Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Looking Back At The Rays 2011 Draft

Taylor Guerrieri
With the lull in minor league games it's a good time to look back at last year's draft. The Rays selected 60 players over 50 rounds, signed 42 of those picks, and have 31 players left in the system a year later.

Of the 31 remaining players, 5 have reached high-A Charlotte, 10 are in low-A Bowling Green, 3 are with short-season A Hudson Valley, 9 are in advanced-rookie Princeton, and 4 are with the rookie league GCL Rays.

Some signed late and didn't play last year and others have battled injuries, but most have had just about a full season of professional experience at this point. Here are how the players still in the organization have done statistically:

1/24 - RHSP Taylor Guerrieri ($1,600,000 signing bonus) - Hudson Valley Renegades
Year   Age          Team W L  ERA G GS   IP H ER HR BB SO  WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9
2012    19 Hudson Valley 0 1 0.69 3  3 13.0 8  1  0  1 14 0.692 5.5  0.0  0.7  9.7
1/31 - OF Mikie Mahtook ($1,150,000) - Charlotte Stone Crabs
Year   Age      Team  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2012    22 Charlotte 303 38 89 14  6  4  35 17  5 25 64 .294 .355 .419 .774
1/32 - SS Jake Hager ($963,000) - Bowling Green Hot Rods
Year   Age         Teams  AB  R   H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2011    18     Princeton 193 29  52 11  1  4  17  5  7  9 26 .269 .305 .399 .704
2012    19 Bowling Green 265 33  74 17  1  4  40  5  6 20 32 .279 .331 .396 .727
2 Seasons                458 62 126 28  2  8  57 10 13 29 58 .275 .320 .397 .718
1s/38 - SS Brandon Martin ($860,000) - Princeton Rays
Year   Age     Teams  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2011    17  GCL Rays  47 10 12  1  0  1   3  5  3  7 12 .255 .386 .340 .726
2012    18 Princeton  75 15 20  4  3  2  12  5  0  7 12 .267 .329 .480 .809
2 Seasons            122 25 32  5  3  3  15 10  3 14 24 .262 .353 .426 .779
1s/41 - 3B Tyler Goeddel ($1,500,000) - Bowling Green Hot Rods
Year   Age          Team  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2012    19 Bowling Green 227 38 56 13  1  6  30 20  3 26 68 .247 .333 .392 .725
1s/42 - RHSP Jeff Ames ($650,000) - Hudson Valley Renegades
Year   Age         Teams W L  ERA  G GS   IP  H ER HR BB SO  WHIP  H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9
2011    20     Princeton 4 2 7.12 11  5 30.1 40 24  4  7 39 1.549 11.9  1.2  2.1 11.6
2012    21 Hudson Valley 2 0 1.12  5  5 24.0 16  3  0  7 23 0.958  6.0  0.0  2.6  8.6
2 Seasons                6 2 4.47 16 10 54.1 56 27  4 14 62 1.288  9.3  0.7  2.3 10.3
1s/52 - LHSP Blake Snell ($684,000) - Princeton Rays
Year   Age     Teams W L  ERA  G GS   IP  H ER HR BB SO  WHIP  H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9
2011    18  GCL Rays 1 2 3.08 11  8 26.1 30  9  0 11 26 1.557 10.3  0.0  3.8  8.9
