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    Tuesday August 17, 2010 Minor League Updates

    Chiefs @ Bats - 7:05

    Sappelt CF
    Cozart SS
    Alonso 1B
    Frazier LF
    Francisco 3B
    Balentien RF
    Valaika 2B
    Miller C
    Jukich P

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    Re: Tuesday August 17, 2010 Minor League Updates

    It's a little odd to me that Cozart has batted second nearly every day in that lineup. I mean, that's OK. But it's not like he's a high-OBP guy, and it's not like Louisville is short on hitters. You almost have to wonder if it's related to Dusty's penchant for hitting the SS in the 2-hole.

    Otherwise, doesn't Valaika seem like a better choice? He doesn't have Cozart's speed or stolen-base skill, but he gets on base a little more and is generally regarded as a better hitter. You'd think he'd at least get an occasional shot at the top of the order. Whatever, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mace View Post
    It's a little odd to me that Cozart has batted second nearly every day in that lineup. I mean, that's OK. But it's not like he's a high-OBP guy, and it's not like Louisville is short on hitters. You almost have to wonder if it's related to Dusty's penchant for hitting the SS in the 2-hole.
    Doubtful. The only other player that would be a good fit for the 2 hole is Valakia and his OBP isn't much better. Cozart though can swipe a base so it makes him a better option IMO.
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    Valaika's OBP isn't much higher than Cozarts, despite his average being higher. Cozart has double the walks.
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    Re: Tuesday August 17, 2010 Minor League Updates

    DSL Reds won 2-1 in a 6 Inning game. Sanchez had 1 of the 2 hits for the Reds.

    18 year old RH De Los Santos got the complete game win (8-1) Lowering his ERA to 2.01 in 13 starts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorrisHopper30 View Post
    Valaika's OBP isn't much higher than Cozarts, despite his average being higher. Cozart has double the walks.
    It's .334 to .321. That's not a landslide, but it's a definite edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nemesis View Post
    DSL Reds won 2-1 in a 6 Inning game. Sanchez had 1 of the 2 hits for the Reds.

    18 year old RH De Los Santos got the complete game win (8-1) Lowering his ERA to 2.01 in 13 starts.
    De Los Santos was chosen for the DSL all-star team. By the numbers, at least, he looks to be a very nice prospect--possibly even a 5-10 choice among the organization's starters.

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    Re: Tuesday August 17, 2010 Minor League Updates

    Cozart has been leading the league in runs scored for quite a while. While that says something about the guys hitting behind him, he must be doing something right, right?

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    Cozart has been leading the league in runs scored for quite a while. While that says something about the guys hitting behind him, he must be doing something right, right?
    Good point. It's not a biggie. Just seems like, with Valaika hitting over. 300 for most of the season, you'd think he'd get some shots at the top of the order. I'd also think that they'd want to take a look at Cozart in different parts of the order. He could easily be a 7- or 8-hole hitter in the big leagues. You'd think he might see a glimpse of that, anyway.

    But, hey, I'd be the last guy to question Rick Sweet. I think very highly of him.

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    Re: Tuesday August 17, 2010 Minor League Updates

    K, K, groundout for Jukich in the 1st.

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    Re: Tuesday August 17, 2010 Minor League Updates

    Sappelt single
    Cozart double (28)
    Yonder single

    1-0 Bats

    nobody out, runners on the corners

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    Wow - it did not take long for the Bats to break the no hits with runners in scoring position streak!

    BTW, I heard on the pre-game show that the Bats will be giving away Corky Miller posters on the 28th!

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    Re: Tuesday August 17, 2010 Minor League Updates

    Frazier doubles

    2-0 Bats

    Sweet is being very conservative in deciding to send runners home tonight

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    Re: Tuesday August 17, 2010 Minor League Updates

    Francisco singles

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    Re: Tuesday August 17, 2010 Minor League Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by mace View Post
    It's .334 to .321. That's not a landslide, but it's a definite edge.
    Not when you consider the lower guy has better speed and SB skills.

    .013 equates to getting on base about once more every 20 games.

    Not even close enough to make up the base running difference


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