Daily Archives: June 14, 2011

Crazy Day In Allentown

Although not necessarily prospect relevant, the goings on today in Allentown probably deserve a post of its own. It goes as follows:

3B Ronnie Belliard announced his retirement pre-game. He had been the primary starting third baseman through the first part of the season but had seen his playing time decrease with the addition of Pete Orr.

Speaking of Pete Orr, he had been penciled in as the starting 3B this evening, but was pulled from the lineup when his wife went into labor.  Replacing him was Jeff Larish, who was supposed to be used in emergencies only after coming down with the flu circulating around the clubhouse. Continue reading Crazy Day In Allentown

Around the System–Middle Infield

Not a whole heck of a lot to discuss in the middle infield from a prospect standpoint. Freddy Galvis and Cesar Hernandez are the two who are on the 40 man roster, while Edgar Duran has been worth watching as well.

Lehigh Valley

Josh Barfield, 28, .271/.309/.389 in 203 AB’s; 4 HR 28 RBI; 7/13 SB; 6% bb rate/18% k rate; .245 vs. LH, .280 vs. RH, .213 with RISP; .344 in May. 53 games at 2B with 4 errors (.983); 4.49 R/F. Barfield has come on nicely at the plate with some key hits over the last month. Defensively he is adequate at best. Continue reading Around the System–Middle Infield