PDA

View Full Version : Monday, July 20, 2009 Minor League Updates



GOYA
07-20-2009, 07:28 PM
Buffalo @ Louisville 7:05 PM ET

Buffalo: Lance Broadway 2-5, 5.68
Louisville: Justin Lehr 11-3, 3.51
___________________________

Carolina off
___________________________

Sarasota @ Clearwater 7:00 PM ET
___________________________

Beloit @ Dayton 7:00 PM ET

Beloit: Liam Hendriks 1-1, 1.46
Dayton: Curtis Partch 6-7, 4.75
___________________________

Ogden @ Billings 9:00 PM ET

Ogden: Brett Wallach 0-0, 0.00
Billings: Leonardo Astorga 1-1, 5.73
___________________________

GCL Reds - rained out
___________________________

DSL Reds - ????

BatsExaminer
07-20-2009, 08:29 PM
A. Gonzalez battled for about eight pitches, but struck out in his first at-bat in Louisville tonight. In other news, the grass at Slugger Field is green.

GOYA
07-20-2009, 08:30 PM
Kelch is saying that's it's a good possibility that Volquez will be rehabbing in Louisville next week. He said Volquez has thrown 3 side sessions already.

GOYA
07-20-2009, 08:32 PM
Stubbs has a single and a SB in the first.

BatsExaminer
07-20-2009, 08:34 PM
You all see my interview with Stubbs? He is very well-spoken and was easy interview, which is fortunate because it was the first interview I have ever done.

http://www.examiner.com/x-6603-Louisville-Bats-Examiner~y2009m7d13-QA-with-Louisville-Bats-allstar-Drew-Stubbs

11larkin11
07-20-2009, 08:42 PM
Kelch is saying that's it's a good possibility that Volquez will be rehabbing in Louisville next week. He said Volquez has thrown 3 side sessions already.

I asked Dusty Saturday when Volquez would be back, he said "hopefully in a month"

Kingspoint
07-20-2009, 08:56 PM
I asked Dusty Saturday when Volquez would be back, he said "hopefully in a month"

That's just sad to have missed the whole summer, or about 3 months total. That was not expected, though neither was Harang's outings, or Arroyo's outings.

These were the three most experienced pitchers on the staff and supposed to be the strength of the team going into the season and we've gotten very little out of all three of them.

mace
07-20-2009, 09:16 PM
2-0 Dayton after 4, which means that Curtis Partch now has 19 consecutive scoreless innings.

GOYA
07-20-2009, 09:27 PM
Bats lead 2-1 on a Valaika solo shot.

REDSEER
07-20-2009, 09:33 PM
First time I've watched the Bats online....Valaika's swing sure looked smooth on that HR

BatsExaminer
07-20-2009, 09:35 PM
Valaika has swung a lot better since coming off the DL, his offense was really struggling early in the season. He's playing 2B tonight with Gonzalez in the lineup.

GOYA
07-20-2009, 09:39 PM
Stubbs leadoff double in the 5th bounces off the track.

GOYA
07-20-2009, 09:44 PM
Barker sac fly plates Stubbs

Bats 3-1 in the 5th

mace
07-20-2009, 09:44 PM
Shouldn't have said anything about Partch. Beloit scored 3 in the 5th.

BatsExaminer
07-20-2009, 10:02 PM
Alex Gonzalez just put a little blooper into left to drive in a run.

GOYA
07-20-2009, 10:03 PM
Bats 4-1 on AGon's first hit. He drove in Peterson with a single.

GOYA
07-20-2009, 10:05 PM
Lehr needs to stretch this out and pitch 8 innings if he can.


Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lehr 6.0 5 1 1 2 4 0 3.40


Pitches-strikes: Lehr 91-58 - 64%

Radio just announces his first pitch of the 7th is his 99th.

GOYA
07-20-2009, 10:08 PM
Lehr gets through the 7th on 6 pitches. Nice timing.

GOYA
07-20-2009, 10:12 PM
McD HR

5-1 in the 7th

It's so nice to get Durham out of town. ;)

GOYA
07-20-2009, 10:18 PM
Lehr starts the 8th and Manuel is warming.

GOYA
07-20-2009, 10:20 PM
Lehr gets through 8, no sweat.

GOYA
07-20-2009, 10:34 PM
Manuel mops it up.

Bats win 5-1

GOYA
07-20-2009, 10:35 PM
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Stubbs CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .276
Gonzalez SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .167
Bolivar SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235
Heisey LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .315
Barker 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .268
McDonald RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .298
Valaika 2B 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 .224
Eymann 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Peterson C 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .095
Lehr P 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091
Bankston PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lehr (W, 12-3) 8.0 5 1 1 2 4 0 3.33
Manuel 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.45

11larkin11
07-20-2009, 11:05 PM
Early return on Josh Fellhauer are very very good...

