Life on the Farm

Hey All,
I'm sorry for the lack of posts recently. I'm coming down to the end of school, and work is piling up like crazy. In a few weeks, Kevin and I will be totally done and ready to post with great frequency.
In the meantime, I thought I'd update you on how our big name prospects are doing in the minors...

Austin Jackson- The 22 year old CF has started the year extremely well. He's through 26 games in Scranton at this point, and he's hitting a spectacular .365/.432/.452. He has not hit a HR yet, which attributes to the lowish SLG. He's flashed much more power in the past, so I'm sure these numbers can increase. If he continues to get on base like he is, he could be in the majors in no time. All it takes is one slump by Melky. We saw how fast Girardi bailed on Gardner...

Shelly Duncan- He is mashing the ball down in AAA. He has 10 HR in 23 games so far. He's batting .333/.405/.687. Impressive start for Shelly.

Ian Kennedy- He unfortunately has an aneurysm and will be out for a while. He was off to a great start though. He had a 1.59 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP through 22.2 IP. We will be excited to see him return.

Zach Kroenke- He is off to a great start as well. Through 16.2, Kroenke has a 1.08 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. His K:BB ratio is not so hot though, sitting at 1. If he can get the walks down, could he be a option in the bullpen?

Mark Melancon- He's only pitched 12 innings in AAA, but he has done a great job down there. He has a .75 ERA and a .83 WHIP. He has 17 Ks and only 3 BBs. That is unbelievable. I hope that he can figure out how to pitch in the MLB, because we could use dominance like that...

Zach McAllister- He's 1-1 with a 2.67 ERA and 1.19 WHIP. He's pitched 27 innings in AA. He's off to a good start.

Jeremy Bleich- Through 33.1 IP in Tampa, he has a 2.70 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. Again, he's off to a solid start.

Dellin Betances- He's gone 32.1 IP and has posted a 3.90 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP. Both the ERA and WHIP could come down...

Jesus Montero- He's off to a fine start as well. He is hitting .302/.368/.538. He has 5 HR through 28 games. I can see his HR numbers increasing. By a lot.

Austin Romine- .295/.309/.419. The OPB is very concerning...

Andrew Brackman- He is not off to such a hot start in A ball. He's started 6 games so far and is 0-4 with a 4.55 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP. He should be able to figure it out. 

Pat Venditte- The ambidextrous pitcher is sporting a cool .61 ERA and .75 WHIP through 14.2 IP. How cool would it be to have this guy as our closer in a couple years?

There you go!

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