Daily Archives: July 18, 2010

Trade Chatter, July 19-25

If you must discuss potential trades, please do it in this post and don’t clutter other discussions with off topic comments. In my opinion, the Phillies should be protecting their top 10 or so prospects during the deadline, deal for a few rentals and make a run at squeezing into the playoffs. No sense trading any of our above average prospects for 1 year rentals when we need a lot of things to go right to just make the playoffs at this point. But, discuss away.

‘Pigs Weekend Update

Friday–Lehigh Valley lost their second straight game, post All Star break, this time 7-3 to Louisville.  An RBI single by Domonic Brown got the ‘Pigs on the board in the first inning and they then added 2 more in the 4th on a Paul Hoover RBI single and a Brian Bocock Sac Fly, making it 3-0.  Louisville began chipping away and before Lehigh Valley turned around, Louisville scored 7 unanswered for the victory. Drew Carpenter started and was adequate, going 6 innings, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits.  He walked one and struck out 4.  Oscar Villarreal (1-3) took the loss in relief.  John Mayberry had his 2nd consecutive three hit game, while Paul Hoover added 2 hits of his own. Aroldis CHapman got the win in relief for Lousiville, striking out all four Lehigh Valley hitters he faced. Continue reading ‘Pigs Weekend Update

On rotation spot designations, upside, and velocity

The most common question I get when people e-mail me is “What do you think of pitcher X” or “what is pitcher X’s upside”. I figured that this would be a good spot for me to talk a bit about how I look at pitchers, what I focus on, and why, and then to also talk a little about my theory on starting pitching designations in the majors. Hopefully this will answer some questions that people have, or just serve as a good discussion on player evaluation. So check below and we’ll get started.

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