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M2
04-09-2006, 01:50 PM
He hasn't played yet and I figure he must be on the shelf.

OnBaseMachine
04-09-2006, 02:02 PM
Yeah, I was reading last week that he was either on the DL or the inactive list. Not sure what is wrong with him, but I hope he makes it back soon. I consider him one of the better hitting prospects in the system.

RedsIn07
04-09-2006, 08:10 PM
I read he started the season on the DL.

Edit:
http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060407/SPORTS/604070380/1006&Page=2

Four SaraReds -- pitchers Erik Lohse and Joel Barreto along with first baseman Tonys Gutierrez and outfielder Jeremiah Piepkorn -- started the season on the inactive/disabled list.

lollipopcurve
04-10-2006, 10:45 AM
I like Gutierrez, but Votto will leave him in the dust if he does well at Chattanooga. Good to have a couple of interesting LH bats to go along with Bruce and possibly Dickerson and Szymanski.

M2
04-10-2006, 11:20 AM
It's early in the season, but already Bruce is putting Szymanski to shame. I get the distinct impression those are two ships passing in the night -- one headed to major league ports, the other to the bottom of the sea.

lollipopcurve
04-10-2006, 11:33 AM
It's early in the season, but already Bruce is putting Szymanski to shame. I get the distinct those are two ships passing in the night -- one headed to major league ports, the other to the bottom of the sea.

Love to see the doubles streaming from Bruce's bat. Bruce vs. BJ... could be a case of a natural baseball player rising above the natural athlete. I am really hoping BJ figures it out, because a guy like that -- switch hitter with power from both sides and speed, well... that's big-time athleticism. He's shown the power when healthy. Probably more than any other minor league position player (with the possible exception of Votto), I want to see what happens with his 450-500 ABs this year, assuming he's healthy.

M2
04-10-2006, 11:59 AM
Love to see the doubles streaming from Bruce's bat. Bruce vs. BJ... could be a case of a natural baseball player rising above the natural athlete. I am really hoping BJ figures it out, because a guy like that -- switch hitter with power from both sides and speed, well... that's big-time athleticism. He's shown the power when healthy. Probably more than any other minor league position player (with the possible exception of Votto), I want to see what happens with his 450-500 ABs this year, assuming he's healthy.

I think it's fair to say that if Szymanski can't crush low A this season (at age 23), then he's probably never going to amount to much.

Wonder what JimBo would trade for him, though.

lollipopcurve
04-10-2006, 12:09 PM
I think it's fair to say that if Szymanski can't crush low A this season (at age 23), then he's probably never going to amount to much.

Wonder what JimBo would trade for him, though.

If certain numbers are OK (K rate, HR rate, BB rate) I'd give him a chance again next year, especially if they have him at AA.

You're right -- he'd be a nice piece in a package to tempt Bowden.

RedsIn07
04-10-2006, 05:30 PM
I e-mailed Sarastoa concerning Tonys. This was their response:

He should be ready to go pretty soon. Nothing major, just rehabbing a minor injury.

Sarasota Reds Baseball Club
Ed Smith Stadium
2700 12th Street
Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone: (941) 365-4460
Fax: (941) 365-4217
www.sarasotareds.com

OnBaseMachine
04-13-2006, 07:41 PM
Tonys is in the lineup playing first base for Sarasota tonight. He struckout in his first atbat.