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    8/22 MINORS THREAD MONDAY ... Acuna starts rehab


    MONDAY'S MINOR LEAGUE RESULTS

    CLASS AAA


    Rochester 5, Gwinnett 3

    LP: Ellis (4-5) 5 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 5 K
    Cleto 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
    Boscan 3 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

    Lalli 3-4, 2B
    Kazmar 1-4, 2 RBI
    Bonifacio 2-4, R, SB

    CLASS AA

    Biloxi 2, Mississippi 1

    LP: Weigel (0-1) 5.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 7 K, HR
    Kent 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
    Lewis 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

    Albies 3-5, 3B
    Camargo 2-3, 2 2B, BB
    Lien 2-4, 3B, R

    ADVANCED CLASS A

    Carolina, idle

    CLASS A

    Rome 10, Asheville 3

    WP: Fried (8-6) 6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
    Johnson-Muillins 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
    Custred 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
    Jones 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

    Riley 2-5, 2 R, HR (17th), RBI
    Ellison 3-5, 2B, 2 R
    James 2-5, R, 2 RBI
    Seymour 3-5, R, RBI
    Castro 3-5, 2 R, HR (15th), 2 RBI

    SHORT-SEASON

    GCL Braves 5, GCL Blue Jays 1

    SP: Perez 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
    WP: Muller (1-0) 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
    Suarez 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER(1R), 1 BB, 0 K
    Greene 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

    Moore 1-4, HR (1st), 3 RBI
    Aquino 2-3, 2B, R, SB
    Ventura 2-4, 2 R, RBI, 2 SB
    Acuna 1-3, R, RBI, SB (rehab)

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    Bluefield 9, Danville 1

    LP: Anderson (0-1) 4 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
    Harrington 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
    Cockrell 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
    Feigl 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
    B.S. White 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

    Cruz 1-4, 3B, R
    Lee 1-4, 2B

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    DSL Braves 5, DSL Yankees 4 (10)

    SP: S, Hernandez 3.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
    Diaz 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
    WP: vasquez (4-1) 4 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

    J.C. Encarnacion 2-4, RBI
    De Hoyos 1-5, 2B, R, RBI
    Rojas 1-5, 3B, 2 RBI, 3 K

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    holy mother of good pitching again. Fried, Anderson and Weigel (AA debut).. hopefully Ellis can have less than 4 walks today. He has been great outside of way too many deep counts and walks.

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    Ronald Acuna added to the GCL roster for a rehab stint. Williams Perez was, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ9 View Post
    Ronald Acuna added to the GCL roster for a rehab stint. Williams Perez was, too.
    awesome news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ9 View Post
    Ronald Acuna added to the GCL roster for a rehab stint. Williams Perez was, too.
    Would love to see Williams make it back for a few starts during the final month. Of all the arms we've piled up, he gets by far the least love, and he was the one making the adjustments they wanted to see better than anyone else IMO.
    The FO that needlessly promoted him early knew what they were doing and are paid to do this. We aren't, so we can't know more than them. Correction....they used to be paid to do this..

    I also don't see the reasoning behind signing DK over CK, and I'm going to assume the Braves can only afford one of them. Like Bumgarner, DK would be an improvement in the rotation, but it seems like CK would be a bigger improvement in the BP.

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    Come on Weigel. Here's your shot kid!

    I'm thinking Ellis is destined for the pen if he's not traded this winter.

    Pulling hard for Fried. I think he could be a fast riser next year.

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    Williams and muller with 3 strong innings each. Nice

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    A little Austin Riley love from FG:

    http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/pro...enson-barreto/

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    So excited to see Acuna back. A strong finish from him would be absolutely huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapate50 View Post
    A little Austin Riley love from FG:

    http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/pro...enson-barreto/

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    slider bat speed.....Klaw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ2dollas View Post
    slider bat speed.....Klaw
    Seems like A ball pitchers threw 16 sliders to Riley... slackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesfanMatt View Post
    Seems like A ball pitchers threw 16 sliders to Riley... slackers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ2dollas View Post
    slider bat speed.....Klaw
    I don't think he's necessarily wrong. When you watch Riley, it's clear he doesn't have elite bat speed. The good news, though, is that while great bat speed is a good way to generate easy power, it's not always necessary. Riley has great strength, and if he can figure out how to identify fastballs quickly, he can overcome it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesfanMatt View Post
    Seems like A ball pitchers threw 16 sliders to Riley... slackers.
    17.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by smootness View Post
    I don't think he's necessarily wrong. When you watch Riley, it's clear he doesn't have elite bat speed. The good news, though, is that while great bat speed is a good way to generate easy power, it's not always necessary. Riley has great strength, and if he can figure out how to identify fastballs quickly, he can overcome it.
    Frank Thomas and the Fielders (father and son) didn't have elite bat speed either. The thing is if a player doesn't have elite bat speed, he has to have solid plate discipline and not swing at too much stuff out of the zone. Riley's walk total worries me a little more than his supposed lack of bat speed (and I'm a guy who doesn't worship the base on balls).

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    Anderson getting smacked around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50PoundHead View Post
    Frank Thomas and the Fielders (father and son) didn't have elite bat speed either. The thing is if a player doesn't have elite bat speed, he has to have solid plate discipline and not swing at too much stuff out of the zone. Riley's walk total worries me a little more than his supposed lack of bat speed (and I'm a guy who doesn't worship the base on balls).
    Right, but it all goes hand in hand, as you said. You worry more about his discipline because of his bat speed.

    Like I said, you can be a really good power hitter without elite bat speed. It just means you have to figure out how to compensate for it and it gives you less margin for error.

    Regardless, I'm excited about Riley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mqt View Post
    Anderson getting smacked around.
    Danville is much tougher than the GCL.

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    Speaking of Danville, Harrington is doing a good job in relief. Why did we not give him a shot at starting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay2033 View Post
    17.....
    With seven of them this month and has a .960 OPS for August.

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