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I'm sure we'll see Austin Warren in the bigs sometime next year.  6th rounder from 2018.  A few too many walks, but he misses a lot of bats and has started off well in AA.  

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Yan had a meh start tonight where he allowed 6h in 4.2ip with 3er, 4bb, and 4k.  

Sometimes I wonder if I put too much emphasis on certain minor league numbers like hits allowed by pitchers.  

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Wil Wilson went 0-2 but with 4bb.  

Emilker Guzman went 5ip with 2h, and 0er.  7k.   Over his last 4 starts, 16ip, 2er, 13h, 19k for the Owlz. He's only 20 and originally signed out of Venezuela.  Don't know much about his stuff but he's on the smaller side at 5'10 and 160 lbs.  

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Why Pinto?  

WHY NOT!

Kid by the name of Jean Pinto went 5ip, 2h, 0er, 1bb, 9k.  In his previous start 5ip, 5h, 0er, 1bb, 8k.  

5'11, 175 lb 18yo Rher from Venezuela.  

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Robinson Pina with another nice run of late.  Tonight he went 5ip, 3h, 0er, 1bb, 9k.  

He's been racking up the k's big time.  Over his last 5 starts, 21.1ip, 15h, 4er, 5bb, 36k.  

He's got 65k over his last 40ip.  He was actually very solid last year as well.  6'4 180lb. RHer from the DR.  So he's got that frame Scout's dream on and he's still only 20 years old.  

here's an old scouting report on him from about a year ago.  

https://2080baseball.com/spotlight/robinson-pina/

my guess is that his velo has picked up some from last year.  

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Marsh was 2-4 tonight and Jones had a 3 run double to go 1-4.  

Jordan Zimmerman has done well after being called up to AA about 25 games ago with a .775 ops which is PFG for that park.  He's a bit long in the tooth as he's 24 and was drafted in the 7th round in 2016.  Playing mostly corner IF.  Probably an org guy but you never know.  

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6 minutes ago, rafibomb said:

https://twitter.com/kyleaglaser/status/1164024772985933824?s=21

A scout brought up Inland Empire (Angels) LHP Connor Higgins to me a few weeks ago. He just came out of the bullpen 94-95 with a dastardly 86-87 mph slider scouts in attendance put a 70 grade on. Struck out all four batters he faced, three swinging

he had a rough few outings in a short span but brilliant on other side of that stretch.  

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Jeremy Beasley made his AAA debut.  He had a rocky 2nd inning but only allowed 3 er over 5ip with 4k.  He probably sees a couple spot starts in the bigs next year and could end up one of those guys with options who can chip in at the back of the rotation here and there while on the shuttle to SLC.  

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Jose Verrier continue to be an intriguing guy with his 10th hr and 10th double at Orem tonight.  Two more k's though give him 76 in 166 ab.  .887 ops on the year with 29 walks as well.  

Stiward Acquino 3.2ip, 4h, 2er, 2bb, 6k.  

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14 hours ago, Dochalo said:

Robinson Pina with another nice run of late.  Tonight he went 5ip, 3h, 0er, 1bb, 9k.  

He's been racking up the k's big time.  Over his last 5 starts, 21.1ip, 15h, 4er, 5bb, 36k.  

He's got 65k over his last 40ip.  He was actually very solid last year as well.  6'4 180lb. RHer from the DR.  So he's got that frame Scout's dream on and he's still only 20 years old.  

here's an old scouting report on him from about a year ago.  

https://2080baseball.com/spotlight/robinson-pina/

my guess is that his velo has picked up some from last year.  

Looks like he has a pretty good sinker?   1.19 GB/FB ratio so far in 2019

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14 hours ago, Dochalo said:

Robinson Pina with another nice run of late.  Tonight he went 5ip, 3h, 0er, 1bb, 9k.  

He's been racking up the k's big time.  Over his last 5 starts, 21.1ip, 15h, 4er, 5bb, 36k.  

He's got 65k over his last 40ip.  He was actually very solid last year as well.  6'4 180lb. RHer from the DR.  So he's got that frame Scout's dream on and he's still only 20 years old.  

here's an old scouting report on him from about a year ago.  

https://2080baseball.com/spotlight/robinson-pina/

my guess is that his velo has picked up some from last year.  

Yup, July/August he has a K/9 rate over 14! 55 in 35 innings, lots of swinging strikes, lots of grounders. He and Ortega have taken quite the step forward. Not quite Soriano/Yan, but right in line with a Luis Madero-type, should see the bigs in some capacity (multi-inning RP?) and slot in around #25-#30 on prospect lists.

