The 39th overall pick in 2008, Lance Lynn followed in the steps of the previous seasons supplemental pick and rapidly ascended through the system. Weighing in at a hefty 250lbs and a tall 6’5″ frame, Lynn got a taste of Memphis on the 4th of September. What follows are my impressions of both Lynn and his start that night.
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azruavatar in Scouting Reports, Springfield Cardinals
I’m going to do this in quick hit style because I think that’ll be most effective. I’ve got about 6 pages of scribbles and notes from each day I was at the ballpark. Only being there for 3 days, I’m dealing with a set of games where someone could have had a cold or just wasn’t performing at the time. These notes are simply my impressions: some of which confirmed what I already felt about players and others which dispelled previous beliefs.
Warning: There’s a bunch of pictures of players after the jump so be patient.
azruavatar in Clayton Mortensen, Scouting Reports
Pitch tracking his start on 4/19, below you’ll find the breakdown of Clayton Mortensen. It was a cold night, which likely led to more fastballs than usual. You’ll also note that I didn’t break out the sinkers against the four-seam fastball. It’s laziness on my part but I’d peg it around 80% sinkers and 20% pure fastballs.
azruavatar in Adam Ottavino, Scouting Reports
I took the time to review the tape from Adam Ottavino’s game on the 10th. There was some disgruntlement of my labeling it a so-so outing based on the boxscore. Talk of the strikezone being small and him only allowing 1 ER meaning I should have been more positive about it. I’m glad I took the time to watch the video.
azruavatar in Jason Motte, Mark Worrell, Matt Scherer, Mitch Boggs, P.J. Walters, Scouting Reports
The pitching was more impressive than the hitting in Memphis. I got a chance to watch several relievers (Motte, Scherer, Worrell) as well as a couple starters (Walters, Boggs) that could play roles in the future for the big league club. I also saw my two nemeses far too often.
It’s boring out here.
They don’t blow enough games in late innings at Memphis.
They’re still learning to be major leaguers. We’ve got it down already.
John Wasdin had a no-no through 7 before Jason Motte came in to strike out 5 batters over the 8th and 9th inning. I took a look at the video to see what Motte was up to with his pitches.