Once again, you’ve probably all heard by now, but I will post the link to Team USA’s 7-0 victory over Netherlands. They play Cuba tonight.
Derrick Goold has some notes about Colby Rasmus‘ rehab and Josh Kinney‘s intention to return to the team this season. Goold also posted this article about Rasmus and a whole lot of other minor league related notes.
Kevin Goldstein answered three Cardinals questions in his chat the other day. Since it isn’t a subscription piece, I don’t feel bad giving them to you here in their entirety (although you really should subscribe to BP and visit every day):
KCardinal (KC): With Daryl Jones turning his tools into performance this year, will he make your top 100?
Kevin Goldstein: I’m a big Daryl Jones supporter and he’s got a lot of tools, but Top 100 is pushing it.
MikeJordan23 (Brooklyn): I’ll keep asking until you answer: With Brett Wallace hitting abilities but lack of position should the Cardinals trade him to the AL when he’s eligible or find him a new position? And thoughts on Niko Vasquez?
Kevin Goldstein: Stop asking! You don’t really worry about any sort of logjam until you are forced to. The Cardinals right now have a valuable commodity in their minor league system, but there is no reason to start making any decisions on it. Thoughts on Vasquez? I’m a big, big fan.
Jason Motte (Memphis): Would my one-pitch repetoire hold up in the Majors right now?
Kevin Goldstein: Seriously, what’s up with all the Jason Motte questions? Is there a fan club or something? I love the guy, gotta give it up for any converted catcher who has 97 whiffs in 58.2 innings at Triple-A. That said, I think he’d get righties out right now, but his arm angle and lack of secondary stuff would give him trouble against lefties.
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Posted on July 23rd, 2008 by roarke in 2008 MLB draft, Aaron Luna, Alex Castellanos, Brett Wallace, Charles Cutler, Jermaine Curtis, Lance Lynn, Niko Vasquez, Ryan Kulik, Scott Gorgen, Shane Peterson
I know, I know – it’s early. Small sample sizes and all that – I get it. But still, I think that we’ve seen enough of some of our draft picks to have a very early idea of what we’ve got in them. The truth of the matter is that I’ve been dying to write this post since the day Brett Wallace signed his contract, but I wanted him to get a few at bats under his belt. He now has 68 plate appearances and 54 at bats. That’s good enough for me. So, then, after the jump we’ll take a look at how Brett and the rest of the 2008 draft class have been faring. Read the rest of this entry »
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Erik chiming in here with a quick update: Friend of the blog Keith Law will be on with Jeff Gordon on 590 The Fan at 12:30pm today.
This is old, but I had not seen it before. The Hardball Times analyzes the top draft picks, including scouting video. The bit on Brett Wallace is interesting, comparing his swing to Prince Fielder‘s.
The Cardinals finally gave in and put Colby on the DL with his groin injury. Groin injuries seem to linger – I strained mine a couple of years ago and it wouldn’t go away until I finally stopped doing anything for two weeks.
All the teams were in action today and finished 2-4 on the night. All the details are after the jump.
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Posted on June 24th, 2008 by Aaron in Brett Wallace
Howdy, all you happenin cats and kitties out there in Future Redbirds land. You probably all know me already, from my other gigs, but I’ve got a serious thing for the minor leagues and I rarely get to write about them, so Mr. Erik Manning was nice enough to offer me a platform from which to do so. I’m not going to be a regular contributor around here, just an occasional guest star sort of situation. Hopefully I can add a little something and not gum up the works too very badly. Thanks to erik for the invite; I’m excited to be on board.
Anyway, back when all the draft talk was still purely hypothetical, fewgoodcards, this site’s resident draft and college baseball expert, and I debated the merits of Brett Wallace, who of course eventually became the Cards’ pick in the first round. FGC was very high on Wallace, believing that he had as good a chance of becoming a major leaguer as anyone in the draft; I wasn’t a fan, believing that a draft pick as high as the one the Cards had this year should be spent on a more athletic player, a pure ceiling sort of talent. After watching the Super Regionals of the CWS and seeing Wallace play for Arizona State, I have to admit I’m coming around on the Walrus. Let’s take a look at what Mr. Wallace brings to the table, shall we?
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