2012    19 Princeton 3 0 0.40  5  5 22.2 10  1  0  8 26 0.794  4.0  0.0  3.2 10.3
2 Seasons            4 2 1.84 16 13 49.0 40 10  0 19 52 1.204  7.3  0.0  3.5  9.6
1s/56 - OF Kes Carter ($625,000) - Bowling Green Hot Rods disabled list
Year   Age         Teams AB R  H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2011    21 Hudson Valley 13 2  3  0  0  0   1  0  0  2  1 .231 .333 .231 .564
2012    22 Bowling Green 27 3  9  1  2  0   3  2  1  2  7 .333 .379 .519 .898
2 Seasons                40 5 12  1  2  0   4  2  1  4  8 .300 .364 .425 .789
1s/59 - LHSP Grayson Garvin ($370,000) - Charlotte Stone Crabs disabled list
Year   Age      Team W L  ERA  G GS   IP  H ER HR BB SO  WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9
2012    22 Charlotte 2 4 5.05 11 10 46.1 45 26  0 19 37 1.381 8.7  0.0  3.7  7.2
1s/60 - OF James Harris, Jr. ($490,000) - Princeton Rays
Year   Age     Teams  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2011    17  GCL Rays 158 17 26  6  0  0   8 13  4 13 39 .165 .257 .203 .460
2012    18 Princeton  60  8 10  2  0  1   7  3  3  7 16 .167 .265 .250 .515
2 Seasons            218 25 36  8  0  1  15 16  7 20 55 .165 .259 .216 .475
2/75 - OF Granden Goetzman ($490,000) - Princeton Rays
Year   Age     Teams  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2011    18  GCL Rays  75  8 13  3  0  0   8  6  1  8 17 .173 .262 .213 .475
2012    19 Princeton  47 10 14  5  0  1   8  7  1  4  7 .298 .346 .468 .814
2 Seasons            122 18 27  8  0  1  16 13  2 12 24 .221 .294 .311 .606
2/89 - RHRP Lenny Linsky ($392,400) - Charlotte Stone Crabs
Year   Age         Teams W L   ERA  G GS   IP  H ER HR BB SO  WHIP  H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9
2011    21 Hudson Valley 3 0  1.46 12  0 24.2 19  4  2  6 27 1.014  6.9  0.7  2.2  9.9
2011    21 Bowling Green 0 0  0.00  4  0  4.2  3  0  0  1  3 0.857  5.8  0.0  1.9  5.8
2012    22      GCL Rays 0 0  0.00  2  0  3.0  2  0  0  0  1 0.667  6.0  0.0  0.0  3.0
2012    22     Charlotte 0 1 11.81  4  0  5.1 10  7  1  8  3 3.375 16.9  1.7 13.5  5.1
2 Seasons                3 1  2.63 22  0 37.2 34 11  3 15 34 1.301  8.1  0.7  3.6  8.1
3/119 - OF Johnny Eierman ($550,000) - GCL Rays
Year   Age    Teams  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2011    18 GCL Rays  59  7 15  3  2  1   5  1  1  5 17 .254 .328 .424 .752
2012    19 GCL Rays  49  4 14  6  0  0   2  3  2  4 10 .286 .340 .408 .748
2 Seasons           108 11 29  9  2  1   7  4  3  9 27 .269 .333 .417 .750
4/150 - 3B Riccio Torrez ($180,000) - Charlotte Stone Crabs
Year   Age     Teams  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2011    21  GCL Rays  52  4 12  1  0  2   3  1  1  1 12 .231 .259 .365 .625
2011    21 Charlotte  31  2  6  1  0  1   6  0  0  1  2 .194 .242 .323 .565
2012    22 Charlotte 289 38 64  9  2  6  35  6  2 18 55 .221 .299 .329 .628
2 Seasons            372 44 82 11  2  9  44  7  3 20 69 .220 .290 .333 .623
