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mace
08-11-2012, 09:49 PM
I've never seen any discussion on Joe Terry, drafted last year out of Cal State-Fullerton in the 30th round. Previously, he had been drafted by the Mariners (17th) and White Sox (8th). Only went to the plate 45 times last year. This year, he has 6 HR and 22 SB between Bakersfield and Dayton.

Tonight, he was 2-2 with 2 BB as the Dragons won 4-3. He's been playing 2B since Ryan Wright was promoted, and batting mostly 3rd. Anybody know anything about his prospect status?

James Allen tonight: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 5 K. His conversion to starter so far seems successful.

mace
08-11-2012, 09:50 PM
Louisville got whupped, 8-2. Corky homered.

mace
08-11-2012, 09:53 PM
Dailey (.361) and Mejias-Brean (.352) hit solo homers in the first for Billings.

In his Pioneer League debut, Amir Garrett threw a clean first inning.

mace
08-11-2012, 09:57 PM
Corcino: 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 4 K.
Hamilton: 1-3, CS.
Fellhauer: 2-3, HR.
Lutz: 1-2, 2B, BB

Pensacola trails 6-3 in the 7th.

RED VAN HOT
08-11-2012, 10:12 PM
Amir hit a batter in the 2nd. Missoula retaliated by hitting Winker and their pitcher was promptly ejected.

mace
08-11-2012, 10:18 PM
The Goodyear Cherubs are playing two tonight, although they didn't do much playing in the first. Got beat 10-2. Jhimmy No Typo Lopez went deep. Wandy Peralta and Vaughn Covington pitched, but neither made great strides, career-wise.

Hypnotoad
08-11-2012, 10:20 PM
Terry seems pretty athletic to me, which is why I'm surprised he seems to play poorly in the field. His defense seems the weakest part of his game right now, for the handful of times I've seen him.

mace
08-11-2012, 10:23 PM
Amir hit a batter in the 2nd. Missoula retaliated by hitting Winker and their pitcher was promptly ejected.

Billings promptly went up 6-0. After the ill-advised plunking, Pigott tripled, Mejias-Brean doubled, Maddox singled and Gelalich doubled, in succession.

You don't hit Winker.

mace
08-11-2012, 10:27 PM
Terry seems pretty athletic to me, which is why I'm surprised he seems to play poorly in the field. His defense seems the weakest part of his game right now, for the handful of times I've seen him.

Thanks, Hyp. Terry did make an error tonight, as well. But the organization seems to like his offense. Or maybe they just like the idea of a left-handed-hitting infielder.

corkedbat
08-11-2012, 10:47 PM
Depends on how Terry develops, but seems like a ceiling of utility player right now.

camisadelgolf
08-11-2012, 10:51 PM
Terry was once considered a legit prospect, but he hasn't developed as well as hoped. He was assumed to be an organizational guy with a very small chance of being more when the Reds drafted him.

mace
08-11-2012, 11:33 PM
Billy did swipe his 136th, after a walk. The countdown has reached single digits.

Pensacola came up short, 6-4.

mace
08-11-2012, 11:36 PM
Travieso is pitching the second game for the AZL kids, who lead 1-0 after two.

mace
08-11-2012, 11:39 PM
A 9-0 Billings lead has been reduced to 9-5, through no fault of Garrett, who went three scoreless.

Mejias-Brean has hit his second HR of the night, along with a 2B. He's getting the hang of this.

corkedbat
08-12-2012, 12:06 AM
I really liked the SMB pick. He's solid with the bat and I think more power will come with maturity

RED VAN HOT
08-12-2012, 12:29 AM
In Missoula Erik Miller enters the game with the bases loaded and two outs. Three consecutive wild pitches clears the bases. Billings, which once led 9-0, now trails 11-10. For the inning, one HBP, three BB's, and four wild pitches. Ugly.

Superdude
08-12-2012, 01:10 AM
Brean is my sleeper for next year. Not a sleeper I guess, but I think he has a chance to move way up the ranks. Great contact skills, and I could see the power taking off with some pro coaching.

mace
08-12-2012, 09:40 AM
In Missoula Erik Miller enters the game with the bases loaded and two outs. Three consecutive wild pitches clears the bases. Billings, which once led 9-0, now trails 11-10. For the inning, one HBP, three BB's, and four wild pitches. Ugly.

Billings managed to lose a game in which it outhit the opponent 19-9. Meijas-Brean had four, and the three-hit club consisted of Pigott, Maddox, Gelalich and Lentz.

mace
08-12-2012, 09:43 AM
Four of the AZL toddlers--Travieso, Jose Guzman, Jackson Stephens and Abel De Los Santos--combined on a 1-hitter as the Goodyears won the second game, 2-1.

mace
08-12-2012, 09:45 AM
Josh Smith gave up only one earned run in six innings, but Bakersfield came up short, 4-3. Travis Mattair was 3-4 and Theo Bowe 2-5, both with doubles.

RED VAN HOT
08-12-2012, 01:40 PM
Josh Smith gave up only one earned run in six innings, but Bakersfield came up short, 4-3. Travis Mattair was 3-4 and Theo Bowe 2-5, both with doubles.

Even though he has performed well at every level and has always been old for his league, the Reds have been reluctant to move Smith up more than one level per year. I saw him pitch once this year and thought his velocity was low (below 90 on the scoreboard).

I guess it is just as well that he finishes the year in Bakersfield. The Blaze really need pitching if they are to advance in the playoffs. With Robles hurt and Sharky moved up, they have only two reliable starters in Crabbe and Smith.