There is no such thing as a pitching prospect or at least that’s the old adage. The phrase speaks to the uncertainty of a pitcher’s development and health. Position players have a rather ubiquitous aging curve and while not everyone adheres to that aveage, the trajectory is generally accepted as true. Not so with pitching prospects. Additionally, the potential for career ending or significant surgery greatly out paces their position player counter parts.
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I’ve run Future Redbirds for 2-3 years now. In that time, I’ve done so without ads and funding the site out of my own pocket. That’s not because I’m altrusitic (I assure you I’m not) but because I like going to sites that are absent distracting advertisements or constant soliciations for donations. Since I was in a position to provide that along with the content generation that we do at Future Redbirds, I did. And I’m happy to continue to do so.
I’m making a brief exception today. This fall, I’ll be running as part of a Viva El Birdos blog assembled team in the Cardinals Care 6K fundraiser. If you would like to donate, you can do so here. The money is going to the Cardinals Care Charity. Here’s the PR blurb on Cardinals Care 6K:
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Embarrassingly enough, I’ve had these pictures from reader James for over a month. Their too good not to share though even if I’m delinquent in posting them. All four players below will be All Stars along with Jermaine Curtis & Keith Butler.
Maybe we’re back to normal?
Let me know in the comments.
The old blog theme that we were utilizing was giving the new WordPress version (3.4) fits and wreaking havoc on the admin section. I’ve switched to a default theme as a temporary stop gap until I can find a fix for the old theme and/or decide on a new one.
As an aside, I absolutely detest maintaining websites.
Please forgive our current appearance. I will correct it soon.
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The system went 2-and-2 tonight as Skip Schumaker started a rehab assignment for Memphis, Springfield turned its first ever triple-play as a franchise, Palm Beach’s entire lineup contributed to their win over St. Lucie, and Quad Cities turned a 9th inning rally into an extra innings win. Details after the jump…
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Jeff’s Quick Take: First and foremost, Kelly is only 17 and doesn’t turn 18 until next month, so if anyone has seen Rany Jazayerli’s work on high school draftees, it has shown that drafting younger high school kids yields better results. We know the Cardinals have been putting this plan in action for several years and Kelly is an example of a young player who will require a big contract to sign away from Oregon. Kelly is exactly the type of young third basemen with power potential the Cardinals should be drafting. Scouting reports with videos after the jump.
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The Cardinals will have a lot of picks in the 2012 draft this year. If they want to claim Stryker Trahan, a high school catcher out of Louisiana, they’ll probably have to grab him at No. 19 overall or No. 23 overall. For me, Stryker remains the ideal draft selection for the June Draft in terms of skills and realistically being available during the Cardinals #1 pick.
Trahan is no small catcher standing at 6′ 1″ and a solid 220. Neither is he what you would describe as fat but rather, Trahan is simply built. His swing is about as perfect as one could ask for; there’s no handsy flailing, the trunk rotation is great and he starts from just a slightly open stance at the plate. All the reports on his defense indicate that he can be a major league catcher. You aren’t drafting a bat with Trahan. You’re drafting a catcher that can hit.
Given that the Cardinals just signed Yadier Molina to a 5 year deal, there’s an element of serendipity to the drafting of Trahan who would have plenty of time to work his way through the minors. Should the Cardinals pass on Trahan in the 2012 draft, it had better be for someone convincingly better. Trahan has the potential to be a real star, imo.
In a night where three of four games went into extra innings, the system only went 1-and-3. Bryan Anderson was the offensive star of the night and John Gast had another capable outing in triple-A. Details after the jump…