6/210 - RHSP Jake Floethe ($105,000) - Bowling Green Hot Rods
Year   Age         Teams W L  ERA  G GS    IP  H ER HR BB SO  WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9
2011    22 Hudson Valley 1 1 1.71  7  5  21.0 21  4  0  7 15 1.333 9.0  0.0  3.0  6.4
2012    23 Bowling Green 8 1 3.92 16 16  82.2 77 36  2 19 60 1.161 8.4  0.2  2.1  6.5
2 Seasons                9 2 3.47 23 21 103.2 98 40  2 26 75 1.196 8.5  0.2  2.3  6.5
7/240 - LHSP Ryan Carpenter ($200,000) - Bowling Green Hot Rods
Year   Age         Teams  W L  ERA  G GS    IP   H ER HR BB  SO  WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9
2011    20 Hudson Valley  2 1 0.76  8  4  23.2   9  2  0  4  26 0.549 3.4  0.0  1.5  9.9
2012    21 Bowling Green  8 4 3.51 19 18  97.1  93 38  7 14  81 1.099 8.6  0.6  1.3  7.5
2 Seasons                10 5 2.98 27 22 121.0 102 40  7 18 107 0.992 7.6  0.5  1.3  8.0
8/270 - 1B John Alexander ($325,000) - Princeton Rays
Year   Age     Teams  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2011    18  GCL Rays  51  4 16  4  1  2  11  0  0  0 12 .314 .321 .549 .870
2012    19 Princeton  76  7 17  2  1  2  10  0  0  3 15 .224 .263 .355 .618
2 Seasons            127 11 33  6  2  4  21  0  0  3 27 .260 .286 .433 .719
9/300 - C Matt Rice ($25,000) - Bowling Green Hot Rods
Year   Age         Teams  AB  R   H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2011    22 Hudson Valley 192 25  55  7  0  3  21  5  2 22 39 .286 .376 .370 .745
2012    23 Bowling Green 167 13  48  5  0  4  20  0  1 15 27 .287 .351 .389 .740
2 Seasons                359 38 103 12  0  7  41  5  3 37 66 .287 .364 .379 .743
10/330 - RHSP Jacob Faria ($150,000) - Princeton Rays
Year   Age     Teams W L  ERA  G GS   IP  H ER HR BB SO  WHIP  H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9
2011    17  GCL Rays 0 1 2.87  6  2 15.2 15  5  1  1 14 1.021  8.6  0.6  0.6  8.0
2012    18 Princeton 1 1 6.00  4  3 15.0 21 10  1  4 10 1.667 12.6  0.6  2.4  6.0
2 Seasons            1 2 4.40 10  5 30.2 36 15  2  5 24 1.337 10.6  0.6  1.5  7.0
11/360 - 1B Cameron Seitzer - Bowling Green Hot Rods
Year   Age         Teams  AB  R   H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2011    21     Princeton 221 30  63 14  0 11  42  6  3 43 46 .285 .407 .498 .904
2012    22 Bowling Green 254 24  72 24  0  2  29  1  1 30 43 .283 .366 .402 .767
2 Seasons                475 54 135 38  0 13  71  7  4 73 89 .284 .386 .446 .832
17/540 - SS Taylor Motter - Bowling Green Hot Rods
Year   Age         Teams  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2011    21     Princeton 158 37 51 13  0  4  23 22  2 33 26 .323 .436 .481 .917
2011    21 Bowling Green  11  1  2  0  0  1   3  1  0  1  4 .182 .250 .455 .705
2012    22 Bowling Green 183 22 43  9  2  2  21 14  8 23 37 .235 .324 .339 .662
2 Seasons                352 60 96 22  2  7  47 37 10 57 67 .273 .374 .406 .781
19/600 - RHRP Matt Ramsey - GCL Rays

