, the kid doesn't have the plate discipline and killer instinct to make a dent against AA pitchers. He's gonna be facing guys that can spin a curve over the outside corner, or just off it. He's gonna see real changeups, ones with the same arm action as a good fastball.

Can he hit the good stuff? At 20 years old? I have my doubts.

Get your hacks in, Miguel, and study hard at third base. We'll see you in a Twins uniform in a couple years.

#18 jokin

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:34 PM

Sure, Miguel Sano pounded a few hits against single-A pitching. I'll give him that.

Now let's get real, the kid doesn't have the plate discipline and killer instinct to make a dent against AA pitchers. He's gonna be facing guys that can spin a curve over the outside corner, or just off it. He's gonna see real changeups, ones with the same arm action as a good fastball.

Can he hit the good stuff? At 20 years old? I have my doubts.

Get your hacks in, Miguel, and study hard at third base. We'll see you in a Twins uniform in a couple years.


This is satire, right?

He just did ridiculously unprecedented things in a true pitcher's league. In a league which usually is fortunate to have ONE guy OPS over .900 and one or two guys with a SLG over .500, Sano leaves to go to AA with a .1079 OPS line and a .655 SLG---yep, ridiculous numbers.

I think there's a fighting chance he's going to make more than a couple "dents" in Eastern League OF walls and AA pitcher's ERA marks.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:56 PM

Sure, Miguel Sano pounded a few hits against single-A pitching. I'll give him that.

Now let's get real, the kid doesn't have the plate discipline and killer instinct to make a dent against AA pitchers. He's gonna be facing guys that can spin a curve over the outside corner, or just off it. He's gonna see real changeups, ones with the same arm action as a good fastball.

Can he hit the good stuff? At 20 years old? I have my doubts.

Get your hacks in, Miguel, and study hard at third base. We'll see you in a Twins uniform in a couple years.

Until the teams in AA get a good scouting report on him, I don't see why it would be that much different. Once they find a way to get him out, which, is proving extremely difficult, he will have to adjust. Many said it coming into the season, his bat is practically ready. It is pretty hard to perform any better than this kid just has in half a season.
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#20 jokin

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:07 PM

Until the teams in AA get a good scouting report on him, I don't see why it would be that much different. Once they find a way to get him out, which, is proving extremely difficult, he will have to adjust. Many said it coming into the season, his bat is practically ready. It is pretty hard to perform any better than this kid just has in half a season.


Votto
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Lind


These guys were at the top of the hitting charts in this league in recent times and their numbers weren't anywhere even close to what Sano has put up this year.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:13 PM

Don't think so. Kernels only 1.5 up with 7 to play.

Either way, there's only a week left in the first half. Why not just promote Buxton after the completion of the half at the All-Star break? What's the difference? It's marginal, in my opinion — would be a game, maybe two games earlier, but then 5 days off before the second half.


Top two teams qualify for the playoffs - they are 4 games up over the 3rd place team.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:33 PM

The Double A boxscore got a whole hell of a lot more interesting.



I'm Guessing D.Ortiz, D. Santana, and J. Pinto are staying in New Britain as well. That's going to make one powerful Latino Lineup.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:42 PM

Sure, Miguel Sano pounded a few hits against single-A pitching. I'll give him that.

Now let's get real, the kid doesn't have the plate discipline and killer instinct to make a dent against AA pitchers. He's gonna be facing guys that can spin a curve over the outside corner, or just off it. He's gonna see real changeups, ones with the same arm action as a good fastball.

Can he hit the good stuff? At 20 years old? I have my doubts.

Get your hacks in, Miguel, and study hard at third base. We'll see you in a Twins uniform in a couple years.

nope. the fsl is the toughest hitting league around and suppresses offensive numbers significantly. although sano's power is rare enough that it could overcome the league, he'll still be more likely to put up arcade numbers in new Britain - case in point would be arcia from last year.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:51 PM

why did they leave Kennys Vargas in FtM ? The NB 1B are nothing special.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:04 AM

This is satire, right?


Yeah, you got me. Maybe Sano can tape my rant to his locker.

Shhhh... ;-)

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:04 AM

Very good, exciting news. Can't wait to see him them in the majors.
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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:49 AM

Well I can at least say I got to see Sano's last game in FSL and it was a monster of a game for him. He made a spectacular defensive play to end the 8th and the Bradenton rally, where he cut off the throw to the plate from the CFer (who made a horrible throw) but Sano had enough mind to get the guy at second. Right afterwards, he led off the 9th with a homerun to RCF that went at least 400 if not 430 feet, it cleared the Boys and Girls parking lot behind McKenie Field in Bradenton. After the game, he signed for almost a half hour, gave away his bat to a fan and signed it for her. He was extremely happy after the game, so I'm sure someone had told him already that he got the call up.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:10 AM

Well I can at least say I got to see Sano's last game in FSL and it was a monster of a game for him. He made a spectacular defensive play to end the 8th and the Bradenton rally, where he cut off the throw to the plate from the CFer (who made a horrible throw) but Sano had enough mind to get the guy at second. Right afterwards, he led off the 9th with a homerun to RCF that went at least 400 if not 430 feet, it cleared the Boys and Girls parking lot behind McKenie Field in Bradenton. After the game, he signed for almost a half hour, gave away his bat to a fan and signed it for her. He was extremely happy after the game, so I'm sure someone had told him already that he got the call up.


I am sure he did get the news. Happy is an understatement. My wife was the one who got the bat and on the way home, we found out he got promoted. She was actually a little sad because she was looking forward to seeing him play at the allstar game next weekend. Definitely her favorite baseball moment though. As far as Sano's game yesterday, it was phenomenal. He seemed irritated by his first at bat and took it out on Marauders pitching. That second home run echoed in my seat behind the 3b dugout. Never heard one do that before. His play to cut off the throw and get the runner at 2nd was one of the best I've seen in FSL. Reminded me a little of Jeter's famous cutoff/toss to Posada although not at that level. He needed this callup. I don't think the FSL is any challenge to him. If he stayed, it would've hurt him more than helped.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:40 AM

He just did ridiculously unprecedented things in a true pitcher's league. In a league which usually is fortunate to have ONE guy OPS over .900 and one or two guys with a SLG over .500, Sano leaves to go to AA with a .1079 OPS line and a .655 SLG---yep, ridiculous numbers.


Ya, and there's actually been a lot of guys who improve their numbers when moving up to New Britain from the FSL, too (Arcia did so last year). I'm interested to see if Sano can match Stanton's 2010 #'s at AA in what will be roughly the same amount of time.

Scouting Report: Power: 30, Hitting: 50, Arm: 60, Defense: 40, Speed: 40. "Line drive swing and shows good contact and on-base abilities. Double's power at his peak. Strong arm from 2B or the OF, stiff hands. Not a fast runner, but above average instincts on the bases. Skinny body doesn't look the part, but can sneak up on you. ACL surgery sapped much of his athleticism." (Probably)


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:37 AM

why did they leave Kennys Vargas in FtM ? The NB 1B are nothing special.


Ft Myers still needs to field a team until other promotions happen. I think he will be up in a week or two.