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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Maloney: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
    Good stuff. Lets hope he can keep it up, he could use a few strong outings in a row.

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    Re: Friday May 2nd minor league updates

    Back to the games, Maloney is through 2 innings scoreless with two hits allowed and two strikeouts. Bruce reached on a fielder's choice earlier and stole second base (7th of the year).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Good stuff. Lets hope he can keep it up, he could use a few strong outings in a row.
    Yep, and his BABIP is a ridiculous .435 right now so the results should be turning around soon. His FIP is actually 2.51.

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    I think you might be crazy. No one but you thinks Bruce isn't the best prospect in all of baseball.
    I don't know. Things change. The Reds did a great a great marketing job on Bruce in the offseason and talking up his time in AAA from his age standpoint. The problem is now they have the book and him and it is evolving. He has a good swing, that is for sure, but his plate discipline hasn't grown much. It is possible a Jeff Francoeur type of ceiling(with more power?) is his upside. That isn't that bad. But it isn't what was expected of him. Maybe we need to temper hope with reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMcGavin View Post
    Yep, and his BABIP is a ridiculous .435 right now so the results should be turning around soon. His FIP is actually 2.51.
    Yeah, not allowing a HR all year will certainly help that out. Things will begin to normalize for him as the season progresses along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aronchis View Post
    I don't know. Things change. The Reds did a great a great marketing job on Bruce in the offseason and talking up his time in AAA from his age standpoint. The problem is now they have the book and him and it is evolving. He has a good swing, that is for sure, but his plate discipline hasn't grown much. It is possible a Jeff Francoeur type of ceiling(with more power?) is his upside. That isn't that bad. But it isn't what was expected of him. Maybe we need to temper hope with reality.
    I don't think he is a Francoeur type. Frenchy swings at everything, ala Brandon Phillips. Bruce isn't that type of hitter. Bruce doesn't have bad plate discipline. He just doesn't walk much. There is a big difference between the two types of players.

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    Re: Friday May 2nd minor league updates

    Maloney: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I don't think he is a Francoeur type. Frenchy swings at everything, ala Brandon Phillips. Bruce isn't that type of hitter. Bruce doesn't have bad plate discipline. He just doesn't walk much. There is a big difference between the two types of players.
    Yeah, but not taking walks is not good plate discipline. Jay may be able to hit for 320 average at some point in the majors, but the ones that walk 100 times with it are the true gods of baseball. Jay looks like a cut below it right now.

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    Dayton goes up 2-0 in the 4th with runners on the corners with 2 outs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aronchis View Post
    Yeah, but not taking walks is not good plate discipline. Jay may be able to hit for 320 average at some point in the majors, but the ones that walk 100 times with it are the true gods of baseball. Jay looks like a cut below it right now.
    No, not swinging at pitches out of the zone is good plate discipline. Jay doesn't do that much.

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    Re: Friday May 2nd minor league updates

    BTW, coming into tonight, Shaun Cumberland is hitting .364/.468/.606 - 1.074 OPS through 66 atbats in Chattanooga.

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    Rafael Gonzalez got roughed up:

    3 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K

    His night is over.

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    Re: Friday May 2nd minor league updates

    Brandon Waring has walked in both his plate appearances.

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    Valaika is 1-for-2 with a double. He's got 15 XBH (9 doubles, 6 homeruns) in 118 atbats.

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    Re: Friday May 2nd minor league updates

    Daryl Thompson throws a 1-2-3 first inning with three groundouts.

    Volquez has 6 K's through 3.


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