Friday, March 30, 2012

Open Thread: Roster Talk

We don't know when affiliate rosters will be announced, but they will be posted as soon as they are received. The final minor league Spring Training games are tomorrow against Baltimore, with the A/A+ squads at home and AA/AAA on the road. Opening day for all four full-season affiliates is Thursday.

The last official roster moves were the releases of OF John Shelby (Montgomery in 2011) on Tuesday and 3B Julio Cedeno (Bowling Green in 2010-11) on Wednesday. Oh, and RHRP Matt Bush has been placed on the restricted list and removed him from the 40-man roster, which is now at 39.

Updates will be added here or in the comments.

UPDATE: Here are the career minor league stats for OF Kyle Hudson, acquired Saturday evening from the Rangers for future considerations. He was drafted by the Orioles in the 4th round in 2008 and signed with the Rangers this January. He also had 28 major league at-bats for the Orioles last September. Note his SB and HR numbers:
Year Age      Team   Level(s)  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2008  21  Aberdeen        A-   37   5   8  1  0  0   5   4  3   8  12 .216 .356 .243 .599
2009  22  Delmarva         A  398  61 113  8  2  0  21  31 16  49  85 .284 .365 .314 .679
2009  22 Frederick        A+   20   4   5  0  0  0   0   3  0   4   6 .250 .400 .250 .650
2009  22 '09 TOTAL      A/A+  418  65 118  8  2  0  21  34 16  53  91 .282 .367 .311 .678
2010  23 Frederick        A+  516  83 134 17  3  0  28  40 15  62 129 .260 .348 .304 .652
2011  24 Frederick        A+   86  12  24  3  0  0   2   8  6  10  16 .279 .354 .314 .668
2011  24     Bowie        AA   91   9  28  3  1  0  10   7  2  10  24 .308 .376 .363 .739
2011  24   Norfolk       AAA  246  39  73  7  1  0  11  26  8  33  55 .297 .382 .333 .715
2011  24 '11 TOTAL AAA/AA/A+  423  60 125 13  2  0  23  41 16  53  95 .296 .375 .336 .711
TOTALS OVER 4 SEASONS        1394 213 385 39  7  0  77 119 50 176 327 .276 .362 .314 .676

33 comments:

  1. Jake Hager to Bowling Green per tweet.

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  2. Very impressive. Tyler Goeddel made Hot Rods too, per a tweet. Not surprised, he was raking when I saw him.

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    1. Was Goeddel hitting for a lot of pop?

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  3. Spann to bowling green didn't happen yet need n the pen what r your thoughts

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  4. What are the predicted BG starters? In no order I would guess Carpenter, Garvin,McEachern, Bellati, Markel,and Rivero Maybe?

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  5. I heard Floethe Belatti Carpenter Markel and Rivero is the rotation! Garvin is in Port Charlotte!

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  6. Jeff Malm, Ryan Brett, Matt Rice, Juniel Querecuto- all going to Bowling Green. Anyone know about Sale and Leonardo Reginatto? Also, Austin Hubbbard, along with Jason McEachern will, again, be going to Bowling Green. Riccio Torrez and Grayson Garvin are jumping all the way up to Port Charlotte. Where is the pitcher named Rivero from?

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    1. What about lyerly? Anyone heard about where he is going? I though he might go to bg but haven't heard anyone say that?

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    2. Torrez was very impressive, not spectacular but solid at the plate and at 3B, so his jump to Charlotte doesn't surprise me.

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  7. BG rotation is Markel, Carpenter, Rivero, Gomez and Floethe. Pen includes Bellatti, MacEachern, Shull, Partridge, CC, and Woodall.

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  8. Murrill and scelfo were released this morning,

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    1. That is surprising. Scelfo was protected over the winter and was a versatile player. Although Merrill was hurt he did show promise. I would be surprised if both guys aren't picked up quickly.

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  9. Lyerly is, unfortunately for him, is staying at Extended.

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    1. What? He is almost 24 they aren't going to even give him a chance a full season? Wow surprised he didn't just get released. It looked to me like he had a good year last year in hv. That's interesting.

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  10. Murrill released???Shocked, and what lousy timing- the day before they were to leave Port Charlotte. What is TB thinking???

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  11. Yea I like murrill I am surprised as well.

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  12. Any other releases?

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  13. It looks like TB's putting an awful lot of stock into their top 2010 and 2011's draft picks. I wonder how many of these young players will really pan out. I've never seen so much "level skipping." as this season. What happened to walking through the ranks? Players even skiping short season altogether. Result? Releasing players like Murrill, Church, Cedeno etc.Tough to understand.

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  14. Looks like another lean year in Hudson Valley. :(

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  15. I was thinking the same thing...here we go again. :(

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  16. where did stayton thomas end up

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  17. where did stayton thomas go

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  18. Vettleson HR, Glaesman 3B, Seitzer 2B in the first, but they couldn't get the cycle..

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  19. Kubiak released too

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  20. Roger Mooney (Tampa Tribune) reporting that Jesus Feliciano and Will Rhymes have been reassigned to minor league camp. Salazar last man standing.

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    1. I think Wrigley will stick with the AAA group. That means at least one more release (can't see anyone in the AAA group as listed in the Depth Chart going to Montgomery).

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  21. Murrill may be the most shocking release of the spring! I mean wow! A kid like that who plays that hard and has that much speed, it's just a shame! I hope someone picks him up, he deserves so much better! And also to release him the last day of spring so other teams can't pick him up! Hmm just shake my head at that one.

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  22. Rays have acquired OF Kyle Hudson from the Rangers. He was a 4th round pick of Baltimore in 2008, signed by Rangers this January. Had a September callup last year with Orioles. I put him at AAA. In four professional years he's stolen 119 bases in the minors, with 40 or more the last 2 years, but he's never hit a HR. Yet another lefty bat for Durham's OF.

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    1. Forgot to add, to see his career stats click on his name on the depth chart.

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  23. Doug - according to Stacy Long (quoting Rays' Assistant Farm Director Chaim Bloom) the AAA and AA roster limits have each been expanded to 25 players. Just wanted to let you know so you can update the Depth Chart data.

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  24. Stacy Long has posted the rosters at his Biscuits Crumbs blog.

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