Posted 01 September 2013 - 03:18 AM
Scranton/WB vs Rochester 5:05 PM
SWB: Stoneburner (4-5, 4.65) ROC: Dean (2-2, 2.18)
Reading vs New Britain 5:35 PM
REA: Hollands (3-2, 4.63)NBR: Davies (3-0, 3.20)
Bradenton vs Fort Myers 11:05 AM
Cedar Rapids vs Clinton 2:05 PM
CR: Atherton (8-4, 2.61) CLI: Ewing (1-1, 4.91)
Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:57 PM
The Miracle lefty pitcher Tomshaw did not look sharp, his fastball topped early at 92mph but sat mostly round 86-88 especially after the first three innings and was erratic with his command of his offspeed also. He was very lucky to only give up seven hits and only a couple of hard hit balls, the infield defense looked strong.
Luke Bard made his 2013 FSL appearance and was amazing, he struck out two, sitting at 96 mph much of the time with a nasty slider and challenging the hitters. Adrian Salcedo was hitting 94 regularly with good off speed stuff, he continues to look like a good relief option down the road. It was nice to see the lower half of the lineup work the comeback as well as seeing the club hit MLBer James McDonald well especially Kennys Vargas monster shot. Vargas shows great power potential but his hit tool looks to be average at best. Levi Michael was once again great in the field and showed flashes of the possibility of an average hit tool going 2-2 (double) as well as working 2 walks and 2 sb. His contact is fair at best but shows no power but does show strong fundamentals at the plate and with the leather. He looks like a defensive utility man with OBP skills if he has a MLB future.
Buxton's last official regular season at bat in the Florida State League
Edited by Bob Sacamento, 01 September 2013 - 03:50 PM.
Posted 01 September 2013 - 04:44 PM
I know it was just one outing but he looked good. When I saw him in instructs, he looked bad in limited action. As a reliever, he has the ability to be in the big leagues by next year. My guess is that he goes to the rotation next year and plays it from there.
Good report Bob. Nice to know Bard will probably start at Ft. Myers next season. With his pedigree, nice college career at a big time school, pre-draft ranking etc., I'm guessing we have a fast riser here.