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Matt700wlw
10-24-2007, 04:01 PM
http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20071023&content_id=317303&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp

CySeymour
10-24-2007, 04:10 PM
Good to know. Hopefully the organization can continue to build a strong system.

icehole3
10-24-2007, 05:43 PM
no mention of Brandon Waring

lollipopcurve
10-24-2007, 06:22 PM
mention that Francisco had a strong instructional league is nice -- first thing I've heard re: instrux

dougdirt
10-24-2007, 06:37 PM
mention that Francisco had a strong instructional league is nice -- first thing I've heard re: instrux

That was actually them talking about last year, where he was the instructional league MVP.

Kc61
10-24-2007, 06:59 PM
Viola got mention, but is really struggling in AFL. Got hit hard again today, ERA up to 29.70. I think that's even higher than the Reds team ERA last season.

Didn't see Roenicke's name in article.

GoReds33
10-24-2007, 07:16 PM
no mention of Brandon Waring
I saw the same thing. I have no clue why they didn't talk about him. He was easily one of their best picks last year, and majorly jumped onto the radar.:)

Superdude
10-24-2007, 09:13 PM
Not that I trust milb.com as an argument ending scouting source, but the fact that they have Thompson as a mid 90's guy is impressive. I don't even think he threw that before the injury did he?

dougdirt
10-24-2007, 10:34 PM
Not that I trust milb.com as an argument ending scouting source, but the fact that they have Thompson as a mid 90's guy is impressive. I don't even think he threw that before the injury did he?

Nope. I had him pegged as throwing 88-91 MPH while touching 92 and 93 at times.... when I read him throwing mid 90's I was impressed as well, although I don't know how much validity it actually holds.

Superdude
10-24-2007, 11:22 PM
when I read him throwing mid 90's I was impressed as well, although I don't know how much validity it actually holds.

Minor league scouting reports always seem to be a tad optimistic when it comes to velocity in my opinion. If someone can hit 95MPH a couple times a game on the best day of their life, their fastball is usually listed as mid 90's. Last year, BA said McBeth threw 95-96. Even if Thompson's only scraping the mid 90's, that's a whole lot better than what I expected this year.

dougdirt
10-25-2007, 12:28 AM
Minor league scouting reports always seem to be a tad optimistic when it comes to velocity in my opinion. If someone can hit 95MPH a couple times a game on the best day of their life, their fastball is usually listed as mid 90's. Last year, BA said McBeth threw 95-96. Even if Thompson's only scraping the mid 90's, that's a whole lot better than what I expected this year.

Yeah, I had heard reports of him sitting in the 88-91 range and every so often going to 92 or 93.... so when I saw mid 90s, I felt I underranked him by about 5-10 spots when I did my top 40 list.

M2
10-25-2007, 01:43 AM
Yeah, I had heard reports of him sitting in the 88-91 range and every so often going to 92 or 93.... so when I saw mid 90s, I felt I underranked him by about 5-10 spots when I did my top 40 list.

I'd suggest sticking with your original estimate and not buying into the notion that Thompson's turned into a flamethrower. Minor league pitching velocities are like college basketball player heights, you have to deduct for reality.

dougdirt
10-25-2007, 09:29 AM
I'd suggest sticking with your original estimate and not buying into the notion that Thompson's turned into a flamethrower. Minor league pitching velocities are like college basketball player heights, you have to deduct for reality.

Well it likely could have been a 1 time thing and maybe a fast gun. I mean I have heard Johnny Cueto hitting 99 before, but obviously he doesn't throw that hard but once or twice a year if he is lucky. I just happened to be at the right place at the right time. For the most part though, Cueto sits 90-94 and touches 95-97 when he really needs to. Still though, having the ability to get a little extra every now and again helps even a little bit in giving someone a little extra points in a prospect ranking.

M2
10-26-2007, 01:38 AM
Still though, having the ability to get a little extra every now and again helps even a little bit in giving someone a little extra points in a prospect ranking.

Not with his FB ratio and career H/IP it shouldn't. Thompson and Rafael Gonzalez are two pitchers down on the farm who do just about nothing for me - supposedly in possession of stuff that never translates. They remind of Ricardo Aramboles.