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August 20, 2010

ScoutingTheSally scouts the Kannapolis Intimidators

Newman @ STS:

Tyler Saladino, SS – A pleasant surprise, Saladino was the most complete prospect on the field in my eyes.  Having just turned 21, he’s not young for the level, but plays the game the right way and makes the most out of the tools he does have.  And while the tools may only be average across-the-board, very few players even have that to offer.  Call me a fan.

Saladino’s splits.

More reports at the link.

Brian Anderson’s AAA pitching debut

Filed under: MLB — The Wizard @ August 20, 2010 7:37 pm
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8/19:

Omaha
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hardy, B 5.0 8 4 4 1 2 1 2.75
Anderson, Br 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Coleman (W, 4-1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.22
Rupe (H, 1) 0.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 2.72
Collins, T (S, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.71

Pitches-strikes: Anderson, Br 20-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Anderson, Br 3-3.
Batters faced: Anderson, Br 6.

MLB.com:

Brian Anderson, a former outfielder for the White Sox and the Royals, made his Triple-A debut as a pitcher a rousing success on Thursday at Fresno. He pitched two perfect innings in relief in Omaha’s 6-5 victory.”He’s definitely throwing Major League stuff,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “He’s got his fastball up to 97 miles an hour and his comfort zone is 95.”

Yost also said Anderson’s slider rates as Major League average quality and his pitch command just a tick below average.

“When he first did it, I wasn’t sure it’d work out for him, but he’s proven to me that it very well may,” Yost said. “Somewhere down the road I imagine he’ll get a look. I don’t know if it’ll be this September, it might be next spring, but he’s done enough to warrant that.”

Here are BA’s splits.

Baseball America on Jon Gilmore

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 20, 2010 1:02 pm
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From the ‘Not So Hot Sheet’ section of today’s ‘Prospect Hot Sheet’:

Jon Gilmore, 3b, White Sox: Perhaps Gilmore has run out of steam. He’s hitting just .224/.250/.241 in August and hasn’t homered since June 25. His struggles worsened last week, when he was just 2-for-23 and both were singles. More nettlesome, the big picture for Gilmore, 21, isn’t adding up. He’s hit .321 this season, but it’s fairly empty with a 27/72 walk/strikeout ratio and just 28 extra-base hits. His .355 OBP and .402 slugging marks are greatly enhanced at home (.357/.391/.446 vs. .286/.318/.359), and he’s committed 35 errors while also grounding into 18 double plays. He’s a .321 hitter, but the rest of the numbers don’t scream “prospect.”

Gilmore’s stats and splits.

Smells Like Mascot: Blinded

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 20, 2010 1:52 am
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Carl’s latest is another classic:

http://www.smellslikemascot.com/2010/08/blinded.html

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