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    Re: Mark Pawelek

    I'd guess A+. pitcher's league, big parks, and everyone's SLG takes a nosedive it seems. He's not a baby, and while coddling pitchers is usually a good idea, I think at 22 he needs to be challenged a little bit.
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    Re: Mark Pawelek

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    I'd guess A+. pitcher's league, big parks, and everyone's SLG takes a nosedive it seems. He's not a baby, and while coddling pitchers is usually a good idea, I think at 22 he needs to be challenged a little bit.
    I was gonna say extended s/t is probably where he is initially for a couple of weeks then off to Dayton. But this is a good argument so I must agree Sarasota is a good bet.
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    Re: Mark Pawelek

    I think at 22 he needs to be challenged a little bit.
    What's between the ears is more important than what's on the tires in this case, I'd say. You want him to have success out of the chute. Plenty of years left to challenge the guy.
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    Re: Mark Pawelek

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    What's between the ears is more important than what's on the tires in this case, I'd say. You want him to have success out of the chute. Plenty of years left to challenge the guy.
    Sarasota is the best place for that. It fits from an offensive suppression standpoint. Plus if he fails at levels he's already been, it's a waste of a signing. At 22 it's time to see if he has it between the ears.
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    Re: Mark Pawelek

    Sarasota is the best place for that. It fits from an offensive suppression standpoint.
    But the hitters are a lot better than they are in Billings.

    Plus if he fails at levels he's already been, it's a waste of a signing.
    If he fails at Billings, that means he was not wasting a roster spot at a higher level. If he fails in Sarasota, you don't know if he could have handled an assignment at a lower level. Put him in a place where he can succeed, then move him up. Don't start him where he might fail, then move him back. Bass ackwards.

    At 22 it's time to see if he has it between the ears.
    We already know he got all mixed up in the Cubs organization. It's going to take time for the kid to get comfortable again. Best to initiate that process where he's got a good chance of seeing positive results. Like I said, there's plenty of time -- years -- to ramp up the competition.
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    Re: Mark Pawelek

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    I'd guess A+. pitcher's league, big parks, and everyone's SLG takes a nosedive it seems. He's not a baby, and while coddling pitchers is usually a good idea, I think at 22 he needs to be challenged a little bit.
    The guy has pitched 4 innings above rookie ball. If he goes anywhere for a full season league it ought to be Dayton.

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    Re: Mark Pawelek

    Here is a update on Mark Pawelek.

    http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...pbp&pid=476263

    Mark Pawelek * 38 | P
    Status: Active

    Sarasota Reds
    Class A Advanced Florida State League

    Stats
    ERA:
    9.00W-L:
    0-1SV:
    0SO:
    6 Bookmark Player
    Full Name: Mark W. Pawelek
    Born: 08/18/1986
    Birthplace: Springville, UT
    Height: 6' 3"
    Weight: 190
    Bats: L
    Throws: L


    2009 Season
    Team League W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG
    SAR FSL 0 1 9.00 5 0 0 0 0 6.0 7 6 6 1 5 6 0.71 .280
    Minors 0 1 9.00 5 0 0 0 0 6.0 7 6 6 1 5 6 0.71 .280

    Last 10 Games: (Current team only)
    Date OPP W L ERA SV IP H ER BB SO
    Jun 13 @LAK 0 0 0.00 0 1.0 1 0 2 0
    Jun 16 CLR 0 0 0.00 0 1.0 0 0 1 0
    Jun 26 LAK 0 0 18.00 0 1.0 2 2 2 1
    Jun 27 LAK 0 0 4.50 0 2.0 1 1 0 4
    Jul 05 @CHA 0 1 27.00 0 1.0 3 3 0 1
    Totals 0 1 9.00 0 6.0 7 6 5 6