Has not played yet due to TJS.

20/630 - RHRP Garret Smith - Princeton Rays disabled list (TJS in spring 2012)
Year   Age      Team W L  ERA  G GS   IP H ER HR BB SO  WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9
2011    22 Princeton 0 0 0.82 10  0 11.0 8  1  0  5  5 1.182 6.5  0.0  4.1  4.1
24/750 - RHRP Charlie Cononie - Bowling Green Hot Rods
Year   Age         Teams W L  ERA  G GS   IP  H ER HR BB SO  WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9
2011    22 Hudson Valley 1 1 2.43 16  0 29.2 17  8  0 12 27 0.978 5.2  0.0  3.6  8.2
2012    23 Bowling Green 1 2 4.33 26  0 35.1 27 17  0 29 39 1.585 6.9  0.0  7.4  9.9
2 Seasons                2 3 3.46 42  0 65.0 44 25  0 41 66 1.308 6.1  0.0  5.7  9.1
31/960 - RHRP Isaac Gil - GCL Rays
Year   Age    Teams W L  ERA  G GS   IP  H ER HR BB SO  WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9
2011    19 GCL Rays 1 1 5.14 12  0 14.0  7  8  1 15 10 1.571 4.5  0.6  9.6  6.4
2012    20 GCL Rays 1 0 1.50  3  0  6.0  6  1  0  3  5 1.500 9.0  0.0  4.5  7.5
2 Seasons           2 1 4.05 15  0 20.0 13  9  1 18 15 1.550 5.8  0.4  8.1  6.8
33/1020 - RHRP Daniel Bream - Princeton Rays
Year   Age     Teams W L  ERA  G GS   IP  H ER HR BB SO  WHIP  H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9
2011    22  GCL Rays 0 2 3.91 14  0 23.0 27 10  2 11 21 1.652 10.6  0.8  4.3  8.2
2012    23 Princeton 1 1 2.25  6  0 12.0 11  3  0  7  9 1.500  8.2  0.0  5.2  6.8
2 Seasons            1 3 3.34 20  0 35.0 38 13  2 18 30 1.600  9.8  0.5  4.6  7.7
34/1050 - RHRP Zach Butler - Princeton Rays
Year   Age     Teams W L  ERA  G GS   IP  H ER HR BB SO  WHIP  H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9
2011    21  GCL Rays 2 1 1.69 16  0 26.2 19  5  1 14 17 1.238  6.4  0.3  4.7  5.7
2012    22 Charlotte 0 0 0.00  1  0  0.1  1  0  0  0  0 3.000 27.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
2012    22 Princeton 0 0 2.70  7  0 10.0  8  3  1  3 12 1.100  7.2  0.9  2.7 10.8
2 Seasons            2 1 1.95 24  0 37.0 28  8  2 17 29 1.216  6.8  0.5  4.1  7.1
38/1170 - C Brandon Choate - GCL Rays restricted list
Year   Age     Team AB R  H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2011    22 GCL Rays 51 4 14  5  0  1   3  0  0  7 12 .275 .393 .431 .825
39/1200 - LHRP Theron Geith - Charlotte Stone Crabs
Year   Age         Teams W L  ERA  G GS   IP  H ER HR BB SO  WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9
2011    22      GCL Rays 4 1 2.13 16  0 25.1 21  6  1  7 30 1.105 7.5  0.4  2.5 10.7
2011    22 Hudson Valley 0 1 1.80  2  0  5.0  4  1  0  0  4 0.800 7.2  0.0  0.0  7.2
2012    23     Charlotte 0 1 3.16 15  0 25.2 25  9  0  6 26 1.208 8.8  0.0  2.1  9.1
2 Seasons                4 3 2.57 33  0 56.0 50 16  1 13 60 1.125 8.0  0.2  2.1  9.6
41/1260 - LHRP Shay Crawford - Hudson Valley Renegades
Year   Age         Teams W L  ERA  G GS   IP  H ER HR BB SO  WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9
2011    23     Princeton 2 2 5.29 10  0 17.0 15 10  0  5 23 1.176 7.9  0.0  2.6 12.2
2011    23      GCL Rays 1 0 0.00  6  0 11.2  5  0  0  1 21 0.514 3.9  0.0  0.8 16.2
2012    24 Hudson Valley 0 0 2.16  7  0  8.1  7  2  0  3  4 1.200 7.6  0.0  3.2  4.3
2 Seasons                3 2 2.92 23  0 37.0 27 12  0  9 48 0.973 6.6  0.0  2.2 11.7
43/1320 - RHRP Stayton Thomas - Bowling Green Hot Rods
Year   Age         Teams W L  ERA  G GS   IP  H ER HR BB SO  WHIP  H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9
2011    22      GCL Rays 0 0 0.00  4  0  5.2  1  0  0  0  2 0.176  1.6  0.0  0.0  3.2
2011    22 Hudson Valley 3 0 2.05 14  1 26.1 26  6  1 10 18 1.367  8.9  0.3  3.4  6.2
2012    23 Bowling Green 1 3 5.40 24  0 41.2 47 25  0 16 27 1.512 10.2  0.0  3.5  5.8
2 Seasons                4 3 3.79 42  1 73.2 74 31  1 26 47 1.357  9.0  0.1  3.2  5.7

