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    Re: Monday 6/16 Minor Leage Updates

    if he doesn't play for a while between CWS and signing, then he's probably off to Billings for at least a tuneup

    if they sign him right away, then he can go to a lot of places.

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    Re: Monday 6/16 Minor Leage Updates

    Alonso just made a really nice scoop to get the lead runner doubled up at 1B.

    Granted it's college ball, but Alonso's glove looks to be quite a bit better than Votto's. He's not as athletic as Votto, but he seems more polished.

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    Re: Monday 6/16 Minor Leage Updates

    Just turned it on after watching the Open. Any idea when he's due up?

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    Re: Monday 6/16 Minor Leage Updates

    I think he leads off the bottom of the 7th.

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    Re: Monday 6/16 Minor Leage Updates

    fly out for Alonso

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    Re: Monday 6/16 Minor Leage Updates

    Flies out to center, but man what a sweet stroke.

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    Re: Monday 6/16 Minor Leage Updates

    I thought that one was gone when he hit it.

    Question: Does anyone who has seen Alonso play not absolutely love the pick now?

    (Didn't think so. haha.)

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    Re: Monday 6/16 Minor Leage Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    I thought that one was gone when he hit it.

    Question: Does anyone who has seen Alonso play not absolutely love the pick now?

    (Didn't think so. haha.)
    I love the pick. I've probably seen every one of his atbats in the Super Regionals and CWS and I don't think I've seen him swing at one bad pitch yet. His plate discipline is plus-plus.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Monday 6/16 Minor Leage Updates

    He's up now.

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    Re: Monday 6/16 Minor Leage Updates

    Another fly out for Alonso.

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    Re: Monday 6/16 Minor Leage Updates

    3rd 385 foot fly out.

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    Re: Monday 6/16 Minor Leage Updates

    I don't think he's going to hit a lot of balls on the ground.

    I don't know who to compare his swing to. The closest I can come is Geoff Jenkins -- the max-force uppercut is similar, though Alonso is center-leftcenter oriented, while Jenkins is mostly looking to pull. Anyway, Alonso's is certainly a swing to behold.
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    Re: Monday 6/16 Minor Leage Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    I don't think he's going to hit a lot of balls on the ground.

    I don't know who to compare his swing to. The closest I can come is Geoff Jenkins -- the max-force uppercut is similar, though Alonso is center-leftcenter oriented, while Jenkins is mostly looking to pull. Anyway, Alonso's is certainly a swing to behold.
    Hmmm I don't know about a Geoff Jenkins comparison. Jenkins has arguably the most drastic uppercut in the majors. I can't really think of a good comparison myself though.

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    Re: Monday 6/16 Minor Leage Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    I don't think he's going to hit a lot of balls on the ground.
    I've been thinking the same thing.

    Maybe that's part of the reason we rated him higher then the other 1st basemen. If we want to religiously avoid extreme flyball pitchers in GAB, shouldn't flyball hitters be who we are targeting?

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    Re: Monday 6/16 Minor Leage Updates

    Dayton is off for the MWL All-Star break and Chattanooga has the night off, so Louisville and Sarasota are the only teams playing tonight. Billings opens tomorrow night and the GCL opens on Thursday.
    I miss Adam Dunn.


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