Wednesday, May 18, 2005

USD-AAA Approved

It’s been a while. Time for another stroll through the minors, this time starting with Triple-A.

New Orleans Zephyrs

Tyrell Godwin, OF: He’s an Endy Chavez clone who’s not hitting as hot as he was initially. Most of his value is in his batting average -- never a good sign for a prospect.
.308/ .368/ .378 13 BB/ 25 K

Brendan Harris, 3B: The heir apparent to Vinny Castilla and a graduate of a high school in the next town over from where I grew up has been hitting much better than his Dante-like 4th-level-of-hell-frigid pace earlier this season. He still isn't showing a ton of patience, but he is slugging the ball well.
.291/ .337/ .470 11 BB/ 29 K

Matt Cepicky, OF: The left-handed corner outfielder has to be wondering what he needs to do to get another crack at the majors. He's the poor man's Matt Stairs.
.257/ .325/ .463 14 BB/ 36 K

Rick Short, IF: Another player who has to wonder what the hell he has to do to get a chance. He's not young, and certainly won't be a star. But he's probably a better player than the now-injured Henry Mateo. That he's smacking the hell out of the ball in the minors can only help.
.328/ .410/ .534 13 BB/ 8 K

Melvin Nieves, OF: Yeah, it's that Mel Nieves. He started off in AA, but got a sudden promotion when half of NO's outfield ended up in DC. I'd assume he's got no shot at coming back up, but with Bowden, you can't assume anything.
.275/ .464/ .625 13 BB/ 16 K (Only 40 ABs)

Larry Broadway hit ineffectively in 18 games, but is still having knee problems from when he collided with the tarp a few weeks ago. He'll be out 4-6 weeks.

Sunny Kim has been New Orleans' best starter. Unfortunately he's in a franchise loaded with starters. He's going to have to hope for injury or trade, I imagine.
42 IP, 2.79 ERA, 34 K, 14 BB

Joe Horgan appears to be pitching better than he initially was, but he still has a long way to go before getting out of Frank's doghouse.
9 IP, 4.00 ERA, 9 K, 8! BB

Ed Yarnall gets a mention, because he's left-handed. While known as a finesse pitcher, he has decent strikeout numbers, but he doesn't seem to be on the team's radar.
29.2 IP, 4.25 ERA, 38 K, 10 BB

Josh Karp is probably the best 'prospect' at AAA. Just 25, he's trying to reacquire that sheen he had when taken in the first round.
14 IP, 3.86 ERA, 12 K, 4 BB

1 Comments:

  • Carlos Baerga reads these stats and has a hearty laugh. Ha ha ha!

    I say let's just totally rotate the 5th starter slot. ohka, day, vargas, rauch, kim, yarnall...we can have a new one every turn the rest of the year!

    By Blogger El Gran Color Naranja, at 5/18/2005 11:47 AM  

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