Did not sign: 5/180 3B J.D. Davis, 12/390 1B Trevor Mitsui, 13/420 OF Tanner English, 14/450 OF Matt Young, 15/480 SS Tyler Parmenter, 16/510 SS Bret McAfee, 22/690 RHP Brad Hendrix, 28/870 C Blake Grant-Parks, 30/930 RHP Chris Burgess, 35/1080 RHP John Magliozzi, 37/1140 RHP Tanner Poppe, 40/1230 RHP Joseph Perricone, 44/1350 1B Jordan Leyland, 45/1380 C Kevin Lusson, 46/1410 C Max Rossiter, 47/1440 RHP Derek Vaughn, 48/1470 LHP Brandon Leibrandt, 49/1500 C Alan Baldwin.

Signed but already out of the organization: 18/570 RHRP Andy Bass, 21/660 3B Ryan Terry, 23/720 OF Matthew Johnson, 25/780 RHRP Brooks Belter, 26/810 2B Raymond Church, 27/840 RHRP Luke Irvine, 29/900 2B Jonathan Koscso, 32/990 RHRP Ryan Turner, 36/1110 RHRP David Kubiak, 42/1290 C Michael Bourdon, 50/1530 C Ian Tomkins.

Small sample sizes are in play since it's only been a year, but I don't see anyone below Jacob Faria in the 10th round of much interest. The Rays spent $11,309,400 in signing bonuses on the 20 players taken in the first 10 rounds, or a little less than twice as much as they paid for Tim Beckham alone.

Of the top 20 picks Guerrieri, Hager, Martin, Goeddel, Ames, Snell and Carpenter have had impressive starts. The biggest disappointments so far are the injured (Carter) and very young (Harris and Eierman) along with Torrez. The rest haven't stood out much either way.

Given that the Rays had an unprecedented number of high picks in a strong draft class (with no bonus pool limitations/penalties), how do you think they did based on the results so far?

16 comments:

  1. Great post. Thank you. But, look at all those RELEASES from last year's draft. Such a shame they were never given more than 2 1/2 months to show what they could do. (probably due to too many #1 picks) Players like Rayond Church and Jon Koscso- who both played a skilled 2B,and pitchers who barely had the chance to pitch because they were relievers are gone. It's a shame they were drafted by TB last year. If it was this year, they'd probably have more of a chance to play another season.
    Sorry, I just had to vent. Again, thanks for posting this segment. I enjoyed seeing how they're all doing.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love this format. Great Job!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Some of them, the older college guys, asked for their release I'm sure. Especially the ones that were assigned in the GCL.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great Post, can we take a look at the 2010 draft year also?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's already written, just didn't want to post them back to back, break things up a bit. I'll probably go back to 2006 like I did last summer, 2005 is just Hellickson and Wrigley at this point, 2004 is only Niemann, Davis, Brignac and McGee, so no real minor leaguers left.

      Delete
    2. to Anonymous 12:49. The Renegades players were released by Tampa Bay. (college players) They did not ask to be released. Things changed last year. Players were rarely released until seen for 2 seasons...but, high picks mean money invested...thus, unwaranted 2011 releases.

      Delete
  5. What I would do is compare the Rays draftees to the players who were available at that spot.

    The Rays' top two picks (Guerrieri 1/24 and Mahtook 1/31) were regarded as the best players available, and one year out, nothing seems to change that.

    Hager (1/32) and Martin (1s/38) were considered more of a reach, and they don't look like better picks than players like Jackie Bradley, Jr. (Red Sox at 40), Trevor Story (Rockies at 45), Travis Harrison (Twins, 50) or Hudson Boyd (Twins, 55).

    Goeddel, Snell, and Carter were all well-regarded and are doing well. Ames was a product of the Rays' northwest scouting department. Garvin was perceived as an overdraft, and Harris was completely off the reservation. The Rays could have gone with Anthony Meo (2-63 to the Diamondbacks) or Dan Vogelbach (2-68 to the Cubs); both Meo and Vogelbach were linked to the Rays and both look like significantly better prospects at this point than the guys the Rays took.

