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    Re: Reds have a good future coming up...

    Good to know. Hopefully the organization can continue to build a strong system.
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Reds have a good future coming up...

    no mention of Brandon Waring

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    mention that Francisco had a strong instructional league is nice -- first thing I've heard re: instrux
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    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    mention that Francisco had a strong instructional league is nice -- first thing I've heard re: instrux
    That was actually them talking about last year, where he was the instructional league MVP.

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    Re: Reds have a good future coming up...

    Viola got mention, but is really struggling in AFL. Got hit hard again today, ERA up to 29.70. I think that's even higher than the Reds team ERA last season.

    Didn't see Roenicke's name in article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icehole3 View Post
    no mention of Brandon Waring
    I saw the same thing. I have no clue why they didn't talk about him. He was easily one of their best picks last year, and majorly jumped onto the radar.
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    Re: Reds have a good future coming up...

    Not that I trust milb.com as an argument ending scouting source, but the fact that they have Thompson as a mid 90's guy is impressive. I don't even think he threw that before the injury did he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    Not that I trust milb.com as an argument ending scouting source, but the fact that they have Thompson as a mid 90's guy is impressive. I don't even think he threw that before the injury did he?
    Nope. I had him pegged as throwing 88-91 MPH while touching 92 and 93 at times.... when I read him throwing mid 90's I was impressed as well, although I don't know how much validity it actually holds.

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    when I read him throwing mid 90's I was impressed as well, although I don't know how much validity it actually holds.
    Minor league scouting reports always seem to be a tad optimistic when it comes to velocity in my opinion. If someone can hit 95MPH a couple times a game on the best day of their life, their fastball is usually listed as mid 90's. Last year, BA said McBeth threw 95-96. Even if Thompson's only scraping the mid 90's, that's a whole lot better than what I expected this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    Minor league scouting reports always seem to be a tad optimistic when it comes to velocity in my opinion. If someone can hit 95MPH a couple times a game on the best day of their life, their fastball is usually listed as mid 90's. Last year, BA said McBeth threw 95-96. Even if Thompson's only scraping the mid 90's, that's a whole lot better than what I expected this year.
    Yeah, I had heard reports of him sitting in the 88-91 range and every so often going to 92 or 93.... so when I saw mid 90s, I felt I underranked him by about 5-10 spots when I did my top 40 list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Yeah, I had heard reports of him sitting in the 88-91 range and every so often going to 92 or 93.... so when I saw mid 90s, I felt I underranked him by about 5-10 spots when I did my top 40 list.
    I'd suggest sticking with your original estimate and not buying into the notion that Thompson's turned into a flamethrower. Minor league pitching velocities are like college basketball player heights, you have to deduct for reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I'd suggest sticking with your original estimate and not buying into the notion that Thompson's turned into a flamethrower. Minor league pitching velocities are like college basketball player heights, you have to deduct for reality.
    Well it likely could have been a 1 time thing and maybe a fast gun. I mean I have heard Johnny Cueto hitting 99 before, but obviously he doesn't throw that hard but once or twice a year if he is lucky. I just happened to be at the right place at the right time. For the most part though, Cueto sits 90-94 and touches 95-97 when he really needs to. Still though, having the ability to get a little extra every now and again helps even a little bit in giving someone a little extra points in a prospect ranking.

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    Re: Reds have a good future coming up...

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Still though, having the ability to get a little extra every now and again helps even a little bit in giving someone a little extra points in a prospect ranking.
    Not with his FB ratio and career H/IP it shouldn't. Thompson and Rafael Gonzalez are two pitchers down on the farm who do just about nothing for me - supposedly in possession of stuff that never translates. They remind of Ricardo Aramboles.
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