Re: Monday 06/14/10 Minor League Updates
Saw a good bit of the Louisville game. Impressions:
Frazier looked terrible at the plate. Looked off balance on balls away, and he seemed to be trying to do too much with balls on the inner half. Many swings and misses. Most of these ABs were against lefties, too, so it was particularly disappointing.
Francisco was swinging at everything, but he did hit a couple balls hard. That's what he does.
Denove had a nice approach. Not sure about the defense, as he did have a bad throw, but this guy is in the Hanigan mold. Unsung, but getting it done.
Impressed by Alonso. Two good swings against lefties.
Maloney looked unsteady. He was getting hit pretty hard, and he seemed angry all game. Not sure what the issue was, but when he got taken out, he came off the mound swearing a blue streak. He had much better composure in the majors last year.
Jesus Delgado has a nice fastball, but not much else.
Valaika and, as expected, Sutton, had professional ABs.
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