09-01-2013, 04:18 AM #1
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Scranton/WB vs Rochester 5:05 PM
SWB: Stoneburner (4-5, 4.65) ROC: Dean (2-2, 2.18)
Reading vs New Britain 5:35 PM
REA: Hollands (3-2, 4.63)NBR: Davies (3-0, 3.20)
Bradenton vs Fort Myers 11:05 AM
Cedar Rapids vs Clinton 2:05 PM
CR: Atherton (8-4, 2.61) CLI: Ewing (1-1, 4.91)
09-01-2013, 02:57 PM #2
The last game of the regular season was a good one for the Miracle but not so much so for Buxton. The number one prospect in baseball was 0-3 and pulled after six innings. His first at bat he grounded back to the pitcher and induced a double play, while his third at bat, he popped up to the first baseside. Physically, he looked tired even before the game and at the plate he saw a steady diet of offspeed pitches from Montero who worked the corners as , as changing speeds (88-92mph fb). I don't know if it was just one game but that was not the same Buxton I've seen all year, hope sending him to the AFL doesn't turn out bad.
The Miracle lefty pitcher Tomshaw did not look sharp, his fastball topped early at 92mph but sat mostly round 86-88 especially after the first three innings and was erratic with his command of his offspeed also. He was very lucky to only give up seven hits and only a couple of hard hit balls, the infield defense looked strong.
Luke Bard made his 2013 FSL appearance and was amazing, he struck out two, sitting at 96 mph much of the time with a nasty slider and challenging the hitters. Adrian Salcedo was hitting 94 regularly with good off speed stuff, he continues to look like a good relief option down the road. It was nice to see the lower half of the lineup work the comeback as well as seeing the club hit MLBer James McDonald well especially Kennys Vargas monster shot. Vargas shows great power potential but his hit tool looks to be average at best. Levi Michael was once again great in the field and showed flashes of the possibility of an average hit tool going 2-2 (double) as well as working 2 walks and 2 sb. His contact is fair at best but shows no power but does show strong fundamentals at the plate and with the leather. He looks like a defensive utility man with OBP skills if he has a MLB future.
Buxton's last official regular season at bat in the Florida State League
Last edited by Bob Sacamento; 09-01-2013 at 04:50 PM.
09-01-2013, 04:52 PM #3
Luke Bard 96 mph fastball
09-01-2013, 05:13 PM #4
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Good report Bob. Nice to know Bard will probably start at Ft. Myers next season. With his pedigree, nice college career at a big time school, pre-draft ranking etc., I'm guessing we have a fast riser here.
09-01-2013, 05:44 PM #5
09-01-2013, 06:59 PM #6
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Aaron HIcks having two good days in a row. What will it take for him to be a September callup? I understand there is one day left in the season plus playoffs maybe but any chance Hicks get a call up.
09-01-2013, 10:19 PM #7
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Norfolk wins. Their magic number is 1, Red Wings need to win tomorrow and have Norfolk lose to advance as the wild card.