Re: Friday June 22, 2012 Minor League Updates
It's possible they were just giving Hamilton a breather. He didn't get much time off, having played in the A+ All-Star game, and the game at that point was 7-1.
I agree with Doug that Yorman's stance looks more crouched. Looks good to me. He looks extremely quick on the fastball. Breaking stuff could be a problem. But again, I was very impressed with what I saw from him last night, watching on milb tv. And beyond the obvious hitting/physical tools, he looked to be engaged and enthusiastic. I don't know if it's been a pattern that he plays energetically only for short spells, but I was very encouraged by what he brought to the field.
I also like what I see from Arias. I know his numbers are down, but he's got a lashing bat. Like with Yorman, maybe all that's required with him is patience. I think he'll hit if given time to develop.
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