Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Los Angeles Marlowes "down on the farm "

Next up is the Los Angeles Marlowes. The franchise is doing well this season, especially the lower levels. It may be because a lot of former ML players and AAA players are down there, but no matter what they are winning. Here is what we found.

1. Billy Sexton..... Billy has spent brief time in the ML in his career. But this season, like most of the rest, he is in AAA. He currently has 17 saves in 21 chances, while sporting a 3.38 ERA. In 26 innings, he gave up 30 hits, 3 homers, 6 walks, while striking out 30. He is 4-2 with decent splits, control, pitches, and bullpen stamina.

2. Albert Bonilla...... Albert "don't call me Bobby" Bonilla is doing a lights out job in AAA this season. He made the jump from Low A to triple A, and he has even gotten better. He is currently 2-1 with 2 saves in 2 chances, and a remarkable 1.21 ERA. In 22 innings, he has given up 17 hits, 1 homers, 5 walks, while fanning 21. He has 4 decent pitches, good control, decent splits, and the act for thriving under pressure.

3.Leonardo Salazar.... Salazar is doing a nice job in AA this season. He is 3-1 with 7 saves in 7 chances. He has a 2.19 ERA to go along with so so control, decent splits, 5 semi decent pitches, and good stamina. In 49 innings he has given up 35 hits, 7 homers, 21 walks , while fanning 49.

4.Russell Bolton..... Russell is doing a great job in AA this season. He is 1-2 wih 15 saves in 16 chances. He has pitched 27 innings, giving up 30 hits, 1 homer, 3 walks, while fanning 25. He also has a very nice ERA of 2.67. Bolton has great control, good stamina, 2 very good pitches, and so so splits.

5.Vladimir Silva.......Vladimir is doing a nice job in High A ball this season. He is 7-4 with a 2.99 ERA. In 105 innings, he has given up 98 hits, 7 homers, 33 walks, while striking out 87. Silva has 4 pitches, decent control , good stamina, low splits, and the drive to prove scouts wrong.

6. Del Buckley.... Del has great power, good batting eye, and a very good left handed hitter against righties. This adds up to a "normal" power hitter. He probably will never start in the ML, but he will put up power numbers in the minors. He currently is batting .312 with 23 doubles, 1 triple, 23 homers, while driving in 83. He has walked 50 times while striking out 59.

7. Morgan Nen... Nen is another player who was up in AA, than got demoted down the ladder. He has good power. low contaxct, low splits, low batting eye, and a very slim chance to sniff the grass at Dodger Stadium. He has 28 doubles, 1 triple, 28 homers, while driving in 87. He has 37 walks and 62 strike outs, while hitting .325.

8.Fritz Belcher........ Fritz is doing a great job in AAA so far this season. He is hitting .310 with 15 doubles, 1 triple, 14 homers, while driving in 46. He has walked 24, while fanning 56 times. His numbers are decent all around, nothing fancy. He should makes the Major Leagues as a decent player.

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