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    Splits: (Current team only)
    Entire Season W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG
    Reliever 0 1 9.00 5 0 0 0 0 6.0 7 6 6 1 5 6 0.71 .280
    vs Left 54.00 0.1 5 2 2 0 0 1 .833
    vs Right 6.35 5.2 2 4 4 1 5 5 0.71 .105
    Home Games 0 0 6.75 3 0 0 0 0 4.0 3 3 3 1 3 5 0.40 .200
    Away Games 0 1 13.50 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 4 3 3 0 2 1 1.50 .400
    Night Games 0 1 9.00 5 0 0 0 0 6.0 7 6 6 1 5 6 0.71 .280
    On Grass 0 1 9.00 5 0 0 0 0 6.0 7 6 6 1 5 6 0.71 .280
    June 0 0 5.40 4 0 0 0 0 5.0 4 3 3 1 5 5 0.43 .211
    July 0 1 27.00 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 3 3 3 0 0 1 2.00 .500
    Pre All-Star 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.50 .143
    Post All-Star 0 1 13.50 3 0 0 0 0 4.0 6 6 6 1 2 6 1.00 .333
    Bases Empty 4.50 2.0 2 1 1 1 2 4 0.00 .250
    Runners On 11.25 4.0 5 5 5 0 3 2 1.00 .294
    Scoring Position 16.87 2.2 5 5 5 0 1 2 2.00 .385
    Season Totals 0 1 9.00 5 0 0 0 0 6.0 7 6 6 1 5 6 0.71 .280

    2008 Season:
    Team League W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG
    BOI NOR 2 2 6.20 13 2 0 0 0 24.2 25 21 17 0 19 21 2.25 .272
    Minors 2 2 6.20 13 2 0 0 0 24.2 25 21 17 0 19 21 2.25 .272

    Biography:
    Selected by the Chicago Cubs in the first round (No. 20 overall) in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft out of Springville (Utah) High School...scouted by John Bartsch.
    Highlights:
    Made 13 appearances -- including two starts -- for Class A Short-Season Boise in the Northwest League. Went 2-2 with a 6.20 ERA over 24 2/3 innings. Struck out 21 and walked 19...fanned season-high six after allowing two runs on a hit two walks in three innings for the victory in 8-5 win over Yakima on Aug. 4.
    Began the season with the Peoria Chiefs of the Class A Midwest League, but was transferred to extended spring training April 17...broke his right (non-throwing) elbow in June after tripping over his PlayStation and slammed the joint against the corner of a wall...pitched one game with the (Rookie-level) Arizona League Cubs on July 28 against the AZL Mariners and allowed an unearned run on two hits and a walk while striking out one in one inning...promoted to the Boise Hawks of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League on July 29...did not allow a run in three of his first four appearances for Boise.
    Spent the entire season with the Boise Hawks of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League, going 3-5 with a 2.51 ERA in 15 appearances (12 starts)...lost his first three decisions, before alternating wins and losses the rest of the way...surrendered 24 runs -- 17 earned -- in 61 innings...fifth in the league in ERA.
    Made 14 appearances (13 starts) in his first professional season with the (Rookie-level) Arizona League Cubs...went 0-3 with a 2.72 ERA...second in the league in games started.

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    Re: Mark Pawelek

    Sounds to me like a left-handed Josh Ravin. If they can get him straightened out, he would be a welcome pickup. Have patience...
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    He did pretty well in Dayton when he went there, but

    he's struggled in A+, though I'm not surprised. My guess is we'll see a completely different pitcher this time next season once he relaxes and goes back to his natural pitching form and can get through the mental part. He simply needs reps now to relearn everything.

    He's not someone I'd suspect to see great things out of for awhile, but he's a lefty and has filthy stuff, so that alone will buy him time.

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    Re: Mark Pawelek

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    Sarasota is the best place for that. It fits from an offensive suppression standpoint. Plus if he fails at levels he's already been, it's a waste of a signing. At 22 it's time to see if he has it between the ears.

    As I have mentioned in the past... I'm a prophet.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Mark Pawelek

    Here's a link with a little more detail to see how his outings have been:

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...pbp&pid=476263

    Check his splits for lefties and righties.

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    Re: Mark Pawelek

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    As I have mentioned in the past... I'm a prophet.
    Congratulations. I can't find my post, but I do recall that I missed it badly. I think I had him going to GCL for evaluation before assigning him. This admission gives me the right to boast should I ever get one right in the future.

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    Re: Mark Pawelek

    Quote Originally Posted by RED VAN HOT View Post
    Congratulations. I can't find my post, but I do recall that I missed it badly. I think I had him going to GCL for evaluation before assigning him. This admission gives me the right to boast should I ever get one right in the future.
    I get so few right... I had no choice but to boast.
    Suck it up cupcake.


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