12 hours ago, Dochalo said:

Jeremy Beasley made his AAA debut.  He had a rocky 2nd inning but only allowed 3 er over 5ip with 4k.  He probably sees a couple spot starts in the bigs next year and could end up one of those guys with options who can chip in at the back of the rotation here and there while on the shuttle to SLC.  

Mattson was promoted to SLC also - good to see these guys getting a step closer. Also now that they're in SLC/PCL, tracking most stats can seemingly go out the window.

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From the Kiley McDaniel chat today:

James
12:55
Is Jeremiah Jackson a guy that could be moved up to 50 FV? His power output has been insane this year.
 
Kiley McDaniel
12:56
Probably not there yet, since his 50 FV age peers are in Low-A and High-A and he's still in short season
 
12:57
That said, he isn't that far off and we were the high guys on him as an amateur (31st on our board, 57th overall pick) since not many knew he had a bad summer due in large part to an eye issue that was fixed for his insane spring HS performance, but it was against weak competition, so some teams didn't due their full deep dive to find that out.
 
James
12:58
Has Jordyn Adams disappointed this year or is this about what you expected given his two sport background?
 
Kiley McDaniel
12:59
Posting a 112 wRC+ as a 19-year-old in Low-A with almost no high level baseball background is really good. That's 12% better than league average with the bat against a league full of guys that are all older than him, and the bat is the weakest part of his game.
 
 
He's definitely got a good shot to get the bump to 50 FV with those peers I referenced earlier

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1 hour ago, Angelsjunky said:
James
12:58
Has Jordyn Adams disappointed this year or is this about what you expected given his two sport background?
 
Kiley McDaniel
12:59
Posting a 112 wRC+ as a 19-year-old in Low-A with almost no high level baseball background is really good. That's 12% better than league average with the bat against a league full of guys that are all older than him, and the bat is the weakest part of his game.
 
 
He's definitely got a good shot to get the bump to 50 FV with those peers I referenced earlier

I’ll use this as another opportunity to remind everyone that Kevin Maitan is younger than Jordyn Adams (only by a few months, but that’s still something measurable when you’re 19) and while he has far more baseball experience than Adams, should be a nice reminder at how much of a project he remains as well.

Since revamping his swing in mid-July, Maitan is hitting .263/.336/.432/.768 with three doubles, a triple, five home runs, and 9 walks to 31 K in 29 G/131 PA. 

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14 minutes ago, Angelsjunky said:

From the Kiley McDaniel chat today:

James
12:55
Is Jeremiah Jackson a guy that could be moved up to 50 FV? His power output has been insane this year.
 
Kiley McDaniel
12:56
Probably not there yet, since his 50 FV age peers are in Low-A and High-A and he's still in short season
 
12:57
That said, he isn't that far off and we were the high guys on him as an amateur (31st on our board, 57th overall pick) since not many knew he had a bad summer due in large part to an eye issue that was fixed for his insane spring HS performance, but it was against weak competition, so some teams didn't due their full deep dive to find that out.
 
James
12:58
Has Jordyn Adams disappointed this year or is this about what you expected given his two sport background?
 
Kiley McDaniel
12:59
Posting a 112 wRC+ as a 19-year-old in Low-A with almost no high level baseball background is really good. That's 12% better than league average with the bat against a league full of guys that are all older than him, and the bat is the weakest part of his game.
 
 
He's definitely got a good shot to get the bump to 50 FV with those peers I referenced earlier

thanks for posting this. 

Just for people's reference, fangraphs has about 115 players ranked at 50 FV or higher.  

And the comment about Jackson's level is very important.   There is one guy in the top 115 that is currently in rookie ball.  Bobby Witt Jr.  This year's #2 overall pick and straight out of HS.  Again, I think it's important to understand the context of how these guys get ranked.  Age and level are huge factors as far as risk for the ranking entity.   All those high upside HS players and foreign born players that were age 16-18 two years ago are never going to show up in anyone's top 100 unless they are a supreme talent like Adell, top 10 picks or both.  Even the top intl guys don't get ranked in the top 100 until they hit A ball at least.  

Point being is that the real heavy lifting for elevating this farm system started probably 2 or maybe 3 years ago.  Eppler has done a nice job of infusing a few solid or even potential star level players into the upper parts of the system but we won't really know if his methods for signing, drafting and developing is going to work for probably 2 and maybe 3 more years when all those teenagers from 2-3 years ago get to AA or so.  

Because of prior transgressions, then entirety of the lower levels were a wasteland and he essentially had to start over.  

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8 minutes ago, rafibomb said:

Marsh is 2-2 to start the game with a double and a 2 RBI's. His average is up to .294.

Now 3-3 with 3 RBI's. The game is still in the 3rd inning. His average is up to .296.

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