11larkin11
07-20-2009, 11:09 PM
Mark Fleury hits his first career pro HR in Billings

oneupper
07-21-2009, 12:25 AM
You all see my interview with Stubbs? He is very well-spoken and was easy interview, which is fortunate because it was the first interview I have ever done.

http://www.examiner.com/x-6603-Louisville-Bats-Examiner~y2009m7d13-QA-with-Louisville-Bats-allstar-Drew-Stubbs

Good job, kid! :thumbup:

Hopefully the first of many.

RedEye
07-21-2009, 12:49 AM
Early return on Josh Fellhauer are very very good...

Based on stats alone? Or are you talking about scouting reports too?

11larkin11
07-21-2009, 12:52 AM
Based on stats alone? Or are you talking about scouting reports too?

Just stats.

GIDP
07-21-2009, 01:39 AM
Fellhauer has the makings of being a pretty darn good player.

Benihana
07-21-2009, 10:10 AM
Fellhauer has the makings of being a pretty darn good player.

Chris Heisey redux

BRM
07-21-2009, 10:24 AM
Chris Heisey redux

A left-handed Chris Heisey? I'll take it.

OesterPoster
07-21-2009, 01:10 PM
I wouldn't have noticed it, but watching Fellhauer standing on the field right next to Andrew Means...there is no freaking way either of their heights are accurate in the roster listing. They've got Fellhauer at 5'11" and Means at 6'1". When they stand side-by-side, there's clearly more than 2 inches between them. My guess is that Fellhauer is actually 5'10", and Means is closer to 6'2".

Partch looked awesome early. Only gave up a bunt hit in the 3rd, faced the minimum number of batters until the 5th since Wideman threw out a guy at 2nd. Then they rocked him hard in the 5th.

Another thing you notice while watching the game in person...Rojas is one slick fielding dude. Like Doug has mentioned in the past, if he can hit, he's a legit prospect.

OesterPoster
07-21-2009, 01:12 PM
Oh, forgot to add Partch's pitch speeds. I'm not sure how accurate the Dayton gun is, but Partch was throwing his fastball consistently 91 or 92. Then his change-up or breaking ball (couldn't tell which, since I wasn't behind the plate), would come in at 81 or 82.

11larkin11
07-21-2009, 05:30 PM
A left-handed Chris Heisey? I'll take it.

The difference is Heisey was a 17th round pick from a small d3 (?) school who started in Billings, while Fellhauer is a 7th round pick from powerhouse Cal State Fullerton, starting at Dayton. I'd say Fellhauer started off his career with a higher upside than Heisey's

Benihana
07-21-2009, 05:41 PM
The difference is Heisey was a 17th round pick from a small d3 (?) school who started in Billings, while Fellhauer is a 7th round pick from powerhouse Cal State Fullerton, starting at Dayton. I'd say Fellhauer started off his career with a higher upside than Heisey's

Yes, but you could flip it and say Heisey currently has higher upside than the diminuitive Fellhauer.

Some people like to compare Yonder Alonso to Pujols, but you could also say that Alonso was drafted in the 1st round out of UMiami while Pujols was a 12th round pick out of community college. The point is hopefully Fellhauer can be a similar player to what Heisey is now.

GIDP
07-21-2009, 05:43 PM
The difference is Heisey was a 17th round pick from a small d3 (?) school who started in Billings, while Fellhauer is a 7th round pick from powerhouse Cal State Fullerton, starting at Dayton. I'd say Fellhauer started off his career with a higher upside than Heisey's

Yea Fellhauer is higher up on the chart if you are looking at starting points.

princeton
07-21-2009, 06:10 PM
I wouldn't have noticed it, but watching Fellhauer standing on the field right next to Andrew Means...there is no freaking way either of their heights are accurate in the roster listing. They've got Fellhauer at 5'11" and Means at 6'1". When they stand side-by-side, there's clearly more than 2 inches between them. My guess is that Fellhauer is actually 5'10", and Means is closer to 6'2".

at NFL pro day, Means measured at 72.5 inches

GIDP
07-21-2009, 06:19 PM
Anyone have any idea why he was a 7th rounder? He had good numbers at Cal State Fullerton. He doesnt have great base stealing numbers but from what I understand hes a very solid CF.

Is there some problem I'm missing?

Benihana
07-21-2009, 06:31 PM
Anyone have any idea why he was a 7th rounder? He had good numbers at Cal State Fullerton. He doesnt have great base stealing numbers but from what I understand hes a very solid CF.

Is there some problem I'm missing?

As I said before, his size lacks projection.

Also, his scouting report notes that he does everything well but nothing great. Somewhat reminiscent of Justin Turner, although I like Fellhauer's chances more.

GIDP
07-21-2009, 06:39 PM
As I said before, his size lacks projection.

Also, his scouting report notes that he does everything well but nothing great. Somewhat reminiscent of Justin Turner, although I like Fellhauer's chances more.
Yea I was just wondering if there is something I was missing outside of the little bit of obvious. He seems to be a pretty balanced player and came from a pretty good program. Just wondering. Thanks.