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Hot sheet 2016
« on: April 08, 2016, 12:48:14 pm »
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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2016, 03:15:28 pm »
No surprise this week with Bregman at #9.

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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2016, 11:16:46 am »
Albert Abreu at #15 in this week's edition.

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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2016, 11:39:01 am »
Two bus riders on this week's list:

#2 Kyle Tucker - " Tucker put the bandit in River Bandits this week, stealing nine bases in as many chances in seven games..."

#7 Derek Fisher - "...Fisher is a super-athletic player with double-plus raw power and good speed. The problem is, his power doesn’t always show up like it has recently at Corpus Christi. Fisher has four homers in his past four games, including two on Thursday against Frisco."

http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/prospect-hot-sheet-may-13/#sf2jXIVpclcJHWhu.97

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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2016, 03:07:47 pm »
The obvious folks on the sheet this week:

1. Bregman
13. Davis

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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2016, 03:33:50 pm »
On the hit parade this week:

3. Bregman--so dangerous at the plate right now that Midland walked him intentionally three times in big spots this week. It’s easy to see why. He paces the Texas League with a .338 average, .434 on-base percentage and .685 slugging percentage, and this week he played third base in four of his seven games.

Exes on the list:
10. Daniel Mengden
14. Jacob Nix*

*of the kinda/sorta variety
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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2016, 07:32:58 pm »
Exes on the list:
10. Daniel Mengden
14. Jacob Nix*

*of the kinda/sorta variety

Nix was named to the MWL All-Star squad today--he's posted a 1.10 WHIP with 36 Ks in 38.1 IP for Fort Wayne (Padres).

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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2016, 12:44:42 pm »
This week's list with an encouraging report on Martes:

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7. Francis Martes, rhp, Astros

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Team: Double-A Corpus Christi (Texas)
Age: 20
Why He’s Here: 1-0, 0.69, 2 GS, 13 IP, 11 H, 1 R, 15 SO, 4 BB

The Scoop: One of the youngest players in the Texas League, Martes recorded a 9.00 ERA in April, but he improved to 3.44 in May and now 0.69 in June. He has a fastball in the mid- to upper 90s that he pairs with a curveball, a changeup and a slider. He’s working to refine all his pitches. (VLC)

Read more at http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/prospect-hot-sheet-june-10-indians-mejia-steps/#rpoLRpBx1Y7OXDEG.99

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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2016, 11:07:48 am »
The latest:

7. Brady Rodgers

The Scoop: Rodgers has always had exceptional control and command. He walked just 1.1 batters per nine innings in his career at Arizona State and he’s walked just 1.6 per nine innings as a pro. But while Rodgers has always hit his spots, this year he’s doing any even better job of walking no one while missing more bats. He’s pushing for a spot in Houston’s rotation. This month he’s allowed three hits, no walks and no runs with 16 strikeouts in 14 innings.

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Enmanuel Valdez

At 5-foot-9, 170 pounds, Valdez has a compact frame and has consistently performed in games before and after signing. In his pro debut, Valdez hit two home runs, and through 11 games, he’s hitting .357/.412/.762 with three home runs, five walks and five strikeouts. Valdez has a short lefthanded swing and good hand-eye coordination to make contact at a high rate, with a line-drive approach and surprising power early on in his career. Valdez’s defense will need to come along (he’s made seven errors in nine games at second base), but the early returns on his bat have been impressive.

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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2016, 04:45:38 pm »
Week ending June 23:

15. Derek Fisher, of, Astros

The Scoop: As hitters climb the minor league ladder, they tend to become more selective—it’s a survival trait—but Fisher has shown such incredible growth to his walk rate that it should come with a disclaimer: Results not typical. His walk rate jumped from about 11 percent last season to 18 percent this season at Double-A. Not coincidentally, he’s also hitting for more power.


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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2016, 05:22:59 pm »
Week ending June 23:

15. Derek Fisher, of, Astros

The Scoop: As hitters climb the minor league ladder, they tend to become more selective—it’s a survival trait—but Fisher has shown such incredible growth to his walk rate that it should come with a disclaimer: Results not typical. His walk rate jumped from about 11 percent last season to 18 percent this season at Double-A. Not coincidentally, he’s also hitting for more power.

I'm pleased the club didn't include him rather than Appel in the Giles deal. Bigger need to talented OFers in the system at this time as pitching looks pretty deep. Especially LH hitting OFers.

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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2016, 11:13:04 am »
This week:

4. Bregman
17. Miguelangel Sierra

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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2016, 03:34:09 pm »
For the second straight week:

6. Miguelangel Sierra

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This from the chat:

Warren (New London): Not knocking Miguelangel Sierra as a prospect, but how seriously are you taking his power spike? Appalachian League ballparks are pretty small: Enrique Wilson hit 13 home runs in 197 AB there, and never hit that many again.

