Jul 272012
 

A reminder: This is just for fun, a pithy look at who’s hot and who’s not. I do make an effort to not name folks in consecutive editions unless they’re on a run like Tyler Moore in 2010. The “Curse of the GBI,” is more attributable to a hot streak ending (or beginning) than anything else, though I may attribute any twinges of pain in my back to voodoo instead of scar tissue from a microdiskectomy ;-)

SYRACUSE CHIEFS 49-56, 6th place I.L. North, 9½ games behind

Good Pat Lehman 0.71ERA, 0.95WHIP in last 10 appearances
Bad Seth Bynum .194/.268/.306 in July
Interesting Atahualpa Severino .288 OBA by LHBs, .147 OBA by RHBs

HARRISBURG SENATORS 51-53, 5th place E.L. West, 12 games behind

Good Zach Walters .892 OPS in 35G (6HR, 17RBI)
Bad Robert Gilliam 9.10ERA, 1.81WHIP in last 10 appearances
Interesting Ryan Perry 2.14ERA, 1.04WHIP in first 7 starts

POTOMAC NATIONALS 17-17, T2nd place C.L. North Division, ½ game behind (48-56 overall)

Good Michael Taylor .302/.362/.500 in July
Bad Robbie Ray 0-4, 5.70ERA, 1.73WHIP in 2nd half (7 appearances)
Interesting Adrian Sanchez .340/.364/.434 in July

HAGERSTOWN SUNS 20-14, T1st place Sally League North Divison, 2 games ahead (62-41 overall)

Good Caleb Ramsey .351/.351/.486 in last 10 games
Bad Bobby Lucas 14.54ERA, 2.92WHIp in last 10 appearances
Interesting Christian Meza 2-0, 0.60ERA, 0.87WHIP as a starter

AUBURN DOUBLEDAYS 23-14, 1st place Pinckney Division, N.Y.-Penn League, 2 games ahead

Good Wander Ramos .474SLG (4HR, 1-3B, 9-2B of 31H)
Bad Elliot Waterman 10BB in 13IP, 1.77WHIP
Interesting #1 in NYPL runs scored, #11 in runs allowed

GCL NATIONALS 13-21, 4th Place GCL East, 10 games behind

Good Mike Mudron 2.20ERA, 0.86WHIP in 16⅓ IP
Bad Diomedes Eusebio 10E in 29G
Interesting Jean-Carlos Valdez nine doubles in 29G

DSL NATIONALS 23-23, 6th Place Boca Chica South Division, 10½ games behind

Good 18-y.o. Raudy Read 1E in 29G at catcher (43% CS)
Bad 18-y.o. Miguel Acevedo 1.69WHIP, 7HB in 28⅓ IP
Interesting 18-y.o. Juan De Los Santos 24BB in 36G

  9 Responses to “Good, Bad, Interesting – Vol. 15”

  1. Perry does look interesting. Any commentary beyond the stats from anyone, especially if you have seen him pitch as a SP?

    Luke – I saw your tweets with Brian about spotting Purke post-surgery. Has that been confirmed, and any information on what they did? I went back several posts looking through the comments, but don’t see any mention of it.

    • I’m 90% certain that it was Purke that I saw and that he was in a sling (the suggestion that I confused him with Paul Applebee is like mistaking Shane McCatty for Rob Wort).

      What surgery, if any, was done I can’t confirm and wouldn’t dare to speculate. But the inference that something was done is both logical and fair for any pitcher that’s gone nearly seven weeks without appearing in a game.

      • Just admit that you were wrong. It was Applebee and not Purke. Applebee is still hanging out in the and clubhouse and wearing a sling as he needs to see the doctor for follow-ups on his surgery.

        • Sure, no problem. Amazing how fast Applebee’s hair has grown, especially those sideburns, and how much weight he’s put on. Guess he’s been eating really well lately. As if it really matters.

  2. Ugh, not liking what I’m seeing from Robbie Ray. I hope he doesn’t turn out to be another Josh Smoker/Jack McGeary above-slot signing bust.

  3. Btw, to follow up on the Karns conversation from a while back, from Keith Law

    keithlaw ‏@keithlaw He’s good. 93-95 with good curve. “@Blukris: @keithlaw curious to your thoughts on Nathan Karns, Nats minor league pitcher.”
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  4. What tweets??

    Good news on Taylor, looks like we 2 big time CF prospects.
    BTW — Goodwin turns 22 in November, Taylor 22 next March.

  5. Wonder if Perry is silently working his way up Te list as a possible SP “post-Stras”? Sure they’re holding on for CMW to get his act together but Perry’s also on the 40 man and was probably going to be a Sept call-up anyhow.

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