Daily Discussion, Mattair Q & A Update

We have gotten quite a few excellent questions for Travis Mattair.  He will be interviewed either tomorrow or Wednesday.  Look for his answers before the end of the week.  As we have quite a few questions, please hold up on any more. We can’t saturate him too much…We will be looking to do more interviews similar to this over the next several weeks.

Jason Donald began his climb back into the Lehigh Valley lineup by playing today for the GCL Phils.  He went 1-3 with a run scored. 

After being unable to complete a deal, the Phils optioned Jack Taschner down to AAA Lehigh Valley.

Kyle Drabek’s line today: 7IP, 6H, 2R, 1BB, 5K. CF Quintin Berry stole his 29th base of the year for Reading.

Jason Knapp on the hill for Lakewood tonight. Check in for game updates at http://blog.blueclaws.com/

11 thoughts on “Daily Discussion, Mattair Q & A Update

  1. Domingo Santana might the best 16 year old in pro baseball. Lets hope he becomes the best 17 year old on Aug. 5th. Today, two more doubles for a very weak hitting otherwise GCL Phils team. In his last 6 games he is 8 for 23 with a grand slam, a three run homer, a two run homer and four doubles.

  2. Yep . Santana has hit in 6 straight after going 0 for 3 in his first game. It’s either feast or famine though. He has struck out 11 times in 26 at bats but has a nice 1.165 OPS to start out.

    Santana in the field and lefty change up starter Matt Way on the mound are my two top rookies so far. Way’s line tonight was one hit and no runs over six inning tonight for Williamsport. After three starts and 14 innings of work, he has given up only a one run on five hits. He has had great control giving up only one walk to go with 13 strike outs. Must have some kind of change up to put up those numbers.

  3. It was great to read the Lakewood boxscore to see that it wasn’t Knapp who gave up all the runs last night. He only gave up 1 run and pitched great again. Gose is up to 285 and Sweet Lou is somehow up to 280 in an amazing turnaround from where he was as he’s been over 300 since June 1. My biggest question, still unanswered, is how did Michael Taylor not get selected for the Futures Game…

  4. For lack of a better place to put this, BA has an article on Flande. It’s very similar to the Inquirer article from the other day, but this quote from pitching coach Steve Schrenk caught my eye:

    “Our big thing in the organization is fastball command, and then we go changeup, then we go to the breaking pitch.”

    That’s a bit of developmental philosophy I was not aware of.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=5383

  5. Yet, somehow Taylor wasn’t good enough for the Futures Game. Bill Conlin already sounded off about this and, you know what? He was right.

  6. “Three years ago, scouts liked to criticize Taylor as just another Stanford hitter with an inside-out swing. Now he’s a masher with surprising speed and star potential.”

    I like that.

  7. Kevin Mahar was pulled from the game tonight in Reading. I wonder if anything is brewing….

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