    You do have to avoid cherry-picking; there are a lot of 2nd rounders who were ranked highly by BA and others who haven't panned out -- Jason Esposito, Andrew Susac, Carl Thomore, etc.

    But I think there is a fair criticism here that had the Rays spent a few million more and selected guys like Bradley, Meo, and Vogelbach instead of their below-slot selections (Hager, Garvin, Harris), they'd be better off. Of course, it's still VERY early, and I hope I'm proven wrong.

    Riccio Torrez was a head-scratcher of a pick at the time it was made. (To be fair, so was Jake Floethe, and he's turned out better than expected.)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Great comment. I think those are fair comps, but like you said, it's easy to cherry pick and make the results look good or bad for the Rays if you want. Another thing is trying to compare players after they are into different orgs. And not just the coaching/player development differences, but how aggressively they promote (or with the Rays how slowly). Take some imaginary college pitcher, if he's doing well for the Rays in HV is he just beating up on kids? Or if he's in the Mets org and he's struggling in the FSL, was he just rushed? I just don't think it's fair to say how a player would do if he had been drafted by a different team because so many factors start to affect him after he's in that org.

      Agree with your comments on the individual picks too, esp Garvin, Harris and Torrez. I don't think any one pick was completely awful, and overall it should turn out to be a pretty good draft, maybe a B or whatever you want to call above-average.

      I guess I should include all the caveats you mention about it still being VERY early, but still... It was an overall disappointment to me because of my (unrealistic) expectations. I should have known better, but I really thought/hoped this would be an A/A+/historic-type draft.

      It had everything: very strong draft class, Rays with more high picks (not including a top overall pick of course, but 12 of the first 89) than any team has ever had, no real spending limits (slots without penalties), and players anxious to sign in 2011 to avoid the restrictions in the new CBA. A perfect storm if you will.

      And then we got overdrafts and budget picks and injured picks and wtf picks and a relief pitcher from Hawaii.

      So if you remove expectations/potential going into the draft, it should turn out to be a pretty good draft. Good but still disappointing.

      Delete
    2. flothe has turned out alot better than anyone expected!!! He will move fast next year...

      Delete
  6. Could of also selected Josh Bell; but with the limited resources that the Rays have, I think that they had to take a few cheaper signs. i.e. Garvin, Linsky.

    But hey, if it was easy then every team would draft well.

    ReplyDelete
  7. With the ridiculous amount of early picks the Rays had, I think it's pretty astonishing that a majority of them are playing very well. I'd say James Harris has been the only early pick that's been a bust at this point, but he was labeled as a raw high risk pick to begin with. Most of the other first rounders have done nothing but raise their stock.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Anybody know what happened to Goetzman? I am guessing he is injured, but what type of injury? He has been out the past week or so which sucked because he was off to a good start in Princeton.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No, last played July 2nd, left after one at-bat. The AB was in the bottom of the 1st, he went back out in LF in the 2nd and fielded 2 line drive singles. His turn didn't come up in the bottom of the 2nd. When they went back out in the field for the top of the 3rd he was replaced in left by Julian Morillo. Nothing in the Bluefield paper about it, and the only mention by the P-Rays was in a July 7th preview of the upcoming series where it said: "Other infielders such as Brandon Martin (.269 AVG) and Reid Redman (.262 AVG) have dipped in productivity and are not protected at the top of the lineup by Granden Goetzman after he was shelved with a recent injury."

      So who knows, sounds like a pull or a twist making a play in the OF.

      Delete
  9. They have had a couple of injuries. Goetzman re-injured his back. Silvesteri felt pain in his shoulder during and outing, and it was discovered that Faria had inflammation in his throwing elbow during his last start. He missed his last start to rehab and rest his arm.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Has anyone seen a report on Snell's velocity so far this year? Obviously he's put up great stats in SSS, but I know he was supposed to be very protectable and am curious if it's in part because his velocity has jumped a bit.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I was at a few Princeton games. Snell was at 92-94.

    ReplyDelete