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    9 hits and a walk... Not extremely encouraging at all...especially looking at only two strike outs

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    Start No. 13 (06/22/14)

    Ryan took the mound for the first time in 10 days due to the Midwest League All-Star game and a subsequent rain-out. He faced the Kane County Cougars—featuring a scorching hot Kyle Schwarber (selected no. 4 overall this year)—in the first game of double-header and his performance was decidedly mixed. On the positive side, he limited the Cougars to 2 hits and 0 runs and left the game leading 3-0 in a 5-0 Kernels victory. On the negative side, Ryan lasted only 4 innings, issued 4 walks, threw a wild pitch, and struck out only 1 batter. In short, it was the type of outing that deserves a grizzled old hack to summarize. (HE SHUT THEM OUT!). Unfortunately, when I evaluate the performance of a 22 year old in low-A, I am far more interested in the inputs than the result. In this case, it was too few innings and too little control to be considered a good outing despite the lack of runs allowed. That said, WE CAN BUILD ON THIS!!! (I may be unwilling to hack it up in the face of contrary statistical evidence, but that doesn’t mean I am not a Twins-prospect Pollyanna).

    Ryan’s game line was as follows:

    Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
    Ryan Eades 4.0 2 0 0 4 1 0 6.08

    Ryan’s season stat line is as follows (links are to Ryan’s MiLB.com, Fangraphs, and Baseball-Reference pages for more granular stats):

    eam League W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG
    CR MID 4 7 6.08 13 13 1 1 0 60.2 78 46 41 2 29 49 0.67 .318

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats...pbp&pid=592280

    http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx...448&position=P

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/mi...d=eades-001rya
    Last edited by Dance with Disco Dan; 06-22-2014 at 09:06 PM.

  3. #23
    Start No. 14 (06/28/14)

    In this start, Ryan faced a Clinton LumberKings lineup playing without its two best hitters, Austin Wilson and Tyler O’Neill (both on the DL). He also watched his offense stake him to 8 runs in the first two innings. Ryan capitalized on these two circumstances and picked up his 5th win of the season in the Kernels’ 9-5 victory. He was fortunate, however, that the Kernels’ bats showed up because he did not have a particularly effective outing.

    Over 5 innings, Ryan faced 24 batters and surrendered 5 runs (4 earned) on 7 hits (including 2 home runs). It is worth mentioning that he struck out 5 batters and did not surrender a walk. Nevertheless, his WHIP remains alarmingly high at 1.736. I am sure many have already read Seth Stohs’ first-hand account of the game. (http://twinsdaily.com/content.php/31...-s-Homers-Help). For those that haven’t, here are some of his observations regarding Ryan:

    “[Ryan] had a quick 1-2-3 inning in the first frame. He looked impressive. His fastball sat between 90 and 92 and touched 94 early in the game. He showed a slider at 83, and a changeup at about 82. His curveball was in the low-to-mid 70s.

    “All four of those were quality pitches. He gave up one run in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings and then two runs in the fifth inning. He has the pitches, but he seemed to make a bad pitch or two each inning that came back to haunt him.”

    Ryan’s game line was as follows:

    Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
    Ryan Eades (W, 5-7) 5.0 7 5 4 0 5 2 6.17

    Ryan’s season stat line is as follows (links are to Ryan’s MiLB.com, Fangraphs, and Baseball-Reference pages for more granular stats):

    Team League W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG
    CR MID 5 7 6.17 14 14 1 1 0 65.2 85 51 45 4 29 54 0.66 .318

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats...pbp&pid=592280

    http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx...448&position=P

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/mi...d=eades-001rya

  4. #24
    Start No. 15 (07/03/14)

    Ryan faced the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers for the fourth time in nine starts and for the third time his results were poor. In this case, it appears the advantage of familiarity goes to the Brewers’ affiliate. Seven batters reached safely in the Timber Rattlers’ 4-run 2nd inning and they went on to beat the Kernels 5-3. Ryan exited the game trailing 5-2 and was charged with his 8th loss of the season.

    To his credit, Ryan took the ball for the fifteenth straight start demonstrating a level of durability. Unfortunately, the formula is [(Durability) + (Performance) = Pitching Prospect], and he fell short once again in the Performance category. Ryan threw 89 pitches over 5 innings, faced 26 batters and surrendered 5 earned runs on 7 hits (including 3 doubles and a home run). He also walked three batters, hit two batters, and threw one wild pitch. Ryan did strike out five batters, four of them swinging. His game line was as follows:

    Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
    Ryan Eades (L, 5-8) 5.0 7 5 5 3 5 1 6.37

    Given Ryan’s age and experience, his struggles at Cedar Rapids are disappointing. By all reports he has the arm to move up but, for whatever reason, he has not been able to put together effective starts since early in the season. It will be interesting to watch how he finishes the season

    Ryan’s season stat line is as follows (links are to Ryan’s MiLB.com, Fangraphs, and Baseball-Reference pages for more granular stats):

    Team League W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG
    CR MID 5 8 6.37 15 15 1 1 0 70.2 92 56 50 5 32 59 0.71 .321

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats...pbp&pid=592280

    http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx...448&position=P

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/mi...d=eades-001rya

  5. #25
    Start No. 16 (07/09/14)

    If ever a start which increased an already inflated ERA can be described as a step in the right direction, this was it. Ryan improbably faced the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers for the fifth time in ten starts. And once again, the Brewers’ affiliate got the best of him in a 5-2 victory. But this time, the result does not tell the story of what was generally a strong outing.

    The big lead is that Ryan set a career high by striking out 9 batters, seven of them swinging. He pitched into the sixth inning but was removed before recording an out and trailing 3-0. Ryan faced a total of 24 batters and was charged with 5 earned runs on 6 hits and one walk. But, unlike most of his starts the last two months, it’s worthwhile to look deeper into the box score.

    For example, two of the six hits against Ryan were bunt singles. Also, the only extra-base hit he surrendered was a 2-out, inside-the-park home run to center field that scored three runs. I didn’t see the play but, in my experience, inside-the-park home runs only happen when a player is incapacitated after crashing into the wall or misses a diving attempt at a catch. It’s safe to assume that if the ball was played differently as few as one run would’ve scored on the play.

    Ryan was relieved by Chris Mazza in the sixth inning with runners on first and second and no outs. Unfortunately, Mazza was unable to work out of the inning before both runners scored. A little pick-me-up by the bullpen would’ve left Ryan with a line more indicative of his performance. The biggest negative in his outing was that he hit two batters, one of whom scored in the sixth inning. Ryan’s game line was as follows:

    Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
    Ryan Eades 5.0 6 5 5 1 9 1 6.54

    Ryan’s season stat line is as follows (links are to Ryan’s MiLB.com, Fangraphs, and Baseball-Reference pages for more granular stats):

    Team League W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG
    CR MID 5 9 6.54 16 16 1 1 0 75.2 98 61 55 6 33 68 0.74 .318

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats...pbp&pid=592280

    http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx...448&position=P

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/mi...d=eades-001rya

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    You're summary is accurate. The inside the park home run came about when Jason Kanzler dove for a line drive and missed it. Good effort, but more prudent thing to do in the 4th inning of a scoreless game is to pull up, give up 1 run and hold the batter to a single, still with 2 outs.

    One of the HBPs and his lone walk were the last two batters Eades faced.

    Effectively used his breaking ball as an out pitch most of the evening. Not a bad start at all. Just a bad result.

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