Peoria 9, Phoenix 10
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It’s been a little rough for Adams and ot so far, kind of discouraging.
to the extent that anything can be gleaned from a small sample, it’s interesting that taveras and adams’s performances so far look pretty similar (.614 OPS for Adams v. .647 for Oscar).
also, looking at who’s doing what in the offseason (http://mlb.mlb.com/milb/stats/org.jsp?id=stl) why is matt carpenter out in the dominican, of all places? if he needed winter work, wouldn’t he have been a good arizona candidate?
also, hello ryan jackson (.949 OPS)!
*.919 for jackson.
The Arizona league is for AA grads, not for AAA vets like Carpenter.
Not rigorously true, but close enough. Only two of the 17 position players on the Peoria roster played at AAA last year. One other had a brief stint in the majors, but that was a special case, catcher Adam Moore (Seattle), who’d had a couple of cups of coffee, then tore up a knee in April and did not resume baseball until the AFL. If Carpenter had been there, he wouldn’t have been the only AAA player, but he’d have been in a distinct minority.
The pattern is different for pitchers, obviously, but Mrs. TLR’s basic point remains correct. Incidentally, Oscar Taveras is the only Peoria player I could find who hadn’t reached at least the A+ level by the end of 2011.
Sorry, that was in response to the point about AFL being for “AA grads, not for AAA vets like Carpenter.” I wish this software was clearer about when you’re responding to the root article and when you’re responding to another comment.
It is highly unusual for the Cards to send a low A position player, Tavaras, to the AFL.
The AFL does get a lot of relief pitchers, because the starting pitchers are best served to rest (as with Shelby Miller for example). So we may send A level relievers.
Matt Carptenter would not be asked to go to the AFL, since this would be a step backwards, for a hitter who has proven himself already at AAA.
Taveras getting assigned to the AFL is an enormous compliment to him from the Cardinals. Mo and Mrs. TLR think very highly of our young Oscar.
You are right about Carpenter, what he needs right now is more at bats, which he will get in the longer winter season, not the fall AZL.
Adams had an interesting game however. Despite his 0-3 he had 2 rbi’s. Walked in a run and a sac fly.
Taveras gidp…in one of his 0-5 at bats. He must be ready for the 2011 Cards. :o[
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