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    Saturday 5-19 minor league updates

    Sarasota is underway and scoreless in the first. Jay Bruce is 1-for-1 with a single.

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    Re: Saturday 5-19 minor league updates

    He just keeps on hitting!
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    Re: Saturday 5-19 minor league updates

    2-0 Dayton in the first.

    Stubbs singled, Turner walked, Valaika singled, and Phipps hit a 2-run double.

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    Re: Saturday 5-19 minor league updates

    Cueto has been very mediocre this year.

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    Re: Saturday 5-19 minor league updates

    That Jay Bruce kids alright. I guess.

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    Re: Saturday 5-19 minor league updates

    sarasota update: after 7 sarasota leads 2-1. cueto 7 IP 2 H 1ER 0BB 3K

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    Re: Saturday 5-19 minor league updates

    Val's slumping pretty bad right now. Turner has surpassed him.

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    Re: Saturday 5-19 minor league updates

    sarasota survives a scare in the 9th but holds on to win in 10. cueto final line 8IP 3H 1ER 0BB 3K.

    bruce 2-5 a single and a double
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    Re: Saturday 5-19 minor league updates

    Bats leading 11-3 in the 9th. EdE goes 2 for 5. Votto 1 for 4 with a sac fly.
    Gosling scatters 11 hits in 7 1/3. Herr with a double and a bomb and Wise with 2 bombs.

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    Re: Saturday 5-19 minor league updates

    Chattanooga getting pounded 10-3 in the 7th. Tough night for Lookout hurlers. Aasadorian gives up 4ER in 1IP. He did strike out 2.

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    Re: Saturday 5-19 minor league updates

    I would really be interested in knowing why Jay Bruce is still in Sarasota.

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    Re: Saturday 5-19 minor league updates

    Anyone notice in the Louisville box score tonight that Robin Jennings, yes that Robin Jennings, threw a 1/3 of an inning for Columbus? Recall also that Columbus is now the AAA affiliate of the Washington Nationals...
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    Re: Saturday 5-19 minor league updates

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I would really be interested in knowing why Jay Bruce is still in Sarasota.
    Agreed.

    Drew Stubbs went 2-for-4 on the night with two singles, a walk, and his 8th stolen base of the season. His seasonal line now stands at .288/.371/.464 for a solid .835 OPS. For the month of May he has hit .301/.420/.562 - .982 OPS. Good to see him hitting the ball well. He should be promoted to Sarasota when Bruce heads to Chattanooga, which will hopefully be soon.

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    Re: Saturday 5-19 minor league updates

    As the 12th overall pick in the draft, Bruce' escalation through the Minor League's should be faster than others I feel. It sounds like that's what some here are saying. Let's look at how that's going.

    I'm all for having a player spend a whole season at one level if he's a third round pick or lower, but not someone picked this high.

    If he proves himself to be above average mid-way through a season, then promote him as they did his first year when he went from Billings (Rookie) after 17 games (.815 OPS) to the GC Redsox (Rookie) for the last 37 games (.831 OPS) These are 200 points less than Junior's numbers, but Griffey skipped the Rookie Leagues and went right into Low-A Ball. Junior also was 17 when he started...Bruce was 18.

    Or, compare to Adam Dunn, who was selected a whole round later, 50th overall. Dunn, 18, spent all 34 games at Billings. His next year at 19, he spent the whole year at Rockford. I'm assuming that Rockford was then a team from a Low-A League, as Adam, 20, spent the next year at Dayton. So, I have to assume that Dayton was a step up making it a team from a High-A League.

    Bruce, at 19, spent his entire season at Dayton, which is now in a Low-A League. So, he's on the same track as Dunn, so far. But, he'd put in more games than Dunn, 171-127. Dunn's OPS' his first three years were .828, .885, .897 with Dunn spending 122 games at High-A Ball.

    Through 40 games, Bruce has an OPS of 1.031. Those extraf 44 games he has on Dunn going into this year and better OPS by 140 points might have earned him a quicker promotion to AA, consider that Griffey spent 58 games at High-A ball before going up to AA.

    Griffey's next year he started the season in the Majors and ended with a .749 OPS that year.

    Dunn's next year he spent 39 games at AA, 55 games at AAA, and 66 games in the Majors where he had a .949 OPS. Where Junior improved his 2nd and 3rd year in the Majors, Dunn did worse (.854 & .819 OPS his 2nd and 3rd years). Dunn has settle in from being a .950 OPS in the Minors to a .893 OPS in the Majors. Junior settled in from being a .997 OPS in the Minors to a .931 OPS in the Majors.

    I'd like to see Bruce reach the Majors at the same time that Dunn did...or maybe sooner, if he keeps his OPS up as he progresses through the next two levels.

    With having played more games than Dunn going into his third year, I think he should be promoted to AA faster than Dunn was since the expectations of his talent were graded at the draft to be better than Dunn's. A mid-season promotion (after 70 games or one month from today) to AA-Saratoga would set Bruce up for a start in AAA at the opening of next year and a Pre-All-Star promotion to the REDS in 2008 at the ripe young age of 21 years, and a bit over 2 months old.

    Dunn spent 122 games at High-A ball, but 70 should be enough for Bruce. But, give Bruce another 30 games and see if he keeps up this pace. I hope he does.

    Bruce has a long way to go so far to catch up to Dunn's Minor League numbers (going into this year Bruce had an .857 OPS, where Dunn ended up with a .950 OPS, as mentioned earlier), and Griffey's, of course is not realistic, as they are out of this world.

    What's sad is Griffey's having his best year since 1998 and Dunn his 2nd best year in his last six years, and the rest of the team can't seem to take advantage of this.
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    Re: Saturday 5-19 minor league updates

    "What's sad is Griffey's having his best year since 1998 and Dunn his 2nd best year in his last six years, and the rest of the team can't seem to take advantage of this"

    That is purely conjecture. Not even close to reality.


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