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    Quote Originally Posted by icehole3 View Post
    Wiley is built like a Linebacker, runs like a deer.
    So if I wanted to write and ask for his autograph would I begin the request letter with the words "Deer Linebacker"?

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    Re: Sunday 7/5/09 minor league updates

    It seems painfully obvious that Ian Snell does not belong in AAA. Walt should make a low-ball offer and try to steal him. You can't have too many major-league arms.

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    Re: Sunday 7/5/09 minor league updates

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    It seems painfully obvious that Ian Snell does not belong in AAA. Walt should make a low-ball offer and try to steal him. You can't have too many major-league arms.
    Especially when one of them is Bronson Arroyo.
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    So the Reds now see Rosales as a better option at SS than Valaika? Interesting development.

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    Wiley is an average runner. But yes, he is solidly built and not someone you would want hitting you at full speed. Just ask the Fort Wayne catcher he knocked into la-la land last week.

    It will be interesting to watch Wiley over the next few days and see how long he can keep this momentum going.

    The biggest negative with Wiley is that there is no way he could ever play any position other than left field, and he is going to be well below average there, simply because his arm is off-the-charts weak. On a potential sacrifice fly that would reach the depth where a normal left fielder would have a 50/50 chance to throw out the runner, Wiley would have to use a relay man. He is about 80 feet short on his arm strength than an average left fielder.

    But you can't take anything away from the game he had yesterday. Even the West Michigan fans were cheering him after the third homer.

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    Re: Sunday 7/5/09 minor league updates

    Wiley is an average runner. But yes, he is solidly built and not someone you would want hitting you at full speed. Just ask the Fort Wayne catcher he knocked into la-la land last week.

    It will be interesting to watch Wiley over the next few days and see how long he can keep this momentum going.

    The biggest negative with Wiley is that there is no way he could ever play any position other than left field, and he is going to be well below average there, simply because his arm is off-the-charts weak. On a potential sacrifice fly that would reach the depth where a normal left fielder would have a 50/50 chance to throw out the runner, Wiley would have to use a relay man. He is about 80 feet short on his arm strength than an average left fielder.

    But you can't take anything away from the game he had yesterday. Even the West Michigan fans were cheering him after the third homer.
    Redsof72, I'm curious about the power tool for Wiley and Means. Whose got more raw power? Do you see either guy maintaining/gaining real power potential as he moves up?
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    Wiley has tremendous raw power. Far more than Means. Not even close.

    Means is a big, strong guy who should have better power than he has now when he gets his body better conditioned for baseball and gets some flexibility in his hands/wrists. Means has outstanding speed.

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    Re: Sunday 7/5/09 minor league updates

    Quote Originally Posted by redsof72 View Post
    Wiley is an average runner. But yes, he is solidly built and not someone you would want hitting you at full speed. Just ask the Fort Wayne catcher he knocked into la-la land last week.

    It will be interesting to watch Wiley over the next few days and see how long he can keep this momentum going.

    The biggest negative with Wiley is that there is no way he could ever play any position other than left field, and he is going to be well below average there, simply because his arm is off-the-charts weak. On a potential sacrifice fly that would reach the depth where a normal left fielder would have a 50/50 chance to throw out the runner, Wiley would have to use a relay man. He is about 80 feet short on his arm strength than an average left fielder.

    But you can't take anything away from the game he had yesterday. Even the West Michigan fans were cheering him after the third homer.
    If his arm is that weak, wouldn't he better suited for 1B?
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    Re: Sunday 7/5/09 minor league updates

    Wiley has tremendous raw power. Far more than Means. Not even close.

    Means is a big, strong guy who should have better power than he has now when he gets his body better conditioned for baseball and gets some flexibility in his hands/wrists. Means has outstanding speed.
    Interesting -- thanks. Good to hear re: Wiley. He got obscenely hot late last year with Billings. Maybe he'll do the same this season... so far, so good, I'd say.

    Another question -- can Means defend?
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    Re: Sunday 7/5/09 minor league updates

    I would say Wiley is obscenely hot right now. Will be interesting to watch.

    Means is an outstanding defensive outfielder, strong arm, can play center well and has the arm to play right.

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    I would say Wiley is obscenely hot right now. Will be interesting to watch.

    Means is an outstanding defensive outfielder, strong arm, can play center well and has the arm to play right.
    Nice. Dayton has become an interesting group here in the 2nd half.
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    Re: Sunday 7/5/09 minor league updates

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Nice. Dayton has become an interesting group here in the 2nd half.
    Yep. The addition of Josh Fellhauer makes them more interesting. We should see a few more 2009draftees make their way to Dayton later this summer. Donnie Joseph, Mark Serrano, and Brian Pearl are all candidates to see some time in Dayton this year. Possibly Brad Boxberger too if he signs in time.
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    Re: Sunday 7/5/09 minor league updates

    Shea Snowden helps Luca Panerati celebrate his first win.

    http://billingsgazette.com/sports/ba...cc4c03286.html
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Sunday 7/5/09 minor league updates

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Shea Snowden helps Luca Panerati celebrate his first win.

    http://billingsgazette.com/sports/ba...cc4c03286.html
    That, alone, is worth a bobblehead night, IMO.

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    Re: Sunday 7/5/09 minor league updates

    Quote Originally Posted by redsof72 View Post
    Wiley is an average runner. But yes, he is solidly built and not someone you would want hitting you at full speed. Just ask the Fort Wayne catcher he knocked into la-la land last week.

    It will be interesting to watch Wiley over the next few days and see how long he can keep this momentum going.

    The biggest negative with Wiley is that there is no way he could ever play any position other than left field, and he is going to be well below average there, simply because his arm is off-the-charts weak. On a potential sacrifice fly that would reach the depth where a normal left fielder would have a 50/50 chance to throw out the runner, Wiley would have to use a relay man. He is about 80 feet short on his arm strength than an average left fielder.

    But you can't take anything away from the game he had yesterday. Even the West Michigan fans were cheering him after the third homer.
    not to doubt any of your extreme knowledge of most of the players in the organization, but he can run and he can play center, the Reds may not play him in center but when I saw him in college he was a good center fielder, I just disagree with your comments a little.

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