Yeah, I guess Upton would have to be ranked higher. #2 ain't bad, though.
Upton does have 7 months on him though. I say that only half kidding.
Justin Upton.... I am not sold on him being better than Bruce at this point. His home/road splits in AA are quite polar opposites of eachother. His Home OPS is .546 points HIGHER than his road OPS. Its amazing what a ballpark will do for you sometimes.
His home park is easily the best hitters park in the league. It is well above average in allowing doubles, triples and HRs.
The most dissappointing thing has been the poor pitching lately in the system. Guys like Gonzo,Avery,Lecure and Logan O have never really put up good numbers this year, Fisher has wilted, Wood probably never has been healthy and Cueto has struggled in some respects.
Definitely a downer for a organization that needs plenty of arm power.
It's true that Byrnes is having a pretty nice year so far in 2007 (OPS+ of 126) but there is nothing indicating that he will continue to have this level of success. At age 31, he's not likely to improve much. I'd look for Byrnes to be this year's Gary Matthews Jr.
Matthews really isn't having a bad year, but it's probably not worth how much money he is making.
Somebody had that list of free agent OFers, can somebody repost those please.
Louisville Won 12-7
- Freel: 1-6, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K
- Lopez: 2-5, 2B, RBI, 2 R, BB
- Bannon: 4-4, 2B, 6 RBI, R
- Dickerson: 1-4, RBI, BB, 2 K
- Dumatrait: 4.1 IP, 9 H, 8 ER, 4 BB, 4 K
- Majewski: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, O K
- Burton: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
- Saarloos: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Chatanooga Won 10-0
- Janish: 1-4, 2B, 2 R, BB, K
- Bruce: 4-6, 2 HR, 2B, 5 RBI, 2 R, K
- Cruz: 0-3, 3 BB, 2 R
- Rosales: 2-5, 3B, 2 RBI, R, K
- Avery: 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
Sarasota Won 12-10
- Griffin: 4-6, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 3 R, K
- Dorn: 3-5, 2B, 4 RBI, R, 2 K
- Tatum: 2-5, 2 R, 2 K
- Symanski: 1-1, RBI, R, BB
Dayton Lost 7-3
- Stubbs: 1-5, 2 K
- Turner: 2-5, K
- Valaika: 0-3
- Francisco: 2-4, 2 K
- Kainer: 0-4, 2 K
- Gonzalez: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 0 K
- Donaldson: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K
Billings Won 1-0
- Tordi: 0-4, 3 K
- Waring: 1-3, K
- McKennon: 2-3, K
- Mike Jones (who): 1-3, R, K
- Ravin: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 7 K
- Rhoden: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
- Krebs: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
VSL Rays/Reds Lost 10-4
- Rodriguez: 2-4, 3B, 2 R, BB
- Contreras: 2-4, RBI, R, K
- Omana: 1-4, RBI, K
- Hernandez: 1-4
-GCL Reds had the day off.
rhoden put up some good numbers....no hits in 4 innings...keep it up!!!!!
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