Ben Badler: I’m not expecting him to keep hitting a home run every other game, but Sierra’s biggest weakness coming into the year was his lack of strength and minimal power. If he has a chance to go from being a guy who occasionally puts one into the gap into someone with a chance for 10-15 home runs, his projection changes pretty significantly.

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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2016, 10:58:31 am »
Latest hot shit:

20. Randy Cesar, 3B

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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2016, 03:12:38 pm »
This week:

13. Francis Martes, rhp, Astros

When Martes is on, you get outings like this. It’s always hard to drive the ball against the Astros’ young righthander, for he has allowed just three home runs all season. But when he’s not giving up walks to ignite innings, he can make it look easy with a fastball-slider combination that’s nearly unhittable.


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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2016, 11:25:03 am »
The latest:

8. Teoscar
20. Francis Martes

Helium Watch: Elieser Hernandez

Hernandez, who signed with the Astros in 2011, got to the States in 2014 but has been moved cautiously. He reached full-season ball in 2015 and began this year at high Class A but was battered to the tune of a 9.10 ERA in eight appearances. Back at Quad Cities, he’s righted himself. Hernandez, still just 21, has a four-seam fastball that has rise and run and sits 90-93 mph; He has a two-seamer that he throws to induce ground balls at 88-90; a slider at 80-83 that can get sweepy but has depth, and a changeup at 82-85 with sink and some tail to it. A tough competitor, Hernandez attacks the zone and succeeds thanks to late life on all his pitches. He can put batters away with all three offerings.

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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2016, 11:30:04 am »
Nice to see Teoscar get a bit of recognition.  With the shitshow in the outfield, I would normally expect him to get a look, like now.  However, the poor results of recent callups probably works against that.  There is still a open spot on the 40 man, so it wouldn't be problematic in that way.

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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2016, 11:32:09 am »
However, the poor results of recent callups probably works against that. 

BS.  It's the non-performing veterans that are in the way.
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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2016, 12:36:55 pm »
Teoscar just overhauled his approach this year.  Had tremendous success at AA and is showing that same success at AAA.  A call up for Teoscar seems a bit rushed.  Let him get a full year with his revised approach under his belt before bringing the kid up.  He will be on the 40-man after the season.  And will be in the competition for next years' outfield.  Also give him spring training to really ramp up to major league pitching wouldn't be a bad thing, especially since we've seen just how pathetic AAA pitching seems to be right now. 

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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2016, 01:45:56 pm »
BS.  It's the non-performing veterans that are in the way.
Well, I was assuming that he would be taking time from the veterans, and they could easily make room by removing Tucker. My point was that since the call ups haven't looked like saviors, or even average for that matter, it might look like Luhnow is trying another futile attempt to plug a hole with a prospect.  I would assume that is on his mind.

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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2016, 01:54:43 pm »
Teoscar just overhauled his approach this year.  Had tremendous success at AA and is showing that same success at AAA.  A call up for Teoscar seems a bit rushed.  Let him get a full year with his revised approach under his belt before bringing the kid up.  He will be on the 40-man after the season.  And will be in the competition for next years' outfield.  Also give him spring training to really ramp up to major league pitching wouldn't be a bad thing, especially since we've seen just how pathetic AAA pitching seems to be right now.
Teoscar overhauled his approach at least starting last year. I noted as much, last year. Obviously, it has taken and it is only an assumption that he will gain anything by staying down there. I suspect you are reacting to the failures of others, and therefore assume he needs more time. You might be right; you might not, but I think it is a mistake to think the lack of success of one has anything to do with another.

In simpler terms, Teoscar's situation is just like with Bergman or Correa, or White or Reed: "we need help with bats and have prospect options, so let's try em out."  The only difference is timing: Teoscar's opportunity might be clouded by the relative performance of those before him.

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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2016, 03:06:50 pm »
Teoscar overhauled his approach at least starting last year.

Man everything I've read said he changed to a more contact-oriented hitting approach to start this year.  (worked on things in the Dominican league as well).  Basically, worked his butt off over the off season trying to improve his pitch recognition, not chasing, overall better at bats.
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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2016, 11:21:49 am »
This week:

#17 Kyle Tucker

Exes on the list are #2 Josh Hader and #11 Rio Ruiz.

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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2016, 12:17:23 pm »
This week:

#17 Kyle Tucker

Exes on the list are #2 Josh Hader and #11 Rio Ruiz.

Glad to see Rio doing well. Hader is the one prospect I wish we had been able to hang on to.

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Re: Hot sheet 2016
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2016, 03:13:04 pm »
Who's there this week?

10. Jason Martin, of, Astros

"The 2013 eighth-round pick has long tantalized with athleticism, but he struggled to translate it into production on the field. Now, it appears things are finally beginning to click. Martin’s latest big week gave him 20 doubles and 23 home runs on the year. While some of that is a product of playing in hitter-happy Lancaster, he does have an .803 OPS on the road and has visibly matured both physically and mentally. In addition to his offensive improvement, Martin has ably played all three outfield positions and will secure his first 20-20 season with one more stolen base."