Your nightly/daily links. Discuss the games here.
Lehigh Valley loses 2-1.
Reading loses 3-2.
Clearwater wins 4-0.
battling line of the day is easy; Domonic Brown: 1/3, HR (6), SB (4)
pitching line of the day is easy; Austin Hyatt: 8 IP – 0 ER – 1 H – 2 BB – 14 K (6 GB, 2 FB)
Hyatt, for those of you who were asking, is a fastball/slider guy. He’s old for A+ ball, but is doing what he’s supposed to, and that’s dominate. I asked Kevin Goldstein via Twitter where his fastball is sitting, and he replied “88-91”, which is on the lower end of what I had read before, which was 90-93, though I suppose he can hit those ranges in short stints. Hyatt has great command, and with great command, he can carve up A ball hitters with relative ease. The big test comes at AA.
If you missed it a few days ago, I wrote a very lengthy piece expressing my views on the MLB draft, why its flawed, and how to fix it. Obviously I don’t expect my ideas to be used, or even accepted by the masses, and the debates on how to fix the draft will go on for as long as the draft remains the mess it is today. But I’ve been thinking more about the upcoming draft, and past drafts, and I thought I’d write another piece, because I think maybe we’re missing the mark with our draft analysis and reactions. Check below for more…
Continue reading More thoughts on the draft
The Lakewood BlueClaws have been kind enough to arrange for a Question and Answer with reliever Josh Zeid. Zeid, a 6’4, 210 reliever was named the Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Month for the Month of April. Zeid, 23, was chosen in the 10th Round of the 2009 draft out of Tulane University. Zeid spent the first two seasons of his collegiate career at Vanderbilt, and then transferred to Tulane. He was the Gatorade Connecticut High School Player of the Year his senior year in high school.
Continue reading Q and A with Josh Zeid
Here is the thread to discuss the night’s games.
Lehigh Valley loses 3-2.
Reading wins 4-2.
Clearwater loses 4-3.
Lakewood loses 2-1.
Nick Hernandez with the best pitching performance of the night
7 IP – 0 ER – 3 H – 1 BB – 4 K